This article is to the young adult women of the Church. I have had a few conversations recently, coupled with some other experiences that have prompted me to speak up. In one recent conversation many young women were angered at the idea that their choices would have anything but good consequences. They expected that God would bless them fully no matter what choices they made, as well as the common misconception that all choices are equal. This is simply not true. All choices do have consequences, God does not bless us all equally, and all choices are not equal.
Remember in D&C 130:20-21, we are taught:
20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—
21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.
This means that we cannot expect blessings for gospel principles of which we refuse to obey, or even which we have not studied out. Continue reading