Friday, April 16, 2010

Stand up for virtue

As a Daughter of God I have the right to tell my story. As a child of God, you have the right to choose whether to read this or not; this being called agency, something you and I fought for in the preexistence. In my opinion virtue means much more than just waiting to "create" or even committing adultry, no it also means keeping your thoughts, your actions, your clothes modest, your language morally clean, and staying away from porn. A couple of years ago I met this guy (I will withhold his name for his sake) who I just don't feel any respect for. To me he seems like a guy that will do anything (and I mean anything) to gain popularity and to get somebody to laugh. I remember one day he was looking at his phone and laughing with his friends. He showed me what was on his phone and it was one of the most horrific thing I can possibly think of that I have ever seen. I refuse to go into any details. I was absolutely mortified and disgusted by this. I went and told a teacher what had happened and the teacher didn't do much, actually all he did was tell that guy to stop it. What I had witness kept running through my mind again and again. I prayed so many times for it to get out of my head and the Lord heard and answered my prayers to the point that even to today I can no longer remember what I had seen, but I can remember what had happened. I soon became angry with that guy and was scared that he would do something like that again. I was only concerned with protecting myself from this ever happening again that I went up to him and told him that we were going to have a conference with my parents, his parents, and the headmaster about what he had done. I meant it too, I remember asking my dad to talk to him. He knew that I wasn't kidding too! He was really scared of the talk that he was about to have with me, my parents, his parents, the headmaster, and himself. He asked me to not do that. It got to the point that someone else even asked me to call it off. I starting thinking about it and came up with a better solution :) I told him that I would call it off if he would promise me that he would never do that again and if he would be kind to me (I threw that one in when I was talking to him, so he would be nicer...pretty clever right) and told him that if he broke that promise that we would have that conversation with our parents and the headmaster. He agreed to it and it was called off. He stayed clear from me for a while after that. Even to this day that promise is still in tact.

Speak up for virtue! If you feel someone is threatening your virtue, say something! Don't ever place yourself in a situation where someone will take away your morality away from you in anyway! Never, never allow your morality to be threatened! If anything like this ever happens to you, tell someone you trust like a friend, a leader, the bishop, your parents, just tell someone.

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