First is the revealed, restored doctrine of the human soul.
One of the “plain and precious” truths restored in this dispensation is that “the spirit and the body are the soul of man” That is the reason why obtaining a body is so fundamentally important in the first place,why sin of any kind is such a serious matter (namely because it is sin that ultimately brings both physical and spiritual death), and why the resurrection of the body is so central to the great triumph of Christ’s Atonement.
And when one mocks the Son of Righteousness, one steps into a realm of heat hotter and holier than the noonday sun. Secondly, may I stress that human intimacy is reserved for a married couple because it is the ultimate symbol of total union, a totality and a union ordained and defined by God.
From the Garden of Eden onward, marriage was intended to mean the complete merger of a man and a woman—their hearts, hopes, lives, love, family, future, everything.
We declare that one who uses the God-given body of another without divine sanction abuses the very soul of that individual, abuses the central purpose and processes of life, “the very key” to life, as President Boyd K. In exploiting the body of another—which means exploiting his or her soul—one desecrates the Atonement of Christ, which saved that soul and which makes possible the gift of eternal life. You cannot with impunity “crucify Christ afresh.” In sexual transgression the soul is at stake—the body and the spirit.On your wedding day the very best gift you can give your eternal companion is your very best self—clean and pure and worthy of such purity in return. Nevertheless we seek ways even in mortality whereby we can unite with Him spiritually.Thirdly, may I say that physical intimacy is not only a symbolic union between a husband and a wife—the very uniting of their souls—but it is also symbolic of a shared relationship between them and their Father in Heaven. In so doing we gain some access to both the grace and the majesty of His power.How could anything society exploits and glamorizes so openly be very sacred or serious?May I begin with a lesson from civilization’s long, instructive story. the wisdom of [lessons learned] in the laboratory of history.