Preventing an Addiction

Help and Support for Youth

Prophetic Counsel

President Thomas S. Monson offers three specific steps we can implement to battle pornography.

  1. Return to Righteousness
    An understanding of who we are and what God expects us to become will prompt us to pray. We can yet be guided by that still, small voice.
  2. A Quest for the Good Life
    He speaks not of the fun life, the sophisticated life, the popular life. Rather, he urges each to seek eternal life--life everlasting with mother, father, brothers, sisters, husband, wife, sons, and daughters, forever and forever together.
  3. A Pledge to Win the War
    As we encounter pornography, let our battle standard and that of our communities be taken from that famous ensign of early America, "Don't tread on me."

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President Gordon B. Hinckley

President Gordon B. Hinckley warns that pornography is only an evil caricature of the good and the beautiful (see also Ensign, November 2003, 82–85).

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin compares the dangers of pornography to the dangers of quicksand (see also Ensign, November 2004, 101–104).

President Gordon B. Hinckley

President Gordon B. Hinckley speaks of the gospel as a shelter from sleazy materials on the Internet (see also Ensign, November 2004, 59–62).