Sex

“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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“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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“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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“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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“If it is unnatural, you just don’t do it. That is all, and all the family life should be kept clean and worthy and on a very high plane. There are some people who have said that behind the bedroom doors anything goes. That is not true and the Lord would not condone it.”

Spencer W. Kimball  |  Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 312

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“It is the destiny of men and women to join together to make eternal family units. In the context of lawful marriage, the intimacy of sexual relations is right and divinely approved. There is nothing unholy or degrading about sexuality in itself, for by that means men and women join in a process of creation and in an expression of love”

Spencer W. Kimball  |  President Kimball Speaks Out, 2

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“The union of the sexes, husband and wife (and only husband and wife), was for the principal purpose of bringing children into the world. Sexual experiences were never intended by the Lord to be a mere plaything or merely to satisfy passions and lusts. We know of no directive from the Lord that proper sexual experience between husbands and wives need be limited totally to the procreation of children, but we find much evidence from Adam until now that no provision was ever made by the Lord for indiscriminate sex”

Spencer W. Kimball  |  "The Lord’s Plan for Men and Women,” Ensign, Oct. 1975, 4

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