How to Demonstrate Deference

At Home

  • Speaking with clean language to other members of the family
  • Dressing modestly in the home so as not to offend
  • Refraining from wrong activities in order to be role models for younger family members
  • Showing respect to parents by not talking back or using ugly words

At Work or School

  • Refraining from words or actions that may offend others

At Church

  • Being willing to put aside my music preferences at church if I know it offends another brother or sister in Christ
  • Being sensitive to the standards of other families and not condeming