Sex

LDS Quotes About Sex

“Let us instruct young people who come to us, first, young men throughout the Church, to know that a woman should be queen of her own body. The marriage covenant does not give the man the right to enslave her, or to abuse her, or to use her merely for the gratification of his passion. Your marriage ceremony does not give you that right”

David O. McKay  |  Conference Report, Apr. 1952, 86

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“Tenderness and respect—never selfishness—must be the guiding principles in the intimate relationship between husband and wife.”

Howard W. Hunter  |  Being a Righteous Husband and Father

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“It is a mistake to think that some of our impulses – say motherly love or patriotism – are good, and others, like sex or fighting instinct, are bad. All we mean is that the occasions on which fighting instinct or sexual desire need to be restrained are rather more frequent than those for restraining motherly love or patriotism.”

CS Lewis  |  Mere Christianity

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“All killing is not murder any more than all sexual intercourse is adultery.”

CS Lewis  |  Mere Christianity

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

“Clearly God’s greatest concerns regarding mortality are how one gets into this world and how one gets out of it. These two most important issues in our very personal and carefully supervised progress are the two issues that he as our Creator and Father and Guide wishes most to reserve to himself. These are the two matters that he has repeatedly told us he wants us never to take illegally, illicitly, unfaithfully, without sanction.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Of Souls Symbols and Sacraments.

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Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

May I suggest that human intimacy, that sacred, physical union ordained of God for a married couple, deals with a symbol that demands special sanctity.

Such an act of love between a man and a woman is—or certainly was ordained to be—a symbol of total union: union of their hearts, their hopes, their lives, their love, their family, their future, their everything. It is a symbol that we try to suggest in the temple with a word like seal. 

The Prophet Joseph Smith once said we perhaps ought to render such a sacred bond as “welding”—that those united in matrimony and eternal families are “welded” together, inseparable if you will, to withstand the temptations of the adversary and the afflictions of mortality.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments

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“When a marital relationship is characterized by ‘moral excellence,’ kindness, forgiveness, charity, and love, then intimacy—including sexual intimacy—seems to naturally follow. In my work as a marriage and family counselor, I have observed that rejection of or withdrawal from intimate relations in marriage generally occurs when those qualities are absent and selfishness sets in.”

Kent R. Brooks  |  Paul's Inspired Teachings On Marriage

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Spencer W. Kimball Portrait

“Even though Sexcan be an important and satisfactory part of married life, we must remember that life is not designed just for sex. Even marriage does not make proper certain extremes in sexual indulgence. To the Ephesian saints Paul begged for propriety in marriage: ‘So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.’”

Spencer W. Kimball  |  Miracle of Forgiveness, 73

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“The notion that boys are unable to control themselves is a scary message. If men can’t control themselves, they must be dangerous. This negative perception is a heavy burden for young women. Young men may also learn to doubt whether they really can control their sexual feelings. In this way, well-intentioned teachers and leaders remove from these young men the responsibility that is rightfully theirs. Modesty”

Laura M. Brotherson  |  And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment

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“The intense human intimacy that should be enjoyed in and symbolized by sexual union is counterfeited by sensual episodes which suggest–but cannot deliver–acceptance, understanding, and love. Such encounters mistake the end for the means as lonely, desperate people seek a common denominator which will permit the easiest, quickest gratification.”

Victor L. Brown  |  Human Intimacy: Illusion and Reality

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