Exceedingly tender, chaste, and delicate feelings

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While reading my scriptures last night, I came across this in Jacob 2:6:

It grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech concerning you, before your wives and your children, many of whose feelings are exceedingly tender and chaste and delicate before God, which thing is pleasing unto God

Reading this caused me to question something: is God pleased with these women and children for having exceedingly tender, chaste and delicate feelings, or is he pleased with exceedingly tender, chaste and delicate feelings from anyone.

Related to that, what does Jacob mean by tender, chaste, and delicate feelings?

4 thoughts on “Exceedingly tender, chaste, and delicate feelings

  1. Since we are invited to become as little children I think it would be best if we all could say we had tender, chaste and delicate feelings. But the world would rather us be the opposite.

  2. I think it is a mode of feeling where you give up sarcasm and thinking the worst of others. I think it is a mode where one is more aware of nuance. I find it hard to stay in this mode because it feels impractical and vulnerable and time consuming. But it is not actually any of those things.

    I think it was in conversation with a guy that I learned the tender chaste delicate mode. So I think guys can do it. I like many authors who can write this way. Anne lamotte. Jane Austen. There must be male writers in this mode but I tend to read female writers.

  3. “I think it was in conversation with a guy that I learned the tender chaste delicate mode. So I think guys can do it.”

    Of course gys can. I think everyone can. That is the beauty of the gospel. All gifts of the Spirit are available to everyone, and everyone is capable of following Jesus Christ’s example.

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