Bodies

“Our bodies are sacred gifts from our Heavenly Father. They are personal temples. As we keep them clean and pure, we can be worthy to help our Heavenly Father create bodies for His beloved spirit children.” (Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency, “Worthy of Our Promised Blessings,” General Conference, October 2015)

“As a covenant people we have the responsibility to care for, protect, and properly clothe our bodies. We must help our children and youth understand that we respect our bodies as temples and as gifts from God. We set the example by refusing to purchase or wear immodest clothing that is too tight, too sheer, or revealing in any other manner.” (Mary N. Cook, Young Women General Presidency, “Be an Example of the Believers,” General Conference, October 2010)

“The precious gift of your body enables you to exercise your agency and put your faith and obedience into action. Have you ever noticed that nearly all of Satan’s attacks are directed at your body? Pornography, immodesty, tattoos, immorality, drug abuse, and addictions are all efforts to take possession of this precious gift.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “At All Times, in All Things, and in All Places,” General Conference, April 2008)

“The body is a gift to be treated with gratitude and respect.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “The Sanctity of the Body,” General Conference, October 2005)

“What would happen if we truly treated our bodies as temples? The result would be a dramatic increase in chastity, modesty, observance of the Word of Wisdom, and a similar decrease in the problems of pornography and abuse, for we would regard the body, like the temple, as a sacred sanctuary of the Spirit. Just as no unclean thing may enter the temple, we would be vigilant to keep impurity of any sort from entering the temple of our bodies. Likewise, we would keep the outside of our bodily temples looking clean and beautiful to reflect the sacred and holy nature of what is inside, just as the Church does with its temples. We should dress and act in ways that reflect the sacred spirit inside us.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “The Sanctity of the Body,” General Conference, October 2005)

“When we become other-oriented, or selfless, we develop an inner beauty of spirit that glows in our outward appearance.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “The Sanctity of the Body,” General Conference, October 2005)

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