Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Got Juice?

"In my experience I have never found it necessary to avoid a social situation because of the Word of Wisdom. If there wasn’t an easy way or a humorous way, there was never anything wrong with the direct way: 'No, thanks.'"

This is a quote from a 1984 Ensign article, "Observing the Word of Wisdom- Politely" by Elder Robert E. Wells, that I came across some time ago. I thought he had some good ideas for navigating social situations (that almost always include alcohol) with nonmember friends or business associates that do not have our same standards, without being awkward or preachy about it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the advice. Every member of the Church has to deal with this and it doesn't have to be an awkward moment.