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.
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?”