In this important talk, originally given while he was president of BYU, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland turns his remarkable spiritual and literary talents to the subject of human intimacy. Rather than simply listing the dos and dont's of personal purity, Elder Holland reviews the doctrinal seriousness of this topic and examines "why we should be clean, and why moral discipline is such a significant matter in God's eyes." Relying on scripture and statements from the prophets and using thought-provoking insights from poets and philosophers, he explains clearly, and without reserve, why Latter-day Saints cannot adopt the world's views about intimacy.
About the Actor
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 23 June 1994. At the time of this call, Elder Holland was serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, to which he had been called on 1 April 1989. A native of St. George, Utah, he has spent most of his professional life in Church education. He received his bachelor and master degrees from Brigham Young University and a master degree and Ph.D. from Yale University. From 1980 until his call as a General Authority in 1989, Elder Holland served as president of Brigham Young University. He is a former Church commissioner of education and dean of the College of Religious Education at BYU. Elder Holland is the author of several books, one of which he co-authored with his wife, Patricia. They were married in 1963 and are the parents of three children and the grandparents of 12 grandchildren.