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In this same vein may I address an even more sensitive subject. I plead with you young women to please be more accepting of yourselves, including your body shape and style, with a little less longing to look like someone else. We are all different. Some are tall, and some are short. Some are round, and some are thin. And almost everyone at some time or other wants to be something they are not! But as one adviser to teenage girls said: “You can’t live your life worrying that the world is staring at you. When you let people’s opinions make you self-conscious you give away your power. … The key to feeling [confident] is to always listen to your inner self—[the real you.]” And in the kingdom of God, the real you is “more precious than rubies.” Every young woman is a child of destiny and every adult woman a powerful force for good. I mention adult women because, sisters, you are our greatest examples and resource for these young women. And if you are obsessing over being a size 2, you won’t be very surprised when your daughter or the Mia Maid in your class does the same and makes herself physically ill trying to accomplish it. We should all be as fit as we can be—that’s good Word of Wisdom doctrine. That means eating right and exercising and helping our bodies function at their optimum strength. We could probably all do better in that regard. But I speak here of optimum health; there is no universal optimum size.


Frankly, the world has been brutal with you in this regard. You are bombarded in movies, television, fashion magazines, and advertisements with the message that looks are everything! The pitch is, “If your looks are good enough, your life will be glamorous and you will be happy and popular.” That kind of pressure is immense in the teenage years, to say nothing of later womanhood. In too many cases too much is being done to the human body to meet just such a fictional (to say nothing of superficial) standard. As one Hollywood actress is reported to have said recently: “We’ve become obsessed with beauty and the fountain of youth. … I’m really saddened by the way women mutilate [themselves] in search of that. I see women [including young women] … pulling this up and tucking that back. It’s like a slippery slope. [You can’t get off of it.] … It’s really insane … what society is doing to women.”

Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: http://tinyurl.com/2uyvnmSaved by mlsscaress in media self body example confidence women appearance wordofwisdom health real daughter 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]


Do you scrupulously avoid the use of stimulants and substances that conflict with the intent of the Word of Wisdom, or have you made some personally rationalized exceptions?


Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: Ensign , Nov 2008Saved by kathiekchristensen in wordofwisdom caffeine stimulants coke greentea cola 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Honor the principle of the Word of Wisdom and you will receive the promised blessings. “All saints,” the revelation promises, “who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments,” are promised that they “shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones” and “shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint” (D&C 89:18, 20).

The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings.
Author: Boyd K. Packer, Source: http://www.lds.org/portal/site/LDSOrg/menuitem.b12f9d18fae655b...Saved by aboveyourself in wordofwisdom 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It has got to be made very delicate, about as weak as if for a child, and then a good share of nice cream and sugar in it for me to like it at all. I have frequently taken a spoon and said, "Let us see what you are drinking? Oh, yes, tea! It wants a little sugar and cream in it."
Author: Brigham Young, Source: The Journal of Discourses Vol. 13 Page 278Saved by trwth in wordofwisdom journalofdiscourses 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"The real you"


The key to feeling [confident] is to always listen to your inner self—[the real you.]" And in the kingdom of God, the real you is "more precious than rubies." Every young woman is a child of destiny and every adult woman a powerful force for good. I mention adult women because, sisters, you are our greatest examples and resource for these young women. And if you are obsessing over being a size 2, you won't be very surprised when your daughter or the [young woman] in your class does the same and makes herself physically ill trying to accomplish it. We should all be as fit as we can be—that's good Word of Wisdom doctrine. That means eating right and exercising and helping our bodies function at their optimum strength. We could probably all do better in that regard. But I speak here of optimum health; there is no universal optimum size.

Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: To Young Women, General Conference October 2005Saved by mlsscaress in example wordofwisdom health confident real 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Let me say to you men and women that in my judgment that simple Word of Wisdom will do more for the advancement of the ultimate destiny of a country than any other law that I know of.
Author: Stephen L. Richards, Source: Conference Report, October 1919, p. 195Saved by cboyack in wordofwisdom 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
Author: Ann Landers, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in alcohol wordofwisdom 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Decide which decisions you only have to make once and then make them.... Decide right now. You can do that with morality, the Word of Wisdom, temple marriage, a mission, and with a whole list of other important principles of the gospel. Then you don’t have to keep fighting yourself every time a new challenge or opportunity comes up.
Author: Kieth Merrill, Source: Kieth Merrill, “Deciding about Decisions,” New Era, Jun 1976, 11Saved by gospelcougar in obedience obey chastity decide mission wordofwisdom 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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