Daily Archives: June 26, 2015

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?”