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Articles About Virtues

What Mormons Believe

The thirteenth Article of Faith is an excellent overview of what Mormons believe. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to […]

Fearing God

We learn throughout our lives that fearing God more than man brings us great promises and blessings. Mr. Spencer caught me one day riding his horse with an improvised rope bridle, no saddle, and no permission.  I did not know him well, but my cousin, Steve Flammer, had assured me he was the meanest man […]

Women of God

The scriptures speak of remarkable women of God who were devoted to His service. For example: –Eve, who showed Adam the pathway into mortality, and who made possible our existence. –Hannah, for whom the blessing of children eclipsed all other blessings. –Elisabeth and Sarah, who trusted in God’s power long after most mortals would have […]

Zion

Zion was anciently called the “City of Holiness, even ZION” (Moses 7:19). Built by Enoch, Zion arose from the ruins of a wicked and dying world. The term Zion was not new. The Lord had previously called his believing people Zion because they had succeeded in becoming “of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in […]

Modesty Definition

The modesty definition is more than a code that governs dress standards. The modesty definition involves an attitude of propriety that is manifested in a person’s language, behavior, and grooming. Modesty is an outward expression of inner strength.  Referencing the subject of modesty, the apostle Paul taught that we should respect our bodies as we […]

Chastity Definition

When understood, the chastity definition, as it applies as a law of God, protects us from misery and safeguards the sacred power or procreation. Chastity is an expression of true love and trust. Because our Heavenly Father loves us and wants to protect us, he gave us the Law of Chastity. Chastity safeguards the sacred […]

True Love Waits

True love waits—This is a foreign idea in today’s world, but one that builds a foundation of trust, sacrifice, loyalty and patience. Should true love wait? This is a question that many have difficulty answering. Pondering that question, a young man asked this question: Should True Love Wait? I have to ask you about true […]

Moral Conscience

A “Moral Conscience” is a gift unique to God’s children. Peace of conscience, guilty conscience—these are terms that describe the workings of the moral conscience. None other of God’s creations is endowed with such a gift. Scripturally, the moral conscience has several names, but is typically described as a manifestation of the Light of Christ […]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a spiritual gift from God. We obtain forgiveness by asking for it “with a sincere heart, with real intent”(Moroni 10:4) — that is, with the real intention to forgive. Our capacity to forgive is linked to our capacity to love; and our capacity to love is linked to our capacity to become like […]