This article is one in a series of articles about explaining our Mormon beliefs to our friends. See other articles in this series.

Some members of the Church are caught off-guard when they are asked questions about why we wear garments, often referred to as “Mormon underwear.” Because the garment is sacred and important to us, we often don’t talk about it much in public. However, there are ways to respectfully explain why we wear the garment and why it is  important to us.

See an updated version of this article.

Here are some resources with information to help you explain the wearing of garments to your friends–or even to your kids:

  • Read the topic “Wearing the Temple Garment” on You can find it in the menu on by clicking  Scriptures & Study > Gospel Topics > Temples. Then scroll down to the section “Wearing the Temple Garment.” (Click  View More to expand the page to see it.)
  • Read 2 articles on the Church’s Newsroom: “Temple Garments” and “Do some Latter-day Saints wear temple garments?”

I hope you find these resources helpful.

What other ideas do you have that you can share with others? Post them in the comments below.

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