Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Morality

  • "We are agents blessed with moral agency and are defined by our divine heritage as children of God—and not by sexual behaviors, contemporary attitudes, or secular philosophies."

    —David A. Bednar, "We Believe in Being Chaste"
    Topics: Morality

  • "As grandmothers, mothers, and role models, women have been the guardians of the wellspring of life, teaching each generation the importance of sexual purity—of chastity before marriage and fidelity within marriage. In this way, they have been a civilizing influence in society; they have brought out the best in men; they have perpetuated wholesome environments in which to raise secure and healthy children."

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "The Moral Force of Women"
    Topics: Morality

  • "I promise that obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity. Chastity and virtue are now, always have been, and always will be “most dear and precious above all things” (Moroni 9:9)."

    —David A. Bednar, "We Believe in Being Chaste"
    Topics: Morality

  • "A mother can exert an influence unequaled by any other person in any other relationship. By the power of her example and teaching, her sons learn to respect womanhood and to incorporate discipline and high moral standards in their own lives. Her daughters learn to cultivate their own virtue and to stand up for what is right, again and again, however unpopular."

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "The Moral Force of Women"
    Topics: Morality

  • "We remain under divine command not to commit adultery or fornication even when those acts are no longer crimes under the laws of the states or countries where we reside. Similarly, laws legalizing so-called “same-sex marriage” do not change God’s law of marriage or His commandments and our standards concerning it. We remain under covenant to love God and keep His commandments and to refrain from serving other gods and priorities—even those becoming popular in our particular time and place."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "No Other Gods"
    Topics: Morality

  • "Intimate relations are proper only between a man and a woman in the marriage relationship prescribed in God’s plan."

    —David A. Bednar, "We Believe in Being Chaste"
    Topics: Morality

  • "We have in our lives the gospel of Jesus Christ, and we know that morality is not passé, that our conscience is there to guide us, and that we are responsible for our actions."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Stand in Holy Places"
    Topics: Morality, Prophetic Messages