On the Churchâ€™s website for For the Strength of Youth, we find the following:
Immodest clothing is any clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing in any other manner. Young women should avoid short shorts and short skirts, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and clothing that does not cover the shoulders or is low-cut in the front or the back. Young men should also maintain modesty in their appearance.
Iâ€™ve never understood why the guidelines are specific for young women but general for the young men.
At least they are addressing more than sex-related guidelines in reference to modesty:
Young men and young women should be neat and clean and avoid being extreme or inappropriately casual in clothing, hairstyle, and [behaviour].
This past few days my husband and I have gotten in some long-winded, heated, passionate discussions on a point I had brought up while we were studying the scriptures. While I was studying it reminded me of something that was in my Patriarchal Blessing. There were a couple of quotes. Now this was done in 1982 before I had even been to the temple or know about temple ordinances. I had been working on my genealogy since very young long before I knew of the church and became a member. This Stake Patriarch did not know me or anything about me.
â€œI bless you that you may know that there are those of your forefathers who are interested in you and in the work you do and in the knowledge that you have received baptism by the hands of the servants of God upon the earth. You are given opportunity of serving them in the house of the Lord in due time. Â The Lord loves you Sister Haysom and would have you know it and is mindful of you and knows the problems and difficulties through which you pass from time to time. He is constantly holding out his arms to you and will enfold you in the embrace of His love and guide you into all truths, if you will permit Him to do so. Put your hand in the hand of the Lord and he will direct your paths in righteousness and for good.
â€œI bless you in the days to come you will be known as a Savior on Mount Zion and that you will exercise the gifts and talents given you to enable you to prepare in the House of the Lord, a records which will be acceptable, that the ordinances of salvation may be brought to those of your family who have departed this life, without the opportunity and knowledge of the gospel.
â€œThere are many who await these ordinances being performed for them, many of who have accepted the gospel as it is taught in the spirit world, and cannot do anything about it, I bless you that the Lord will plant in your heart the promises he made to his fathers and the hearts of the fathers be turned to them to bring to pass those things in their lives. We call it life because they are more alive then we are, the spirits of the dead. I bless you that you may know that by this great work husbands and wives who may be living separately in the spirit world will be brought together, when these ordinances are performed in the House of the Lord as husband and wife.â€
My question to my husband was that to me there is only ONE Saviour so why was that mentioned in my blessing? Also to me Mount Zion is only going to be at the next Millennium. Does that mean I will still be alive then? Â My husband asked me how many people attending our annual Finding Your Roots seminar this past October and I said over 350. He said all these people faithfully do their genealogy. they have to no idea why they just know inside they need to. Your job is to help them gather these names because in the next millennium all will be revealed. Because of the literal thousands and thousands of people I have found and helped joined to their families he considered it for what it was said.
Your idea and what can you back that up with?