The young-women version of the 2013 mutual journals are now available and here is the winning cover!
I am super excited about this book.
It has all of the good things of this past year’s theme with some great improvements!
This book is 8 x 6 which means that it should fit in most scripture carriers.
It is 108 pages, and here is a peek inside…
(Sorry about the color variation above – it was a lighting issue. The one on the left is the correct coloring, but I wanted to include the one on the right because it helps you see the size in context of a regular sized Bible.)
Here is a view of the Table of Contents.
Basically the first set of pages is dedicated to really learning and applying the 2013 mutual theme (Stand Ye In Holy Places), to the lives of the young women.
The second set of pages are dedicated to Sunday lessons. More on this below.
And there are also additional pages found in the back of the book. They are blank, lined pages that can be used however you wish. For when you need more pages during your lessons, for notes and reminders for activities, for personal progress goals, General Conference notes, Sacrament Meeting notes, etc….
Here are a few pages of the mutual theme section.
Basically this section is dedicated to helping the youth:
1) understand the theme,
2) memorize the theme,
3) apply the theme to their lives
and 4) make goals to help them more fully live it.
You can use the first few pages to introduce the theme in class and send the girls home to finish the rest and then come back and share with each other things they wrote.
Here is what the Sunday sections look like.
Here are examples of the Young Men’s journals.
This year the lessons for Young Men, Young Women (and Sunday School) are changing from the old manuals to doctrinal topics. You can read about it here.
There are 6 pages dedicated to each monthly topic.
For example, January is “The Godhead” and the very first page is for the girls to write a description of that doctrine. So basically a page to list facts and details about that doctrine. They could add to this page all month long, and if a girl happens to miss a week, she can borrow another girl’s journal and still get this valuable information.
The second page is for a list of scriptures that teach about this doctrine. Again, they can add to this all month long.
Then the remaining four pages are for notes, questions, personal thoughts or however the teacher wants to use them in class.
Those of you who know me know that I am a big believer of writing things down. The girls are so much more to remember, build on, and review what they have recorded. Plus it encourages involvement as they will want to fill up their journals.
To purchase these journals, go to my store in the top right of this site.
They retail for $10.95, but for bulk orders for a young women’s group I can give you a code that makes them $6.50 each. Just send me an email at [email protected] (or click on the envelope under my picture) and tell me that you want the mutual journals for your group and how many you want to order, and I will send the code your way.
Oh… and make sure you check out the Leader Study guide.
Its purpose is to help you study this doctrine in depth so you can teach it with power.