Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mormon Temple Garments

This is a video showing the underwear Mormons wear. Personally, I've never been very interested in what underwear people wear, but it seems that anything "Mormons" do is of interest. Have you noticed that you never hear, "Mr. Jones, a Methodist, did this or that". On the other hand, people who are "Mormons" in name only and don't even know what the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are, are referred to as, "Mr. Smith, a Mormon, did it."  I'm not sure why this is, but it is.  Newscasters know that any story that has anything to do with the "Mormon" church will draw viewers or readers. Maybe it is because few people know much about us. That is why I started this blog; to answer questions and share my beliefs.

About our underclothing; we call them garments. They are not "magic". They are a private, personal reminder of the covenants we make with God in our temples to keep all of His commandments. Some religions wear their signs of faith in clothes that others can see, but we do not. As we keep His commandments we are protected from much of the sorrow in this world.

Garments are also a reminder of how special our bodies are. We view them as temples of God. Garments set a high standard of modesty. They encourage us to treat our bodies with respect which builds self esteem. One young Southern woman related to me what her mother had told her; "If you use your body as bait, don't be surprised if you attract pigs". So true!

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