Pornography is probably my least favorite subject to discuss or write about. Nevertheless, I know that it can be very destructive, so I am blogging about it here. I get so frustrated with the way that the world acts like viewing pornography is perfectly acceptable and that it doesn't hurt anyone. It is not acceptable and it hurts anyone involved with it. It drives the spirit away. It promotes unhealthy relationships with others and it often leads people to make other poor choices as they try to hide their addiction. Please know that I looked up quotes on this topic because it was part of my assignment, but also because I think that it is important to remember that pornography can poison relationships. Please be spiritually strong and completely avoid pornography.

                                                          Quotes Regarding Pornography
"My brothers and sisters, involvement in [pornography] will literally destroy the spirit. Be strong. Be clean. Avoid such degrading and destructive types of content at all costs--whatever they may be!" Thomas S. Monson, "Until We Meet Again" April 2009 General Conference

"The onslaught of pornography in all of its vicious, corroding, destructive forms has caused great grief, suffering, heartache, and destroyed marriages. It is one of the most damning influences on earth." Richard G. Scott, "To Aquire Spiritual Guidance", October 2009 General Conference

"Satan is extremely good at blocking spiritual communication by inducing individuals, through temptation, to violate the laws upon which spiritual communication is founded. With some, he is able to convince them that they are not able to receive such guidance from the Lord." Richard G. Scott, "To Aquire Spiritual Guidance", October 2009 General Conference

 "Sin is addictive; self-degenerating; conducive to other strains of corruption; deadening to spirituality, conscience, and reason; blinding to reality; contagious; destructive to mind, body, and spirit. Sin is spiritually corrosive. Unrestrained it becomes all-consuming. It is overcome by repentance and righteousness." Richard G. Scott, "To Aquire Spiritual Guidance", October 2009 General Conference

"Consider the tragic example of King David. Though a spiritual giant in Israel, he allowed himself to look upon something he should not have viewed (see 2 Sam. 11). Tempted by what he saw, he violated two of the Ten Commandments, beginning with “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Ex. 20:14). In this way a prophet-king fell from his exaltation (see D&C 132:39)."  Dallin H. Oaks, "Pornography", April 2005 General Conference

"Young women, please understand that if you dress immodestly, you are magnifying this problem by becoming pornography to some of the men who see you." Dallin H. Oaks, "Pornography", April 2005 General Conference

“We need to be careful of the “tolerance trap” so that we are not swallowed up in it. The permissiveness afforded by the weakening of the laws of the land to tolerate legalized acts of immorality does not reduce the serious spiritual consequence that is the result of the violation of God’s law of chastity.” Boyd K. Packer, "These Things I Know", April 2013 General Conference

“Pure Christian love, the love of Christ, does not presuppose approval of all conduct. Surely the ordinary experiences of parenthood teach that one can be consumed with love for another and yet be unable to approve unworthy conduct.” Boyd K. Packer, "The Brilliant Morning of Forgiveness", October 1995 General Conference

“If a couple allows lewd language or pornography to corrupt their intimacy, they offend their Creator while they degrade and diminish their own divine gifts. True happiness is predicated upon personal purity. 13 Scripture commands: “Be ye clean.” 14 Marriage should ever be a covenant to lift husbands and wives to exaltation in celestial glory.” Russell M. Nelson, "Nurturing Marriage" April 2006 General Conference

"How can a man, particularly a priesthood bearer, not think of the damage emotionally and spiritually caused to women, especially to a wife, from such abhorrent activity? The participation in pornography in any of its lurid forms is a manifestation of unbridled selfishness." Richard G. Scott, "The Sanctity of Womanhood" April 2000 General Conference

“One of the ultimate ironies of eternity is that the adversary, who is miserable precisely because he has no physical body, entices us to share in his misery through the improper use of our bodies. The very tool he does not have is thus the primary target of his attempts to lure us to spiritual destruction.” David A Bednar "We Believe in Being Chaste" April 2013 General Conference

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