Monthly Archives: June 2015

Nightly Reminder on Language: #9 out of 21

What do the words I use say about me?

“How you communicate should reflect who you are as a son or daughter of God. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind.” – For the Strength of Youth


“If you have developed the habit of using language that is not in keeping with these standards – such as swearing, mocking, gossiping, or speaking in anger to others – you can change. Pray for help. Ask your family and friends to support you in your desire to use good language.” – For the Strength of Youth, emphasis added.

Daily Reminder on Language: #9 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

“Misusing the names of Deity is a sin.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until July 12, I, ____________________, will always use the names of Deity* with reverence and respect.

*Deity: The creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as Christianity).


“Of course, the most offensive language is that which defames Deity. Vainly using the names of our Father in Heaven and our Savior is a sin of great proportion (seeEx. 20:7). Certainly the Lord is offended when we denigrate his name.

“Instead, we are told to praise God and to pray to him. Prayer is the most beautiful form of communication. The exact opposite of profanity, it, too, reveals your innermost being. As the hymn says, prayer expresses the “soul’s sincere desire” (see Hymns, 1985, number 145).” – Profanity by Robert K. Dellenbach, emphasis added


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Language section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/language/

Ask yourself: “What do the words I use say about me?”

Nightly Reminder on Language: #8 out of 21

What do the words I use say about me?

“How you communicate should reflect who you are as a son or daughter of God. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind.” – For the Strength of Youth

(Note: It appears that quite a few Nightly Posts “Missed Schedule” while I was away from all computers on a 50 mile canoe trip, so I’m just going to have them all posted now. You, of course, don’t have to read them all, but they still need to be posted for continuity’s sake.)


“If you have developed the habit of using language that is not in keeping with these standards – such as swearing, mocking, gossiping, or speaking in anger to others – you can change. Pray for help. Ask your family and friends to support you in your desire to use good language.” – For the Strength of Youth, emphasis added.

Daily Reminder on Language: #8 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

“Choose friends who use good language. Help others improve their language by your example. Be willing to politely walk away or change the subject when those around you use inappropriate language.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to helping others improve their language by my example. I will have the courage to politely walk away or change the subject when those around me use inappropriate language. I will choose friends who use good language.


“I am most impressed with those youth who “dare to be different,” like one young man with a nonmember friend who cursed regularly. Each time his friend would swear, he would good-naturedly ask him to stop. Eventually his friend did stop. The friend was so impressed with him and the way he lived his life that he wanted to learn more about the Church. Soon after, he was baptized.” – We “Speak” After These Things by Larry M. Gibson


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Language section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/language/

Ask yourself: “What do the words I use say about me?”

Nightly Reminder on Language: #7 out of 21

What do the words I use say about me?

“How you communicate should reflect who you are as a son or daughter of God. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind.” – For the Strength of Youth


“If you have developed the habit of using language that is not in keeping with these standards – such as swearing, mocking, gossiping, or speaking in anger to others – you can change. Pray for help. Ask your family and friends to support you in your desire to use good language.” – For the Strength of Youth, emphasis added.

Daily Reminder on Language: #7 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

“Good language that uplifts, encourages, and compliments others invites the Spirit to be with you. Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith, hope, and charity.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until July 12, I, ____________________, will seek to uplift, encourage, and compliment others.


“What we say and how we present ourselves not only betray our inner person but also mold that person, those around us, and finally our whole society. Every day each of us is implicated in obscuring the light or in chasing away the darkness. We have been called to invite the light and to be a light, to sanctify ourselves and edify others.” – Is Your Talk Cheap? by Robert S. Wood


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Language section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/language/

Ask yourself: “What do the words I use say about me?”

Nightly Reminder on Language: #6 out of 21

What do the words I use say about me?

“How you communicate should reflect who you are as a son or daughter of God. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind.” – For the Strength of Youth


“If you have developed the habit of using language that is not in keeping with these standards – such as swearing, mocking, gossiping, or speaking in anger to others – you can change. Pray for help. Ask your family and friends to support you in your desire to use good language.” – For the Strength of Youth, emphasis added.

Daily Reminder on Language: #6 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

“Choose not to insult others or put them down, even in joking.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until July 12, I, ____________________, will choose not to insult others or put them down, even in joking.


“When you are tempted to say harsh or hurtful things, leave them unsaid.” – For the Strength of Youth


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Language section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/language/

Ask yourself: “What do the words I use say about me?”

Nightly Reminder on Language: #5 out of 21

What do the words I use say about me?

“How you communicate should reflect who you are as a son or daughter of God. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind.” – For the Strength of Youth


“If you have developed the habit of using language that is not in keeping with these standards – such as swearing, mocking, gossiping, or speaking in anger to others – you can change. Pray for help. Ask your family and friends to support you in your desire to use good language.” – For the Strength of Youth, emphasis added.

Daily Reminder on Language: #5 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will always speak kindly and politely to others.

“Avoid gossip of any kind.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until July 12, I, ____________________, will avoid gossip of any kind.


The Guide to the Scriptures

GOSSIP

See also Evil SpeakingRumor

To share personal facts or information about another person without that person’s approval.

  • Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof:Matt. 12:36;
  • Saints are admonished not to be tattlers and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not:1 Tim. 5:11–14;
  • Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor:D&C 42:27;
  • Strengthen your brethren in all your conversation:D&C 108:7;

Source: The Guide to the Scriptures, section: Gossip.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Language section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/language/

Ask yourself: “What do the words I use say about me?”