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“Perhaps there is a common element in those two things – unchastity and murder. Both have to do with life, which touches upon the highest of divine powers. Murder involves the wrongful taking of life; sexual transgression may involve the wrongful giving of life, or the wrongful tampering with the sacred fountains of life-giving power.”

Bruce C. Hafen – 28 September 1982, ‘The Gospel and Romantic Love,’ New Era Magazine (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, February 2002), 10.