Teaching Young People the Value of Chastity

Nearly every religion teaches the principle of chastity before marriage, but fewer and fewer people are observing it. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that "God has commanded that children are entitled to birth within the bounds of matrimony." In today's culture, most people consider sex before marriage normal. Movies, television shows, and popular music all reflect this. God, however, has not rescinded the strict standard of chastity he taught in the Bible. The Proclamation...
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How Do I Get Motivated for Marriage?

Contributed by Thomas Holman Turn to good, trustworthy sources and most importantly, turn to God, to receive the desire and motivation you need to find a person with whom you can have a happy marriage Some Interesting Research                 DATING AND MARRIAGE                                 BY THE NUMBERS                                                                      96% Strongly Agree or Agree that Being Married is among 1 or 2 Most Important T...
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Exploding Billiard Balls

In the 1860’s a man by the name of John Wesley Hyatt began experimenting with a chemical compound known as cellulose nitrate.  His goal was to come up with a substitute for the ivory that was used in billiard balls.  Not only would this save quite a few elephants, but there was a $10,000 prize on the table as well.  Hyatt succeeded (although he never did receive the prize money) and began producing a substance known as celluloid. You’ve probably heard of celluloid before if you ...
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Why I Don’t Drink (or Smoke or Have Sex) and What I Actually Do For Fun – A Letter to My Future Children

by Katie S. My dear little ones, With nursing school coming to a close (!!!!) there is plenty of cause for celebration! Party time! It is fitting then that I have been asked several times over the last few weeks if I will drink when school gets over. After all, it could just be a one night thing. Right? A couple of drinks. Laughs with friends. Hopefully only a mild hangover the next day. Good times! Only, I won't. I could but I won't. I'm writing this, my loves, because when asked recently I...
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The Benefits of Chastity Before Marriage

Nearly every religion teaches the principle of chastity before marriage, but fewer and fewer people are observing it. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that "God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife"  and that "children are entitled to birth within the bounds of matrimony." In today's culture, most people consider sex before marriage normal. Movies, television shows, and popular ...
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Important Factors to Consider Before Taking the Marriage Plunge

The high divorce rate in the United States and the resulting concern with marrying the right person at the right time makes selecting someone to marry an especially important contemporary issue for single adults. But what predicts if you will be happily married? According to The Beatles, "All you need is love." Your parents say, "Marry someone whose values are similar to yours." Your religious leader advises, "Good communication is the key!" Who is right and who is wrong? All of this...
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