The First Presidency introduces the counsel in For the Strength of Youth with the following words: “Because the Lord loves you, He has given you commandments and the words of prophets to guide you on your journey. Some of the most important guidelines for your life are found in this pamphlet” ([2001], 2).

The teachings on the next several pages will help you apply the standards and principles found in the pamphlet. By holding fast to these standards, you will have greater happiness in your life and be a positive example to those around you.

Illustrations by Dilleen Marsh, except as noted

Top left: illustration by Cary Henrie; left: illustration by Scott Greer; above: photo illustration by Matthew Reier; top right: illustration by Ryan Stoker