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1

what does president James E. Faust consider to be a just cause for divorce?

an irredeemable relationship destructive of a person's dignity

2

According to President James E. Faust, what would be the most effective cure for decaying family life?

honor and respect the divine roles of father and mother in the home

3

what are President Hinckley's four cornerstones of a happy home?

mutual respect
a soft answer
financial honesty
family prayer

4

what was president hinckley referring to when he said "i know of no other practice that will have so salutary an effect upon your lives"?

kneeling together in prayer

5

what is the ratifying seal of approval from the Holy Ghost on every ordinance?

the holy spirit of promise

6

what are elder scott's four necessities to gain knowledge of spiritual things?

humbly seek divine light, exercise faith in Jesus Christ, hearken to the Lord's counsel

7

according to elder richard g. scott, what is the surest way to make a truth eternally yours?

obedient application of the truth

8

according to president kimball, who is able to have a happy and successful marriage?

within the reach of every couple, every person

9

T/F every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or both parties

true

10

what does president gordon b hinckley say is even more important than romance to the happiness in marriage?

anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one's companion

11

according to elder jeffrey r. holland, in what way can
we participate in the very essence of the atonement of Jesus Christ?

forgive even as we are forgiven

12

according to elder jeffrey r. holland, what helps us recognize that our trials have a purpose?

time and perspective

13

what does elder holland teach with regards to a life without opposition?

it would be less rewarding and less ennobling than one which confronts difficulty and disappointment and sorrow.

14

what does elder oaks teach regarding our progress in the premortal world?

all of above: we had progressed as far as we could without a physical body and an experience in mortality,
many of us made covenants with the father concerning what we would do in mortality, we had to prove our willingness

15

according to elder oaks, where does satan direct his most strenuous opposition?

towards that which is most important to the Father's plan

16

according to elder oaks, what does modern revelation teach concerning gender?

gender distinctions are essential and were part of our pre-earth existence

17

T/F according to elder oaks, the fall of adam and eve was an unplanned exercise of moral agency

false

18

what does elder oaks teach concerning the creative power?

most exalted power God has given His children

19

according to elder oaks, how many children should a couple have?

all they can care for

20

elder oaks said, _____ inevitably signal a reduced commitment of parental time to nurturing the young?

increases in the number of working mothers of young children

21

according to the family proclamation, when is happiness in the family the most likely?

when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ

22

according to President gordon B. Hinckley, what is the remedy for most marriage stress?

repentance and simple integrity that leads a man to square his shoulders and meet his obligations

23

according to elder simpson, what is the perfect time for couples to take inventory, ask forgiveness, and reconfirm love?

pillow talk time at the end of the day

24

according to elder gordon b hinckley, what is the most certain way to prevent a marriage from becoming commonplace and dull?

for husbands and wives to reflect on each other's divine and godly qualitites

25

according to president kimball, what is the result of too much leisure for children?

leaves them in a state of boredom and it is natural for them to want more expensive things for their recreation

26

elder perry said, if i were cast again in the role of having a young family around me, i would be determined to give them more ______

time

27

according to elder eyring, when a young woman prepares for a career incompatible with motherhood because she worries she may not marry, have children, or be left alone to provide, she is really planning to _____

fail

28

according to elder eyring, what determines if a husband and wife will be able to provide for their family and still be in the home?

how they learn to spend as well as how they learn to earn

29

according to elder eyring, what could allow the margin in time necessary to bring our children back to God?

the difference in cost between what the world tells you is necessary and what your children really need

30

what did elder ashton say was the greatest favor a parent can do for their children?

teach them to work

31

what is the main suggestion president hinckley gives the men concerning preparing for the future through education?

whatever occupation you choose, train for it

32

what does elder nelson say that a wise women does in relation to her own progress?

renews herself, develops talents and continues education

33

according to President Hunter, what is the great symbol of our membership?

the temple

34

according to elder widtsoe, what is the best way to understand the endowment?

story of man's eternal journey, sets forth conditions on which progress in journey depends

35

according to elder packer, what represents the transcendent delegation of spiritual authority from god?

the keys to seal and bind on earth and have it bound in heaven

36

according to president packer, who keeps the keys of the sealing power?

the president of the church

37

according to president packer, what is the center of the church's spiritual strength?

temples

38

what benefits does president packer say we will receive from our service in the temple?

covers us with a shield of protection

39

according to elder asay, the temple garment serves which of the following purposes:

reminder of sacred covenants made with the Lord in his holy house, protective covering for the body, symbol of modesty of dress and living

40

according to elder asay, what is the fundamental principle to wearing the garment?

to wear the garment and not find occasions to remove it

41

what does president kimball teach concerning soul mates?

soul mates are fiction and an illusion

42

president hinckley counseled against putting off marriage for too long. why did he direct this counsel primarily to the young men?

it's the men's responsibility to take the lead

43

why didn't president kimball warn against dating those who are not faithful members of the church?

it risks the chance of falling in love with someone who may never accept the gospel

44

the pamphlet for the strength of youth teaches that the most sacred unit of the church is ______

the family

45

according to for the strength of youth, what do we show the lord when we dress modestly?

all of the above: dress influences the way you and others act, modesty invites the companionship of the spirit, it shows the lord that you recognize the body is precious

46

the pamphlet for the strength of youth teaches that ______ sends the message that one is using their body to get attention

lowering dress standards/immodesty

47

according to for the strength of youth, why is participating in violent entertainment so destructive?

satan tries to deceive you by making what is wrong and evil seem normal and exciting

48

the pamphlet for the strength of youth teaches that we should not participate in _____ kissing

passionate

49

for the strength of youth recommends which of the following behaviors for taking care of our physical health?

all of the above: exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat nutritious food.

50

according to elder scott, what should we look for as "we seek an eternal companion"?

someone who is developing the essential attributes that bring happiness: deep love of the Lord and his commandments, determination to lvie them, kindly understanding, etc.

51

According to elder scott, ALL BUT WHICH of the following are essential qualities of a prospective wife?

she seeks a profession that is adaptable to family life

52

what did president benson say provided a good measurement or yardstick to whether a person is right for you?

do you think your noblest thoughts in their presence?
do you aspire to your finest deeds?
do you wish you were better than you are?

53

what does elder oaks teach concerning a man receiving revelation for a women regarding the marriage decision?

he cannot properly receive revelation to direct her decision. She is outside his stewardship.

54

according to elder oaks, when can we be sure we will receive the Lord's guidance?

all of the above: when the choice will make a real difference in our lives, when we are living in tune with the spirit, when we are seeking the lord's guidance

55

what principle did president spencer w. kimball teach to help us understand that soul mates are fiction?

almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price.

56

according to President Spencer W. Kimball, when should a young woman not be recommended for a mission?

if it would interfere with a specific marriage proposal

57

according to elder mcconkie, what are the two most important things that any member of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints ever does?

marry the right person in the right place by the right authority
live the terms and conditions of the covenant thus binding forever

58

according to elder mcconkie, what does asking in faith imply?

the requirement that we do everything our power to accomplish the goals we seek

59

in regards to counseling with the Lord, what does elder mcconkie teach about receiving an answer?

do everything in our power to accomplish the goal that we seek

60

T/F President Kimball confirmed that, though rare, it is possible to fall in love at first sight

false

61

according to elder scott, what is satan's counterfeit of true love?

lust

62

what did elder orson pratt teach concerning our ability to love others?

being filled with the love of God increases our ability to love

63

according to elder russell m. nelson, what is the relationship between commitment to the Lord and commitment to a spouse

without a strong commitment to the lord, an individual is more prone to have a low level of commitment to a spouse.

64

according to president joseph fielding smith, what ensures that a man and wife will have no cause for divorce?

man and wife earnestly and faithfully observing all the ordinances and principles of the gospel

65

in the husband's life, what did president ezra taft benson say was the only thing that takes priority over his wife?

God himself

66

what did elder jensen teach about eternal marriage through the scripture "for intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth widom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue"

all of the above: we are to find a companion who shares our fundamental values, it describes the kind of relationship that leads to true romantic love, eternal companions are to walk together on a parallel path of goodness

67

the prophet alma taught, "see that ye bridle all your passions, that ye may be filled with love". according to elder jensen, how can we apply this principle in courtship?

deferring physical relations until they can be properly blossomed in marriage

68

T/F according to elder jensen, a couples ability to experience an ideal external marriage is usually influenced by the quality of marriage enjoyed by their parents and grandparents

false

69

how does persident hinckley define maturity?

the ability to control our thoughts and actions

70

According to elder scott, ALL BUT WHICH of the following are essential qualities of a prospective wife?

she seeks a profession that is adaptable to family life

71

what did president benson say provided a good measurement or yardstick to whether a person is right for you?

do you think your noblest thoughts in their presence?
do you aspire to your finest deeds?
do you wish you were better than you are?

72

what does elder oaks teach concerning a man receiving revelation for a women regarding the marriage decision?

he cannot properly receive revelation to direct her decision. She is outside his stewardship.

73

according to elder oaks, when can we be sure we will receive the Lord's guidance?

all of the above: when the choice will make a real difference in our lives, when we are living in tune with the spirit, when we are seeking the lord's guidance

74

what principle did president spencer w. kimball teach to help us understand that soul mates are fiction?

almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price.

75

according to President Spencer W. Kimball, when should a young woman not be recommended for a mission?

if it would interfere with a specific marriage proposal

76

according to elder mcconkie, what are the two most important things that any member of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints ever does?

marry the right person in the right place by the right authority
live the terms and conditions of the covenant thus binding forever

77

according to elder mcconkie, what does asking in faith imply?

the requirement that we do everything our power to accomplish the goals we seek

78

in regards to counseling with the Lord, what does elder mcconkie teach about receiving an answer?

do everything in our power to accomplish the goal that we seek

79

T/F President Kimball confirmed that, though rare, it is possible to fall in love at first sight

false

80

according to elder scott, what is satan's counterfeit of true love?

lust

81

what did elder orson pratt teach concerning our ability to love others?

being filled with the love of God increases our ability to love

82

according to elder russell m. nelson, what is the relationship between commitment to the Lord and commitment to a spouse

without a strong commitment to the lord, an individual is more prone to have a low level of commitment to a spouse.

83

according to president joseph fielding smith, what ensures that a man and wife will have no cause for divorce?

man and wife earnestly and faithfully observing all the ordinances and principles of the gospel

84

in the husband's life, what did president ezra taft benson say was the only thing that takes priority over his wife?

God himself

85

what did elder jensen teach about eternal marriage through the scripture "for intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth widom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue"

all of the above: we are to find a companion who shares our fundamental values, it describes the kind of relationship that leads to true romantic love, eternal companions are to walk together on a parallel path of goodness

86

the prophet alma taught, "see that ye bridle all your passions, that ye may be filled with love". according to elder jensen, how can we apply this principle in courtship?

deferring physical relations until they can be properly blossomed in marriage

87

T/F according to elder jensen, a couples ability to experience an ideal external marriage is usually influenced by the quality of marriage enjoyed by their parents and grandparents

false

88

how does persident hinckley define maturity?

the ability to control our thoughts and actions

89

according to president benson, what is the plaguing sin of this generation?

sexual immorality

90

according to elder faust, what is the greater principle violated by immodesty?

slovenliness

91

in his talk on chastity, why does president benson teach us to control our thoughts?

immorality is first planted in the mind

92

according to elder packer, what idea is most destructive to the family and to happiness

that we are advanced animals and not God's children

93

according to elder holland, what distinctive latter day saint doctrine underscores why sexual sin is so destructive?

the body is an essential part of the soul

94

how does elder holland connect sexual sin to the atonement of Jesus Christ?

by exploiting the soul of another, sexual sin desecrates the atonement which saved that soul

95

to what does elder holland say is the true result of purposely being immoral and saying "i can trangress now and repent later?"

crucifying christ afresh

96

president hinckley said that defending same-sex marriage would make light of the very purpose of marriage. what is that purpose, according to his statement?

the rearing of families.

97

according to elder oaks, what distinction should be made when trying to understand the problem of same-sex relationships?

homosexual thoughts and feelings vs. homosexual behavior.

98

what distinctions does elder dallin h. oaks make between freedom and agency?

freedom can be limited by various conditions of mortality, agency cannot be limited by outside forces.