Once people are endowed, they have the blessing of wearing the temple garment throughout their lives. They are obligated to wear it according to the instructions given in the endowment. Those who have been endowed in the temple must remember that the blessings that are related to this sacred privilege depend on their worthiness and their faithfulness in keeping temple covenants.

The garment provides a constant reminder of the covenants made in the temple. The garment should be treated with respect at all times. It should not be exposed to the view of those who do not understand its significance, and it should not be adjusted to accommodate different styles of clothing. When worn properly, the garment provides protection against temptation and evil. Wearing the garment is an outward expression of an inward commitment to follow the Savior.

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Scripture References

Scripture Study Resources

Prophets and Church Leaders

Prophets and Apostles

Other Church Leaders

Learning Resources

General Resources

“Temples,” True to the Faith

Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple

“Missionary Conduct,” Missionary Handbook

“Obtaining Church Materials and Locating Information on Family History,” Family Guidebook

“Garments,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

“Temple Ordinances,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

“Temples,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

“Self Reliance: How I Prepared for the Temple,” Mormon Channel

Church Magazines

“New Sizing for Women’s Garments,” Ensign, September 2015

“People sometimes ask me about the temple garments, occasionally in disrespectful terms. What should I say to them?” Liahona, September 2012

“Understanding Our Covenants with God,” Ensign, July 2012

“Mom’s Commitment to Modesty,” Ensign, June 2011

“Why Symbols?” Ensign, February 2007

“The Most Important Step,” New Era, June 2000

“Preparing for Your Temple Endowment,” Liahona, August 1988

Study Manuals

In the News

“Church Produces Video on Sacred Nature and Purpose of Temple Garments,” Church News

“Temple Garments,” LDS Newsroom

“Temples,” LDS Newsroom

“Frequently Asked Questions,” LDS Newsroom

Teaching Resources

Teaching Outlines



“Sacred Temple Clothing”

“What Are Temple Garments?”

“‘Mormon Underwear’ is the Temple Garment and is Sacred to Latter-day Saints”