The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Fidelity 

''We believe in chastity before marriage and total fidelity after marriage. That sums it up. That is the way to happiness in living. That is the way to satisfaction. It brings peace to the heart and peace to the home.''—President Gordon B. Hinckley, This Thing Was Not Done in a Corner, General Conference, October 1996 

"There are at least three dangers that threaten the Church within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them. As I see these, they are flattery of prominent men in the world, false educational ideas, and sexual impurity."—Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, p.312 

"The primary reason for obedience to all the laws of chastity is to keep the commandments of God. Joseph understood that reason clearly when he resisted the entreaties of Potiphar's predatory wife. Joseph, who clearly noted his loyalty to his employer, Potiphar, concluded, 'How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?' (Genesis 39:8-9.) Joseph's obedience was an act of many-splendored loyalty—to God, to himself, to his future family, to Potiphar, and, yes, even to Potiphar's wife, who lacked understanding."—Neal A. Maxwell, Notwithstanding My Weakness, p.94-95 

"Love is the highest attribute of the human soul, and fidelity is love's noblest offspring."—David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals, p.489  

"My precious young brothers, may you understand that chastity is the source of virile manhood, the crown of beautiful womanhood, the foundation of a happy home, and the ultimate and perfect standard underlying all spiritual progression."—Elder Robert L. Backman, Ensign, Nov. 1989, page 40

"... a basic law in marriage is the law of chastity. Men and women cannot defile the fountain of life and reap a fullness of joy. Happiness and purity of heart and mind go hand in hand." - Milton R. Hunter, "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery," Ensign, June 1971, p. 42

“Obedience to the law of chastity would diminish cries for abortion and would go a long way toward controlling sexually transmitted disease. Total fidelity in marriage would eliminate a major cause of divorce, with its consequent pain and sadness inflicted especially upon innocent children.” - Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Fruits of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Ensign (CR), November 1991, p. 15

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