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Top Resources (each leads to many more resources) General Conference Talks about Profanity Gospel Topics: "Profanity" Resources for teaching Children about Profanity & Clean Language The Guide to the Scriptures - "Profanity"

General Resources

A Short Course in Human Relations

"BYU Study: Hearing profanity may lead to more aggressive acts" - Salt Lake Tribune

"Cruel Words" - Deseret News

"Kind words mean more than printed Christmas card" - Deseret News

Lesson on taking the Lord's name in vain

"Our sensitivity about 'curse' words has changed with the times" - Deseret News

President Hinckley's Childhood Experience  (mouth washed out with soap!)

President Kimball's experience in the hospital

See also: Gossip

Wranglers and Stranglers


President Hinckley - Quotes

Profanity Quotes   (LDS Daily WOOL)

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"Drop a Pebble in the Water"

Poem that President Spencer W. Kimball heard as a child:

General Conference

Christlike Communications  -  L. Lionel Kendrick 

"Profanity and Swearing" - Ted E. Brewerton

"Reverent and Clean"  -  Dallin H. Oaks

"Take Not the Name of God in Vain," -  President Hinckley

"The Tongue of Angels" - Robert S. Wood

"Your Name is Safe in Our Home" -  Cree-L Kofford

BYU Speeches

"The Power of Your Words" - Jan. 31, 2017

"Truth, Lies, and the Power of the Word" - Melvin Luthy

"Words of Hate, Words of Love" - Constance K. Lundberg

Additional Articles

"Cutting Out Cutting Remarks" - Ensign

“Nay, Speak No Ill” - N. Eldon Tanner  -  Ensign

Oh, ______! - New Era Article

"President Kimball Speaks Out on Profanity" - Ensign

"Standing Up to Profanity" - Ensign

“Thy Speech Reveals Thee” - L Tom Perry - New Era

“Words of Darkness, Words of Light” - Ensign

Mormonads / New Era Posters

"Cutting Remarks"

"Eat Your Words"

"Foul Language"


"Smart Mouth"

"Trash Talk"

Lessons in Church Manuals

"Clean and Appropriate Speech"

Family Home Evening Lessons

"Profanity" - FHE Resource Book

"Would Jesus Talk Like That?" (

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