Monthly Archives: January 2015

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #20 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“Show respect for the Lord and yourself by dressing appropriately for Church meetings and activities. This is especially important when attending sacrament services. Young men should dress with dignity when officiating in the ordinance of the sacrament.” – For the Strength of Youth

Tomorrow and for the next two Sundays, I, ____________________, will show respect for the Lord by dressing appropriately for church meetings and activities.

For Men:

I, ____________________, will dress with dignity as I pass, prepare, and/or bless the sacrament.


” “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” declares that “parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God, and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.”  The Lord has commanded us to teach our children important truths, and teaching modesty and virtue is one of our most vital responsibilities. So how do we do this?

” We need to teach through word and example. As President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, taught: “It has been said, ‘Teaching by example is one way to teach.’ I would say, ‘Teaching by example is the best way to teach.’” We can set a family standard by always dressing ourselves modestly, appropriately, and tastefully. If we are endowed, we should always wear our temple garments and treat them with respect and reverence. When we as parents and leaders are consistent with what we teach and what we do, we avoid the confusion we may otherwise cause.

” We need to teach from For the Strength of Youth. The principles taught in this booklet leave room for personal revelation and freedom of choice. ” – “Teaching Modesty to Our Children” by Silvia H. Allred. From https://www.lds.org/ensign/2009/07/modesty-a-timeless-principle-for-all?lang=eng#footnote3-04207_000_009

(If applicable)

I, ____________________, will be an example of and teach my children the standard of modesty.

(If applicable)

I, ____________________, will be an example of and teach my future children the standard of modesty.

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance/

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #19 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“If you are not sure what is appropriate to wear, study the words of the prophets, pray for guidance, and ask your parents of leaders for help.” – For the Strength of Youth

Two equally good options, this one:

As I, ____________________, go throughout the next three weeks, I will study the words of the prophets, pray for guidance, and ask my parents and leaders for help  with keeping the Lord’s standard of modesty.

Or this one:

As I, ____________________, go throughout the next three weeks, I will study the words of the prophets, pray for guidance, and ask righteous friends for help with keeping the Lord’s standard of modesty as needed.


“We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.” – 8th Article of Faith

“We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.” – 9th Article of Faith

“If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” – 13th Article of faith

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #18 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“Do not disfigure yourself with tattoos or body piercings. Young women, if you desire to have your ears pierced, wear only one pair of earrings” – For the Strength of Youth

Good:

Until February 1st, I, ____________________, commit to not disfigure my body with tattoos or body piercings.

Best:

I, ____________________, commit to never disfigure my body with tattoos or body piercings.

For Women:

I, ____________________, commit to not wearing more than one pair of earrings at a time.


“Did you ever think that your body is holy? You are a child of God. Your body is His creation. Would you disfigure that creation with portrayals of people, animals, and words painted into your skin?

“I promise you that the time will come, if you have tattoos, that you will regret your actions. They cannot be washed off. They are permanent. Only by an expensive and painful process can they be removed. If you are tattooed, then probably for the remainder of your life you will carry it with you. I believe the time will come when it will be an embarrassment to you. Avoid it. We, as your Brethren who love you, plead with you not to become so disrespectful of the body which the Lord has given you.

“May I mention earrings and rings placed in other parts of the body. These are not manly. They are not attractive. You young men look better without them, and I believe you will feel better without them. As for the young women, you do not need to drape rings up and down your ears. One modest pair of earrings is sufficient.” – A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth, by Gordon B. Hinkley. From https://www.lds.org/ensign/2001/01/a-prophets-counsel-and-prayer-for-youth?lang=eng

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #17 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“Immodest clothing is any clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing in any other manner.” – For the Strength of Youth

“Choose appropriately modest apparel when participating in sports” – For the Strength of youth

Until February 1st, I, ____________________, will avoid clothing that allows more of my body to be seen than should be. My apparel will be appropriately modest as I participate in sports. I will avoid immodest clothing.


“Prophets of God have continually counseled His children to dress modestly.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, __________, will listen to the prophet’s instruction and avoid immodesty

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #16 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“Through your dress and appearance, you can show how precious your body is to you. You can show that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ and that you love Him” – For the Strength of Youth

Until February 1st, I, ____________________, will be neat and clean. I will avoid being inappropriately casual in my clothing, my hairstyle, and my behavior.


“One of the tell-tale signs of creeping apostasy among the Nephites – and, by extension, that of any civilization- is their obsession with costly apparel. It is noteworthy that the text seldom mentions the beauty or appearance of the clothing, only that it costs much.

“When form has replaced function to such a degree that a people place a premium upon those things that are the most expensive, then their appreciation for that which matters most is fading rapidly.

“On the other hand, when a people like the Nephites (at this period in their history) choose to be pleasant in appearance, to be “neat and comely”- not being obsessed with fleeting fashions and fads- then they have established proper priorities and will enjoy the approbation of heaven.” – Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3, by Joseph F. McKonkie and Robert L. Millet. From http://bookofmormononline.net/reign-of-judges/prosperity

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #15 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?… The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” – For the Strength of Youth, quoting from 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

My body is sacred. For the next 3 weeks, I, ____________________, will respect my body and not defile it in any way.


“Your dress and appearance now will help you prepare for the time when you will go to the temple to make sacred covenants with God” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, will strive to maintain the Lord’s standards for my dress and appearance so that I will be ready to make the sacred covenants with God that I desire.

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #14 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“When you dress immodestly, you send a message that is contrary to your identity as a son or daughter of God.” – For the Strength of Youth

Until February 1st, I, ____________________, will never lower my standards of dress. I will not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest.


2 Nephi 31:19-20:

“19 And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save.

“20 Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.”

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #13 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“Show respect for the Lord and yourself by dressing appropriately for Church meetings and activities. This is especially important when attending sacrament services. Young men should dress with dignity when officiating in the ordinance of the sacrament.” – For the Strength of Youth

Tomorrow and for the next two Sundays, I, ____________________, will show respect for the Lord by dressing appropriately for church meetings and activities.

For Men:

I, ____________________, will dress with dignity as I pass, prepare, and/or bless the sacrament.


“We have always been invited to present our best selves. … We should be recognizable in appearance as well as in behavior that we truly are disciples of Christ.”  —Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. From https://www.lds.org/callings/missionary/dress-grooming

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance/

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #12 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“If you are not sure what is appropriate to wear, study the words of the prophets, pray for guidance, and ask your parents of leaders for help.” – For the Strength of Youth

Two equally good options, this one:

As I, ____________________, go throughout the next three weeks, I will study the words of the prophets, pray for guidance, and ask my parents and leaders for help  with keeping the Lord’s standard of modesty.

Or this one:

As I, ____________________, go throughout the next three weeks, I will study the words of the prophets, pray for guidance, and ask righteous friends for help with keeping the Lord’s standard of modesty as needed.


“When should we pray? The Lord said, ‘Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good.’

“Alma said, ‘Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God.’ ” – Russle M. Nelson’s conference talk Sweet Hour of Prayer. From https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2003/04/sweet-power-of-prayer?lang=eng&query=pray

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #11 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to living the Lord’s standards for dress and appearance word for word as written in For the Strength of Youth until February 1st.

“Do not disfigure yourself with tattoos or body piercings. Young women, if you desire to have your ears pierced, wear only one pair of earrings” – For the Strength of Youth

Good:

Until February 1st, I, ____________________, commit to not disfigure my body with tattoos or body piercings.

Best:

I, ____________________, commit to never disfigure my body with tattoos or body piercings.

For Women:

I, ____________________, commit to not wearing more than one pair of earrings at a time.


“How truly beautiful is a well-groomed young woman who is clean in body and mind. She is a daughter of God in whom her Eternal Father can take pride. How handsome is a young man who is well groomed. He is a son of God, deemed worthy of holding the holy priesthood of God. He does not need tattoos or earrings on or in his body. The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve are all united in counseling against these things.”  – A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth, by Gordon B. Hinkley. From https://www.lds.org/ensign/2001/01/a-prophets-counsel-and-prayer-for-youth?lang=eng

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Dress and Appearance section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/dress-and-appearance//

Ask yourself, “Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?” – For the Strength of Youth