When you are filled with the Spirit of God, … that [Spirit] satisfies
and fills up every longing of the human heart, and fills up every
vacuum. When I am filled with that spirit my soul is satisfied. … The
Spirit of God will impart instruction to your minds, and you will impart
it to each other. … Remember that you are Saints of God; and that you
have important works to perform in Zion” (Woman’s Exponent, Sept. 15,
“There was provided in our bodies—and this is sacred—a power of creation, a
light, so to speak, that has the power to kindle other lights. This gift was to
be used only within the sacred bonds of marriage. Through the exercise of this
power of creation, a mortal body may be conceived, a spirit enter into it, and
a new soul born into this life.
“This power is good. It can create and sustain family life, and it is in
family life that we find the fountains of happiness. …
“The power of creation—or may we say procreation—is not just an incidental
part of the plan: it is essential to it. Without it the plan could not proceed.
The misuse of it may disrupt the plan.
“Much of the happiness that may come to you in this life will depend on how
you use this sacred power of creation. … If [Satan] can entice you to use this
power prematurely, to use it too soon, or to misuse it in any way, you may well
lose your opportunities for eternal progression. …
“Protect and guard your gift. Your actual happiness is at stake. Eternal
family life … can be achieved because our Heavenly Father has bestowed this
choicest gift of all upon you—this power of creation. It is the very key to
happiness” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1972,