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Symbols & Sacraments
Collected Talks of Jeffrey R. Holland
As modern winds of immorality swirl luridly around them, I am concerned for any of our youth or young adults who may be confused about principles of personal purity, about obligations of total chastity before marriage and complete fidelity after it. Against what is happening in the world they see and hear, and hoping to fortify parents as they teach their children a higher standard, I wish to speak today about moral cleanliness. Because this subject is as sacred as any I know, I earnestly pray for the Holy Spirit to guide me in remarks that are more candid than I would wish to make. In approaching this subject I do not document a host of social ills for which the statistics are as grim as the examples are offensive. Why is it such an important issue to God? How could anything society exploits and glamorizes so openly be very sacred or serious? A youth boiling with hormones will wonder why he should not give full freedom to his sexual desires; [but] if he is unchecked by custom, morals, or laws, he may ruin his life before he … understand[s] that sex is a river of fire that must be banked and cooled by a hundred restraints if it is not to consume in chaos both the individual and the group.
I discovered an awesome site Wednesday night: Speeches. They've made mp3's available of speeches given at BYU all the way back to Here's one from by President George Albert Smith! You can browse the talks by speaker, topic, or year. So far I've mostly been listening to talks by Elder Maxwell. The Inexhaustible Gospel , Free to Choose?
Documents > Handouts > Holland > “Of Souls Symbols Sacraments” 9-Nov Page 4 of 6 married couples, when he invited them to cleave unto one.
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