President Joseph F. Smith stated:

“The Lord has given unto us garments of the holy priesthood, and you know what that means. And yet there are those of us who mutilate them, in order that we may follow the foolish, vain and (permit me to say) indecent practices of the world. In order that such people may imitate the fashions, they will not hesitate to mutilate that which should be held … sacred. … They should hold these things that God has given unto them sacred, unchanged and unaltered from the very pattern in which God gave them. Let us have the moral courage to stand against the opinions of fashion, and especially where fashion compels us to break a covenant and so commit a grievous sin” (“Fashion and the Violation of Covenants and Duty,” Improvement Era,Aug. 1906, p. 813).

Modesty is not just about covering your garments.  Too many think that if you can’t see the garments, you are okay.  Well, I don’t know about you, but my garments really don’t fit very well.  The cup size is always wrong, and they pull down in the front.  A lot.  So I could justify wearing lower cut shirts.  But that is living the letter of the law, not the spirit of the law. 

I don’t want to see your boob crack.  Neither do my teenage boys.  They have enough temptations to deal with.  They don’t need it from women who have been to the temple.  Please cover up.  If not for me, for my boys.


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