Why is lust such a deadly sin? Well, in addition to the completely Spirit-destroying impact it has upon our souls, I think it is a sin because it defiles the highest and holiest relationship God gives us in mortality—the love that a man and a woman have for each other and the desire that couple has to bring children into a family intended to be forever. Someone said once that true love must include the idea of permanence.
Jeffrey R. Holland was president of Brigham Young University when this devotional address was delivered on 12 January 1988 in the Marriott Center.
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The follwoing is an excerpt from this talk:
“My topic is that of human intimacy, a topic as sacred as any I know and more sacred than anything
I have ever addressed from this podium. If I am not careful and you are not supportive, this subject
can slide quickly from the sacred into the merely sensational, and I would be devastated if that happened.
It would be better not to address the topic at all than to damage it with casualness or carelessness.
Indeed, it is against such casualness and carelessness that I wish to speak. So I ask for your faith and
your prayers and your respect.”
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