Daily Reminder on Music and Dancing: #13 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will carefully choose the music I listen to.

“Dancing can be fun and can provide an opportunity to meet new people. However, it too can be misused. When dancing, avoid full body contact with your partner. Do not use positions or moves that are suggestive of sexual or violent behavior or otherwise inappropriate.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until August 2, I, ____________________, will avoid violating the For the Strength of Youth standards regarding dancing.

“Let me say to you young leaders, pay careful attention to the music you plan for your activities. Consult with your advisers as selections are made. You need the benefit of their wisdom, for the breach between the Church and the world, with the extremes of its music, is wider in our day than ever in generations past.

“President J. Reuben Clark Jr. (1871–1961), one of our great Church leaders, explained it this way: “We may not, under our duty, provide or tolerate an unwholesome amusement on the theory that if we do not provide it the youth will go elsewhere to get it. We could hardly set up a roulette table in the Church amusement hall for gambling purposes, with the excuse that if we do not provide it the youth would go to a gambling hall to gamble. We can never really hold our youth thus.”

“Nor is it proper to provide the kind of music and atmosphere that attracts youth in the world. You must stand firm and not compromise with what you know is right and good; you must have the courage to turn the lights up and the music down when they don’t contribute to the kind of atmosphere that produces worthy thoughts; and you must insist on high standards of dress and performance from those who entertain as well as those who attend.” – Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts by Boyd K. Packer

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Music and Dancing section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/music-and-dancing/

Ask yourself: “How do I feel as I listen to my music?”

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