Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.
“Do not intentionally harm your body. Avoid dangerous activities that put your body at risk of serious injury.” – For the Strength of Youth
I, ____________________, commit to not intentionally harm my body today or until August 23 and to avoid dangerous activities that put me at risk of serious injury.
Doctrine and Covenants 89:4-9, part of the Word of Wisdom
“4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation—
” 5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.
” 6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make.
“7 And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.
” 8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.
” 9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.”
Links for more information:
Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not by M. Russell Ballard is just what the title says, describing some of the things we know and don’t know about suicide in relation to the plan of salvation and other things.
https://www.lds.org/callings/church-safety-and-health?lang=eng – The Church’s site on Safety, although it mostly applies to leaders planning activities.
https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Family_safety_with_technology – A different kind of safety, this church site has information about safety with technology.
Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.
Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/
“What am I doing each day to care for my body?” – For the Strength of Youth