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Unexpected Blessings of Modesty

The Other Extreme of Modesty

One but Not the Same

Moses 7:18 describes a Zion people as being of "one heart and one mind." And Mosiah 18:21 shares that when organizing the church, Alma commanded the people to "look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism." All this talk of oneness leads some people to believe that we are all supposed to be the same in thought and personality. That belief can scare away people from accepting the gospel. President Uchtdorf set the record straight in his talk during the priesthood session of the April 2013 General Conference: But while the Atonement is meant to help us all become more like Christ, it is not meant to make us all the same. Sometimes we confuse differences in personality with sin. We can even make the mistake of thinking that because someone is different from us, it must mean they are not pleasing to God. This line of thinking leads some to believe that the Church wants to create every member from a single mold—that each one should look, feel, thin…


We all know that modest dress helps men respect us, but they are not the only ones whose respect we receive.

Girls: We girls tend to be haters, especially against immodest women. When you dress modestly, girls will respect you too.
Parents: Your parents, and your date's parents, most likely will trust you more when you are modest, because modest dress positively influences behavior.
Wives & Mothers: You are more likely to get babysitting jobs when you are dressed modestly. Wives and mothers will trust you because you are dressed for the job, not for their husbands or sons.

Teachers: Showing up to class dressed modestly shows that you are there to gain knowledge, and your teachers--both male and female--will take you more seriously and appreciate you not distracting them or other classmates.
Employers: In a professional setting, your boss will appreciate your sophisticated modesty as you represent the company, including at casual workplaces. I used to work at Party City, where w…