Be patient in afflictions, revile not against those that revile. Govern your house in meekness, and be steadfast.
— Doctrine and Covenants 31:9
"Knowing that Satan and his hosts are relentless in their attempts to ridicule, embarrass, belittle, and cause all of us to yield and ultimately fall, what should be our attitude in today's society?" asked Elder Marvin J. Ashton in October 1980 general conference. "There is an important step beyond avoiding contention and strife; and that is to live with dignity. There is something sacred about living with dignity. . . . How disarming it must be to the enemies to see the valiant moving forward with poise and dignity under all challenging circumstances. Scorn and ridicule are two of the greatest forms of adversity we are required to face in today's world. Doing the will of God on a daily basis leaves no time for contention or confrontation."