Daily Reminder on Language: #3 out of 21

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

“Do not use profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures, and do not tell jokes or stories about immoral actions. These are offensive to God.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until July 12, I, ____________________, will not use profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures. I will not tell jokes or stories about immoral actions.


“How to Improve Your Speech

“To anyone who has followed the practice of using profanity or vulgarity and would like to correct the habit, could I offer this suggestion?

  1. Make the commitment to erase such words from your vocabulary.
  2. If you slip and say a swear word or a substitute word, mentally reconstruct the sentence without the vulgarity or substitute word.
  3. Repeat the new sentence aloud.

“Eventually you will develop a non-vulgar speech habit.”

Thy Speech Reveals Thee by Elder L. Tom Perry

If you have a hard time not swearing, I suggest you google “How to stop swearing,” because there are many webpages out there for just that purpose. For example, wikiHow’s page “How to Stop Swearing” looks like it could work.


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?”

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