Monthly Archives: January 2016

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

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Savior by respecting my body.

“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

Today and next Sunday, I, ____________________, will dress appropriately for church meetings and activities.

For Men:

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


“Some say dress and hair don’t matter—they say it’s what’s inside that counts. I believe that it is what’s inside a person that truly counts, but that’s what worries me. Casual dress at holy places and events is a message about what is inside a person. It may be pride or rebellion or something else, but at a minimum it says, “I don’t get it. I don’t understand the difference between the sacred and the profane.”

“In that condition people are easily drawn away from the Lord. They do not appreciate the value of what they have. I worry about them. Unless they can gain some understanding and capture some feeling for sacred things, they are at risk of eventually losing all that matters most. You are a Saint of the great latter-day dispensation—look the part.” – A Sense of the Sacred  by D. Todd Christofferson


Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?

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

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Savior by respecting my body.

“Never lower your standards of dress. Do not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and for the next week, I, ____________________, will never lower my standards of dress. I will not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest.


“A Timeless Principle
“Because modesty is one of the Lord’s “higher ways” and not a passing social trend, it has been taught throughout the ages. Consider these other scriptural examples about clothing and what they teach us about modesty.

“Modesty shows humility. The Book of Mormon prophet Jacob denounced pride and love of riches. He admonished his people to prevent their prideful hearts from destroying their souls. One of the ways they had showed their excessive pride was in their manner of dress. Jacob told them, “Because some of you have obtained more abundantly than that of your brethren ye are lifted up in the pride of your hearts, and wear stiff necks and high heads because of the costliness of your apparel, and persecute your brethren because ye suppose that ye are better than they” (Jacob 2:13).

“The idea of being humble in how we dress is further reflected in Doctrine and Covenants 42:40: “Thou shalt not be proud in thy heart; let all thy garments be plain.” Does this mean that we cannot dress stylishly? No, we should dress appropriately for the occasion, but we should not consume ourselves with brand names or with always having the latest fashion. It is better to use financial resources for more lasting and meaningful purposes.” – Modesty: A Timeless Principle for All by Silvia H. Allred


Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?

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

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Savior by respecting my body.

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

Two equally good options, this one:

As I, ____________________, go throughout this segment, 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 this segment, 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


Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?

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

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Savior by respecting my body.

“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

(Women)

I, ____________________, commit to not disfigure myself with tattoos or have more than one pair of earrings.

(Men)

I, ____________________, commit to not disfigure myself with tattoos or body piercings.


“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


Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?

Daily Reminder on Dress and Appearance: #10 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will show my love to the Savior by respecting my body.

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

Today and for the next one and a half weeks, I, ____________________, will avoid clothing that allows more of my body to be seen than should be.


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

“A list of destructive demons is lengthy… When I consider the demons who are twins—even immodesty and immorality—I should make them triplets and include pornography. They all three go together.” – Peace, Be Still by Thomas Monson, emphasis added.


Would I feel comfortable with my appearance if I were in the Lord’s presence?