Deference vs. Rudeness


Limiting my freedom so I do not offend the taste of those around me.


Deference in the home includes:


·      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.


I will...


·      notice those around me.

·      respect the feelings of others.

·      not use offensive language.

·      not play loud music in public.

·      be careful how I dress.


Rewards of Deference



People respect those who are willing to give up questionable activities in order to avoid offending others.


Good name

The person who limits his or her freedom in deference to another builds a good name that others will praise.



“Every action in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those present." George Washington