For the Strength of Youth: 1965 to Today

The 1965 edition of For the Strength of Youth has become the stuff of legends for its dated, prescriptive guidelines, especially concerning dress and grooming.

But for all the differences between that early edition and the booklet in circulation today, there are similarities as well. You won’t find the word “grubbies” in the 2011 edition, but you’ll find the same spirit of modesty in thought and action that has always been expected of Jesus Christ’s followers.


Six: Dress; “Grubbies,” Curlers, Hair Fashions; Good Grooming; Dating; Acceptable Dancing; Clean Living


Nineteen: Agency and Accountability; Dating; Dress and Appearance; Education; Entertainment and Media; Family; Friends; Gratitude; Honesty and Integrity; Language; Music and Dancing; Physical and Emotional Health; Repentance; Sabbath Day Observance; Service; Sexual Purity; Tithes and Offerings; Work and Self-Reliance; Go Forward with Faith

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