For the Strength of Youth

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For the Strength of Youth
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Author The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publisher Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Publication date
1965 (1st ed.)
2011 (10th, current ed.)
OCLC 23198861

"For the Strength of Youth" is a pamphlet distributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) that "summarizes standards from scripture and from the writings and teachings of Church leaders." The pamphlet's target audience is young men and young women of the LDS Church, although its principles are applicable to all age groups and non-church-members alike. It is available on the Internet and in print form. The pamphlet was first published in 1965, and its 10th and most recent edition was released in 2011.

History[edit]

The cover of the 9th (2001) edition

The LDS Church first published "For the Strength of Youth" in 1965.[1] Subsequent editions were published in 1966, two in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1990, 2001, and most recently in 2011 (10th edition).[1]

The first edition of the pamphlet had 16 pages, while the tenth edition has 44 pages.[2] Regarding the latest updated, Young Women general president Elaine S. Dalton said, "The standards have not changed, but times have changed.... For the Strength of Youth has been revised to address the issues youth face today—to teach them the doctrine behind the standards and the promised blessings of obedience."[3]

Overview[edit]

The pamphlet is divided into the following 19 sections:

  1. Agency and Accountability
  2. Dating
  3. Dress and Appearance
  4. Education
  5. Entertainment and Media
  6. Family
  7. Friends
  8. Gratitude
  9. Honesty and Integrity
  10. Language
  11. Music and Dancing
  12. Physical and Emotional Health
  13. Repentance
  14. Sabbath Day Observance
  15. Service
  16. Sexual Purity
  17. Tithes and Offerings
  18. Work and Self-Reliance
  19. Go Forward with Faith

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brent D. Fillmore, "Promoting Peculiarity—Different Editions of For the Strength of Youth,", Religious Educator 8, no. 3 (2007): 75–88.
  2. ^ "For the Strength of Youth (1966)". New Cool Thang. 13 March 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "For the Strength of Youth pamphlet updated". LDS Living. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 

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