Virtue Added as Young Women Value

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    The First Presidency recently announced the addition of the attribute of “virtue” to the Young Women theme and values.

    “This addition will assist young women in developing high moral standards,” stated the November 28, 2008, letter from the First Presidency. “We invite parents and leaders to teach the doctrine of chastity and moral purity to help each young woman to be virtuous and worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple.”

    The list of values within the Young Women theme now states: “Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue.”

    Young Women leaders were invited to include immediately the addition of “virtue” as they repeat the theme with their young women.

    “Virtue” is also being added to the Personal Progress value experiences and projects. Instructions on how to implement the change will be sent to leaders.