Today in Mormon History - Jun 18

Today in Mormon History ...

Merida Mexico Temple; Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico; Announcement: 25 September 1998; Dedication: 18 June 2000 by Thomas S. Monson; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (1)
-- 10 years ago - Jun 18, 2000

First counselor George A. Smith tells Salt Lake School of the Prophets about "the evil of Masturbation" among Utah Mormons. Apostle Lorenzo Snow says that "Plural Marriage would tend to diminish this evil self-pollution," and he believes that "indulgence on the part of men was less in Plural marriage than in Monogomy." Elder George Reynolds (Secretary to Brigham Young) also tells the School that "where Monogomy was the Law, it compelled a more frequent (sexual) cohabitation than is right and proper." Medical books of the time advise sexual intercourse only once a month. (2)
-- 140 years ago - Jun 18, 1870

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to the Nauvoo high council, petitioning for a release from attending to temporal concerns. (3)
-- 170 years ago - Jun 18, 1840

1 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith

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