Friday, August 31, 2012

High Standards

No woman 
should ever be expected 
to lower her standard 
for a man who refuses
to hold himself up to a higher one.
-Elder Bednar 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Spirit Fills

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, 1873, 62).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Permissive Society

An otherwise permissive society,
  which tolerates almost everything,
  usually will not tolerate speech that challenges its iniquity.
Evil is always intolerantly preoccupied with its own perpetuation.
  That Ye May Believe, p. 74 Neal A. Maxwell

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chastity- powerful words in there.

“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,