“If we are going to have any hope of eradicating this plague from the world, love must be both at the forefront and the foundation of all our efforts,” stressed Sister Jones.
“As the popular catchphrase says, ‘porn kills love,’ but let’s also remember that love kills porn,” said Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “That doesn’t mean that our love for someone else can change their addiction or even their behavior. But love can motivate us — how we prepare, how we respond, how we listen — particularly with our children,” said the leader of the faith’s more than 1 million boys and girls worldwide.
Sister Jones was a keynote speaker Saturday morning, March 10, 2018, at the Utah Coalition Against Pornography conference at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.
“I am here today as a concerned woman, mother, and grandmother,” said Sister Jones. “This problem is affecting our boys and our girls, and we’re not talking about it enough.”
Sister Jones continued, “For some reason, we don’t talk very much to youth and children about one of the strongest urges and biggest temptations they will face. Our reluctance sets them up to be taught primarily by the internet, other children or teenagers, or even Hollywood.”