“Introduction,” Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts, (1969),1
Marriage between husband and wife is central to our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness. Physical intimacy is a sacred part of the marriage relationship. It allows children to be born into families, and it brings couples closer together throughout their lives.
The adversary tries to thwart the Lord’s plan of happiness by suggesting that physical intimacy is only for personal gratification. Pornography encourages this destructive and selfish preoccupation. Pornography depicts or describes the human body or sexual conduct in a way that arouses sexual feelings. It may be found in written material (including romance novels), photographs, movies, electronic images, video games, Internet chat rooms, erotic telephone conversations, music, or any other medium. It is a tool of the adversary.
As you learn and apply the gospel of Jesus Christ in your life, you can withstand the adversary. If you “let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly” (D&C 121:45), you will grow in knowledge, strength, and power. You can receive His image in your countenance and be spiritually born of Him (see Alma 5:14).^ Back to top