Examples of moral beliefs include views on how to treat others, beliefs about sex, religion and personal behavior and strategies to respect and forgive individuals. A person's views on personal hygiene, etiquette and language are also examples of moral beliefs.
Ethics play a key role in a person's moral beliefs. For example, if a person feels it is unethical or unfair to others to gossip about someone's business, it violates her moral beliefs. Another example would be how a person feels about premarital sex or faithfulness during a relationship. Her moral belief may lead her to wait until marriage to engage in sexual relations. A person's views on stereotypes and judging also carry moral consequences. Choosing whether or not to judge a person based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious preference or cultural background are all examples of moral beliefs. A person's moral belief may include views on interracial marriage, religious practices at services or Masses, appropriate behavior toward a particular gender or illegal activities. If a person views it morally wrong to steal, cheat or deny forgiveness, she is in violation of her moral ethics. Moral beliefs serve as a guide for behavior, thoughts and actions toward friends, significant others, family members and acquaintances.