Mormon studies, laughter, scripture
Therefore, cease form all your light speeches, from all laughter... and light-mindedness, and from all your wicked doings.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Mahony, Diana L. and Corson, Marla D.
"Light-Mindedness versus Lightheartedness: Conflicting Conceptions of Laughter among Latter-day Saints,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 42:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol42/iss2/6