Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10
“Virtue Makes You Beautiful” demonstrates that virtue, rather than being some kind of old-fashioned notion that has no place in modern society, remains a highly valued trait not to be overlooked or put aside. Virtue is one of the LDS Young Women Values along with Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works and Integrity.
Virtue is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards. It includes chastity and purity. The power to create mortal life is an exalted power God has given His children. He has commanded that this power be used only between a man and a woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
Virtue “is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards.” It encompasses chastity and moral purity. Virtue begins in the heart and in the mind. It is nurtured in the home. It is the accumulation of thousands of small decisions and actions. Virtue is a word we don’t hear often in today’s society, but the Latin root word virtus means strength. Virtuous women and men possess a quiet dignity and inner strength. They are confident because they are worthy to receive and be guided by the Holy Ghost. President Monson has counseled: “You be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone. Have the moral courage to be a light for others to follow. There is no friendship more valuable than your own clear conscience, your own moral cleanliness—and what a glorious feeling it is to know that you stand in your appointed place clean and with the confidence that you are worthy to do so.” (Taken from A Return to Virtue)