Short Example

“Short Example,” New Era, May 2004, 41

Short Example

For the Strength of Youth has really helped me understand why I need to dress modestly. It states: “Prophets of God have always counseled His children to dress modestly. … Show respect for the Lord and for yourself by dressing appropriately” (14, 16).

During the second week of school, I realized that people actually noticed how I dressed. A teacher was going over the school’s dress code. She said the girls in the class should wear longer shorts. She then said, “Everyone look at Amy’s shorts. This is how long your shorts should be.” She had me stand up. None of the other girls looked as if they cared, but it sure made me feel good. I am glad I was able to be a good example to my class.

I love the Savior and Heavenly Father, and I know they love me. I know if I follow God’s commandments I will be blessed. And I know that the gospel and Church standards help me in my life every day.

  • Amy Dallon is a member of the Millard Ward, Omaha Nebraska Stake.

Photography by Christina Smith