Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


10.5 Standards

Standards provide sure direction to strengthen and guide members of the Church. As young women keep gospel standards, they will be of great service in the Church and the world. They will also be worthy to receive the ordinances of the temple.

In the booklet For the Strength of Youth, the First Presidency outlines gospel standards and teaches youth how to apply them. Every young woman should have a copy of For the Strength of Youth. She should review the standards often and consider how well she is living them.

Young Women leaders should study the standards in the booklet and exemplify them. They should find ways to teach and reinforce these standards often in lessons and at Mutual activities, camp, youth conference, and other activities.

Members of the bishopric and Young Women leaders can encourage parents to study gospel standards, exemplify them, and discuss them with their daughters. They can also encourage young women to use For the Strength of Youth as a resource for family home evening lessons and talks.