Marriage and Chastity
    Footnotes
    Theme

    “Marriage and Chastity,” Ensign, July 2014, 8

    Doctrinal Highlight

    Marriage and Chastity

    Elder Neil L. Andersen

    “[Recently,] the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve published a letter to leaders of the Church across the world. In part it read: ‘Changes in the civil law do not, indeed cannot, change the moral law that God has established. God expects us to uphold and keep His commandments regardless of divergent opinions or trends in society. His law of chastity is clear: sexual relations are proper only between a man and a woman who are legally and lawfully wedded as husband and wife.’ …

    “As the world slips away from the Lord’s law of chastity, we do not. …

    “While many governments and well-meaning individuals have redefined marriage, the Lord has not. In the very beginning, God initiated marriage between a man and a woman—Adam and Eve. He designated the purposes of marriage to go far beyond the personal satisfaction and fulfillment of adults to, more importantly, advancing the ideal setting for children to be born, reared, and nurtured. Families are the treasure of heaven.”

    Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Spiritual Whirlwinds,” Ensign, May 2014, 19.