The church is sensitive about its historical relationship with polygamy, and entry into a polygamous marriage, even where legal, will result in mandatory consideration of church discipline and possible excommunication.
In the April 1975 general conference meeting for men church seventy Vaughn Featherstone stated that the "urge" to masturbate "does not have to be satisfied" and that we should not "have a problem with masturbation".
No smoking, no alcohol (not even a little) no coffee (not even decaf), no tea (not even green tea! Do not associate with other non-Mormons (except when engaged in #9 above.)11.
Young Men (age 19) are to serve a two year mission to attempt to convert others to Mormonism. They are not allowed to visit family during this time.
In addition, contribute extra amounts to various church funds such as Fast Offering, Missionary fund, Building fund, etc.2. Mormons are taught that when their “prophet” speaks it is coming from God.
They are told that when the prophet speaks the thinking has been done.
Members are expected to obey whatever they are told without any hesitation or skepticism.3.
And French kissing is out--it's purpose is to be passionate and suggestive, not to express pure affection (plus, the stuff with the tongues just seems tacky, in my opinion).
Sexuality has a prominent role within the theology of Mormonism, including that of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
The church teaches that gender is defined in the premortal existence, and that part of the purpose of mortal life is for men and women to be sealed together, forming bonds that allow them to progress eternally together in the afterlife.
It also teaches that sexual relations within the framework of opposite-sex marriage is healthy, necessary, and ordained of God.
In contrast with some orthodox Christian movements, sexuality in Mormon theology is neither a product of original sin nor a "necessary evil".
LDS Church doctrine bars sexual behavior outside of heterosexual marriage, and sexual transgressions are considered second only to murder in seriousness.
The LDS Church teaches its members to obey what it calls the law of chastity, which is a code of morality and modesty.
Because so many people ask us about the “Mormon Rules” I’ve put together a list of the many things that are required of Mormons in order to be a faithful member in “good standing”.1.
Pay 10% of your Gross (before tax) income, aka Tithing.
Invite your parents to become acquainted with those you date.
Choose to date only those who have high moral standards and in whose company you can maintain your standards.