Knutson Oswald 2009 Elder Dallin H Oaks The abundant information and images

Knutson oswald 2009 elder dallin h oaks the abundant

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power to change is very real, and it is a great spiritual gift from God.” (Knutson & Oswald, 2009) Elder Dallin H. Oaks: "The abundant information and images accessible on the Internet call for sharp focus and control to avoid accessing the pornography that is an increasing scourge in our society. As the Deseret News noted in a recent editorial, “Images that used to be hidden in out-of-the-way store counters now are as close as a mouse click.” The Internet has made pornography accessible almost without effort and often without leaving the privacy of one’s home or room. The Internet has also facilitated the predatory activities of adults who use its anonymity and accessibility to stalk children for evil purposes. Parents and youth, beware!" What hope and/or guidance does the restored gospel offer to those either witnessing or combating technology addiction? "The first thing we must understand is that addictions are so much easier to prevent than to cure. In the Savior’s words, “Suffer none of these things to enter into your heart.” The best defense against addiction is never to start. Always remember, with the Savior’s help, you can break free from addiction. It may be a long, difficult path, but the Lord will not give up on you. He loves you. Jesus Christ suffered the Atonement to help you change, to free you from the captivity of sin. The most important thing is to keep trying—sometimes it takes several attempts before people find success. So don’t give up. Don’t lose faith. Keep your heart close to the Lord, and He will give you the power of deliverance. He will make you free." (Utchdorf, 2014)
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5 RUNNING HEAD: Technology Addiction References Anderson, J., & Rainie, L. (2018, April 17). Concerns about the future of people's well-being and digital life. Retrieved from - of-peoples-well-being/.
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  • David Blake
  • Brigham Young University, Dallin H. Oaks, Elder Dallin H. Oaks

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