Strengthening Family: Hilary Weeks

How can I strengthen my family?  Amazing article by popular LDS singer Hilary Weeks!  I love the family tradition she shares - what a fun and inspiring mom!

As part of the August Come Follow Me topic of “Marriage and Family,” I reached out to some of my friends and gave them all of the same questions.  I love doing articles like this where everyone answers the same questions, it is like we are all together part of the same conversation.

Most people know Hilary Weeks – but just in case you don’t, she is an amazing and popular long-time LDS/Christian singer-songwriter.  A lot of women have also had the pleasure of hearing her speak at Time Out For Women.  Hilary and I were friends before I ever heard her speak, and when I finally did I was SO impressed.  What a talented and inspiring woman.  And entertaining!

If you aren’t already – make sure you are following her on Facebook .  She is one of the best people to follow!  I laugh so hard at some of her posts!  Also, be sure to check out her positive thoughts clickers.

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Can you tell us about your family?

I never thought I’d be the mother of all girls…but here I am – the mother of four beautiful, fun, talented, hilarious daughters.  I’ve been married to Tim Weeks (of SLC) for 23 years – which means we have now been married longer than we were single – sort of mind blowing!  Being married to someone as amazing as Tim make the thought of spending an eternity with him seem too short.  He is kind, wise, organized, detailed, and he likes a clean house – like me!  I never have to tell him to pick up his socks!  J

What are some specific things you did before you were married, that helped prepare you to be a righteous husband/wife and father/mother?

THE best thing I did to prepare to find a future husband was to pray for him.  I lived clear up in the cold north – Anchorage Alaska – and I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to date.  I imagined that my future husband lived somewhere in the Lower 48 (what Alaskans call the rest of the US) and I hoped he was making good decisions that would allow him to hold the Priesthood and take me to the temple.

Each night I would pray for my future husband.  I would ask the Lord to help him make good decisions, help him choose good friends and help him to be preparing for our temple marriage.  (And occasionally I would ask for him to be cute…JK.)

It worked!  I met and married the most dedicated, righteous, wonderful return missionary and we were married in the temple.  Guess where he served his mission…ANCHORAGE!!  How funny is that!!

What are some lessons you have learned about how to have and maintain a righteous home?

It’s all about the basics.  I like that about God’s rules – they are basic and unchanging.  He doesn’t change the rules on us – nope, the rules for success stay the same because they work.  Plain and simple.

We say family prayers, we have FHE (but we miss sometimes), we have family scripture study (but we miss sometimes), we have family dinner, we spend time together, we keep a clean home, we go to church every week, we attend the temple.  We are nowhere near perfect at these things, but God just expects us to try and that we can do!

What advice would you give to a couple about to be married that could help strengthen their marriage and family?

Be fiercely devoted to each other.  Serve one another.  And spend four minutes together.  Yep, four minutes.  A marriage and family therapist told me that once.  When I feel disconnected from my husband and I feel like life is crazy and we haven’t spent much time together, we sit on the couch and spend four minutes talking, holding hands, etc.  NO KIDS ALLOWED.  It has made a huge difference for us.  And it’s easy to do because everyone, no matter how busy they are, has four minutes to spare.

How would you answer this question that a parent might as you: “How can I teach my children about eternal families?

I have discovered that very often the Spirit speaks to me in the midst of everyday activities like doing the dishes, making beds and folding laundry.

I opened the linen closet to put away towels, and received inspiration.  If you could see my linen closet, you might assume I was inspired to clean it.  However, the inspiration was a bit more profound.  The Spirit brought to my mind the thought that Heavenly Father spends a great deal of time and effort trying to convince His children that He loves them.  Some of them feel His love openly and easily.  Some are harder to convince.  He whispers His love through answered prayers, calming thoughts, peace, and tender mercies.  Endless are His evidences of love.

Then the Spirit expounded:  As a mother, I can help.  I can play an important part in helping Him achieve this vital soul-saving objective.  If my children feel and know of my love for them, it will make it easier for them to accept, feel and know of Heavenly Father’s love for them.

Every kiss,

hug,

kind word,

prayer,

sacrifice,

example,

high-five…

will make a difference.

A mother’s love is a gateway through which children can feel Heavenly Father’s love.

What are some specific traditions (yearly, monthly, weekly, or daily) that help strengthen your home and family?

Our family loves making memories together – whether it is working together or playing together.  Here is one memory I really love:

Several years ago, on Labor Day Eve, Tim and I realized we had no plans for the following day. A day off from school and work and we had no plans?  That just didn’t seem right.  So we brainstormed all the usual options…a movie, perhaps a movie, we could go see a movie, maybe a movie would be good.  Uninspired, we dug a little deeper; got a little more creative.

The next morning we pulled four miniature Christmas trees from storage and decorated them.  Then we listened to Christmas music as we drove to a Mexican restaurant for lunch (we always eat Mexican food on Christmas Eve.)  Next, we divided into “teams” and shopped – each person would receive two gifts purchased at the dollar store.  We wrapped the gifts, put them under the trees and gathered later that night to open them.  (I would be too embarrassed to tell you that one daughter received a very large pair of pink polyester underwear.)

Never mind that it wasn’t really Christmas.  That day became a gift.  I can’t remember the specifics of a single other Labor Day – my family probably can’t either.  But ask any of them and they could tell you the details of this one.

That day was…

Unique

Fun

Memorable

What is a specific quote by a prophet that has influenced you and strengthened your family? 

Elder Oaks – “What your children really want for dinner is you.”

How can I strengthen my family?  Fantastic article here!

 

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How can I strengthen my family?  Fantastic 10 month family challenge to help strengthen and implement the 10 principles in The Family: A Proclamation to the World!!!

 

Check out our printable package with a 10 month family challenge to help implement better the ten principles that successful families and marriages have.  You can find it HERE.

This goes with the August Come Follow Me lesson:  How can I strengthen my family?

How Can I Strengthen My Family?

How can I strengthen my Family? Teaching Package.  This 40 page printable package can help you teach about how we can strengthen families.  This also includes a 10 month challenge for families to focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.

How Can I Strengthen My Family?

This is a 40 page printable package can help you teach about how we can strengthen families. This also includes a 10 month challenge for families to focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

 

How can I strengthen my Family? Teaching Package.  This 40 page printable package can help you teach about how we can strengthen families.  This also includes a 10 month challenge for families to focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.

This package contains some really great learning activities to help you and those you are teaching discuss how to protect our families and how to have happiness in family life!

How can I strengthen my Family? Teaching Package.  This 40 page printable package can help you teach about how we can strengthen families.  This also includes a 10 month challenge for families to focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.

This package has a 10 month challenge for families! Included are study pages and quotes to help you focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Use these pages to make goals, identify things you can do, pick a theme scripture, etc. There are also art prints with each principle you can hang in your home as a reminder each month.

You can also use this as a GROUP TEACHING ACTIVITY  to help those you are teaching teach each other about the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family: A Proclamation to the World! This activity will help them ponder about each principle, come up with ideas on how to apply the principle to their families, come up with a theme scripture, etc.

How can I strengthen my Family? Teaching Package.  This 40 page printable package can help you teach about how we can strengthen families.  This also includes a 10 month challenge for families to focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.

This package also contains a printable pamphlet to take notes on during the lesson as well as prints for fun activities to study some General Conference talks.

How can I strengthen my Family? Teaching Package.  This 40 page printable package can help you teach about how we can strengthen families.  This also includes a 10 month challenge for families to focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.

This package comes with these darling prints you can print and hang in homes.

How can I strengthen my Family? Teaching Package.  This 40 page printable package can help you teach about how we can strengthen families.  This also includes a 10 month challenge for families to focus on the 10 principles that bring happiness in family life, as identified in The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.

And there are also shields with the 10 principles.  These can be used in the group teaching activity or families can use them that are doing the 10 month challenge!  They can hang one up in their home each month as a reminder of the principle they are working on.

You can find this package HERE.

Or in our combo package HERE.

How can I prepare now to become a righteous wife and mother?

How can I prepare to become a righteous wife and mother?  This 21 page printable teaching package has 8 effective learning activities to help the young women you teach learn about this important topic, and make effective goals.

How can I prepare not to become a righteous wife and mother?

This is one of our favorite teaching packages!  It is a 21 page printable teaching package has 8 effective learning activities to help the young women you teach learn about this important topic, and make effective goals.  This is packed with relevant and impactful material!

How can I prepare to become a righteous wife and mother?  This 21 page printable teaching package has 8 effective learning activities to help the young women you teach learn about this important topic, and make effective goals.

This package has some really effective learning activities to help involve everyone you are teaching.

How can I prepare to become a righteous wife and mother?  This 21 page printable teaching package has 8 effective learning activities to help the young women you teach learn about this important topic, and make effective goals.

All of the visuals are designed to help those you are teaching understand, reflect, and learn.

How can I prepare to become a righteous wife and mother?  This 21 page printable teaching package has 8 effective learning activities to help the young women you teach learn about this important topic, and make effective goals.

They will have opportunities to study scriptures and General Conference talks, and record what they are learning and feeling.

How can I prepare to become a righteous wife and mother?  This 21 page printable teaching package has 8 effective learning activities to help the young women you teach learn about this important topic, and make effective goals.

One great activity is to ask the young women who some of the mothers in the ward are that they admire. Then, have those women fill in this letter by answering the questions.  This way these great women can be a part of your lesson and give great advice and counsel.

How can I prepare to become a righteous wife and mother?  This 21 page printable teaching package has 8 effective learning activities to help the young women you teach learn about this important topic, and make effective goals.

To help the girls keep notes and feelings, we have included a printable pamphlet.  Just print the pages back-to-back and then fold.  They will love this.

You can find this package HERE.

It is also available in our combo package HERE.

How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families?

How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families?  This 17 page instant download focuses on men and women and how their traits complement each other as they raise a family.  This package includes an illustrated presentation that teaches about Adam and Eve and what it means to be "help meets" and how they are equal but opposite companions.

How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families?

This 17 page instant download focuses on men and women and how their traits complement each other as they raise a family.

How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families?  This 17 page instant download focuses on men and women and how their traits complement each other as they raise a family.  This package includes an illustrated presentation that teaches about Adam and Eve and what it means to be "help meets" and how they are equal but opposite companions.

This package includes an illustrated presentation that teaches about Adam and Eve and what it means to be “help meets” and how they are equal but opposite companions. You will dive into the hebrew translation for the word “help meet” and help those you are teaching connect to these essential scriptures about the creation. Just print the six pictures and put them up on the board one at a times as you discuss each page together. Talking and discussion points are included in this package for you!

How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families?  This 17 page instant download focuses on men and women and how their traits complement each other as they raise a family.  This package includes an illustrated presentation that teaches about Adam and Eve and what it means to be "help meets" and how they are equal but opposite companions.

After the presentation you can have those you are teaching answer and then discuss the questions on these pages.  This will invite GREAT discussion!

How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families?  This 17 page instant download focuses on men and women and how their traits complement each other as they raise a family.  This package includes an illustrated presentation that teaches about Adam and Eve and what it means to be "help meets" and how they are equal but opposite companions.

There are also other learning activities for you to choose from.  The quote page has amazing and insightful quotes that you can give to each person.  There is also a scripture study sheet with personal questions those you are teaching can ponder and answer.

How do the roles of men and women complement each other in families?  This 17 page instant download focuses on men and women and how their traits complement each other as they raise a family.  This package includes an illustrated presentation that teaches about Adam and Eve and what it means to be "help meets" and how they are equal but opposite companions.

Also included are tags to make a sweet and salty treat! The tag says: “Sweet and Salty – two opposites coming together to be better together than they are apart!” You can use the tags with a sweet and salty treat. Yum!

You can find this HERE.

It also available in our August combo package HERE.

Why is Chastity Important?

Why is Chastity Important?  This LDS YW 26 page teaching and study package helps you dive into True to the Faith, scriptures, and more.  Comes with a printable flipbook!

 

Why is Chastity Important?

This is a teaching package and a printable study flip book!

Why is Chastity Important?  This LDS YW 26 page teaching and study package helps you dive into True to the Faith, scriptures, and more.  Comes with a printable flipbook!

This comes with an awesome group study and teaching activity where they will really dive into the definition for “Chastity” in True to the Faith.

Why is Chastity Important?  This LDS YW 26 page teaching and study package helps you dive into True to the Faith, scriptures, and more.  Comes with a printable flipbook!

This also comes in a printable 4-per-page study flip book!  You can use these with the group teaching experience, or you can have them study quietly on their own.

You can find this HERE.

It is also available in our August Combo Package HERE.

 

– Also, check out our article about teaching chastity and virtue HERE.

– HERE is a page on lds.org with quotes from prophets about chastity.

– Elder Holland gave an amazing and insightful talk about chastity HERE.

Why is temple marriage important?

 

Why is temple marriage important?  August come follow me.  This 26 page printable package has amazing learning activities, plus beautiful quotes, individual booklets, a future spouse cards, etc.  So great!

Why is temple marriage important?

This 26 page instant download is packed full of meaningful things to help your young women learn about the importance of temple marriage!

Why is temple marriage important?  August come follow me.  This 26 page printable package has amazing learning activities, plus beautiful quotes, individual booklets, a future spouse cards, etc.  So great!

This package has really meaningful learning activities that will help those you are teaching really learn and comprehend the doctrines that will help them answer the question, “why is temple marriage important?”.

Why is temple marriage important?  August come follow me.  This 26 page printable package has amazing learning activities, plus beautiful quotes, individual booklets, a future spouse cards, etc.  So great!

There are also six beautiful quotes that are really relevant to youth as they look forward to their future temple marriages.

Why is temple marriage important?  August come follow me.  This 26 page printable package has amazing learning activities, plus beautiful quotes, individual booklets, a future spouse cards, etc.  So great!

There is also a booklet you can make for each girl.  It contains all of the quotes and learning activities.  This is a great way for her to be able to take home everything she learned.

Also included is a future spouse card.  This card actually belongs to each young woman’s future husband.  She will sign and date the card and then carry it with her every where she goes.  She can give this commitment card to him the day she gets married.   What a wonderful thing this card can be!

You can find this package HERE.

It is also available in our combo package HERE.

 

What are the Church’s Standards Regarding Dating?

"What are the church's standards regarding dating?"  24 page teaching package with  10 awesome learning activities plus a print with 40 fun and cheap group date  ideas.  #augustyw

“What are the church’s standards regarding dating?”

This 24 page teaching package has 10 awesome learning activities to help the youth really understand this important standard!

There are some great discussion activities as well as things to help them dig into the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet and test themselves on what they know by heart!  You can find this package HERE.  It is also available in our August combo package HERE.

"What are the church's standards regarding dating?"  24 page teaching package with  10 awesome learning activities plus a print with 40 fun and cheap group date  ideas.  #augustcomefollowme

Included are some really great and effective scripture study activities like this one where they dig into Article of Faith #13 and see it as a guideline for dating behavior.  There is also a wallet reminder card they can stick in their wallets and remember to act in these honorable ways while on a date or out with their friends.

"What are the church's standards regarding dating?"  24 page teaching package with  10 awesome learning activities plus a print with 40 fun and cheap group date  ideas.  #ldsdating

There is also a letter with four questions you can have mom and dad fill out for each girl.  They will LOVE and treasure this letter.

Included is a page of awesome quotes that are really relevant to the youth.  There is also a print with 40 cheap and fun group dates.  That is a great handout!

"What are the church's standards regarding dating?"  24 page teaching package with  10 awesome learning activities plus a print with 40 fun and cheap group date  ideas.  #augustyw

There are so many activities to choose from in this package!  You can really pick out the things that will be best for those you are teaching.

You can find this package HERE.  It is also available in our August combo package HERE.

Here are some thoughts on this subject by Shannon:

Most youth love to talk about dating. If you say, “We are having a lesson on dating this Sunday”, record numbers will show up. It is what they think about and what to know more about! The funny thing about this, is that in my experience, many youth don’t date much anymore. I taught at three different high school seminaries in Salt Lake and I noticed that different schools had different dating cultures; but by in large “dates” were for school dances, and not regular weekend activities.   Otherwise, they “hung out” and “hooked up”.

HOWEVER – the youth definitely desired to date. Whenever we talked about it, their eyes lit up and I had their total attention and I consistently felt a great need to bring this back into the lives of our youth.  In this article are some questions that can help spur conversation about the standards in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet, which I believe will help encourage proper dating.   The statements in this pamphlet are so inspired. But first, let’s talk about what a STANDARD is.

Formerly, a STANDARD was a military object (like a flag or an ensign) carried atop a pole. They were used as a rallying point in battle. “Here, we will fight!” they would say.  How applicable that symbol is for all of the standards in For the Strength of Youth. These are the points that the youth must battle – so they raise their standards, like Captain Moroni did. If a youth chooses not to raise that standard, they run the risk of defeat.

Dating is one of the standards that the youth must raise. So, how well do they know, and follow, these standards? The question isn’t whether they are forming relationships, they are.  The question is what are their standards around doing so?  It is worth a good discussion with them, and here are some questions that can help.

I would ask the youth these questions and see how they would answer these on their own, and then I would be prepared with counsel, quotes and scriptures to teach them further.

What is a date?

“A date is a planned activity that allows a young man and a young woman to get to know each other better.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

The growing culture in many high schools is now a “hook up” culture, and no longer a “dating” one. It is about “who is with who”, and not about “who I should take on a date this weekend”. Setting aside the dangers of hooking up, what about those social skills gained as youth date a variety of people? When I would talk to my students about this, the response is NOT that they didn’t want to date – it was that the expectation was:  that if they asked someone out that must mean that they wanted to “be” with them – so the pressure was too heavy. So they resort to “hanging out”, it is easier and has less pressure.

One of the dangers of this attitude is that many young men and women take this into their college years. Note what Elder Dallin H. Oaks said:

“Knowledgeable observers report that dating has nearly disappeared from college campuses and among young adults generally. It has been replaced by something called “hanging out.” You young people apparently know what this is, but I will describe it for the benefit of those of us who are middle-aged or older and otherwise uninformed. Hanging out consists of numbers of young men and young women joining together in some group activity. It is very different from dating….

“Young women, resist too much hanging out, and encourage dates that are simple, inexpensive, and frequent. Don’t make it easy for young men to hang out in a setting where you women provide the food. Don’t subsidize freeloaders. An occasional group activity is OK, but when you see men who make hanging out their primary interaction with the opposite sex, I think you should lock the pantry and bolt the front door. “ (Ensign, June 2006)

I remember when Elder Oaks gave this talk, I was single at the time and was very aware of that attitude.  Although this talk was geared towards young adults – I can’t help but wonder how the expectations and attitudes about dating in high school would naturally impact the behaviors in their young adult years. Hence, the next question:

What is the purpose of a date?

“In cultures where dating is acceptable, it can help you learn and practice social skills, develop friendships, have wholesome fun, and eventually find an eternal companion.” (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

I remember when I first started dating – and all of the awkwardness therein. My girlfriends and I would always talk about waiting for the guy to get the car door, or to hug or not to hug when he walked you to the door at the end of the night. We would giggle and laugh through this wonderful phase of our lives. And date-by-date we would gain more confidence and the social skills to take us into our college years, where dating had a different goal. But we were practicing with each other – and it was so fun!

Imagine the possible consequences of youth in their teenage years put off gaining these social skills until they reach college. How could that impact their ability to find an eternal companion? How might that impact their confidence in doing so? It may be interesting to have this conversation with the youth about how their dating behaviors now (and not just chastity) can help them prepare for their future families.

This can be a pretty sensitive topic with certain youth who would love to date, but seem to never be asked. Blessed be the young men who understand that dating isn’t just about taking out the girls they have a crush on. Just like the young men who are aware at the dance and make sure that every girl gets to dance – how wonderful if they made sure that each girl also gets to go on dates and gain these same experiences.

President Boyd K. Packer said: “When you are old enough, you ought to start dating. It is good for young men and young women to learn to know and to appreciate one another. It is good for you to go to games and dances and picnics, to do all of the young things. We encourage our young people to date. We encourage you to set high standards of dating.” (You’re in the Driver’s Seat, New Era, June 2004, 8)

When should you begin dating?

“You should not date until you are at least 16 years old.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

Great object lesson about why youth should wait until they are 16 to date!

I used to pull out my driver’s license and ask the youth why they think we have to wait until we are 16 to drive. “How many of you wish you could drive before you are (were) 16?” I would ask (and many hands would go up). “Well,” I would ask, “why do you think this is so?  What are some of the dangers and pressures on the road?” And then we would talk about the emotional maturity that is necessary to even begin to handle a vehicle, laws and other cars – and the consequences that could be (to yourself and others) if you are not ready.

Driving and dating have a lot in common. There are a lot of pressures involved – and those that love the youth recognize that they can begin to handle them at 16, but there are still a lot of standards involved to help them be able to be strong through them – just like there are laws accompanied with driving.

If you ask the youth what it means to wait until they are 16 to date, most of them interpret that to mean the kind of date when a guy goes to a girl’s house, picks her up for a planned activity, and then brings her home by a certain time. “What about having a boyfriend when you are 13?” I would ask. “That isn’t dating” they would say. “What is different about it?” I would ask. “We just meet up with a group of friends – we don’t go on formal dates.” “Are you doing dating things that might require the emotional maturity this standard gives you an age for?” … that would really get them thinking… and rolling their eyes at me – which I love because it means they needed to hear it.

I love this standard because it is something that the youth can do with exactness. And as with all of the standards: they will never regret living them!

One common excuse is that some feel that they are more mature than others, so they can begin earlier than 16. This is what President Boyd K. Packer said about this: “When are you old enough? Maturity may vary from individual to individual, but we are convinced that dating should not even begin until you are 16. And then, ideal dating is on a group basis. Stay in group activities, don’t pair off. Avoid steady dating. Steady dating is courtship, and surely the beginning of courtship ought to be delayed until you have emerged from your teens.” (You’re in the Driver’s Seat, New Era, June 2004, 8)

Why should youth avoid going on frequent dates with the same person?

“Avoid going on frequent dates with the same person. Developing serious relationships too early in life can limit the number of other people you meet and can perhaps lead to immorality.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

There will be many youth who live and love this standard, and many who ignore it. There can be a certain status in high school if you hook up with someone and it makes them feel “desired”. The alternate view is that if you don’t have a significant other, you must not be desirable.

Blessed be the youth who helps change this dangerous belief and helps others recognize and feel value as they live the standards.  May we never fall for the world’s view of worth as we are clinging to God’s commandments and promised blessings.  I don’t think you will EVER find someone who lived this standard  and looks back and wished that they hadn’t.

I used to tell my students, “Your job is to help each other develop into fantastic, wholesome, strong individuals – you probably don’t know the person you are going to marry, but even if you do – it isn’t time to be serious. Your job is to stand back and let each other grow and become the kind of people you want to marry.”

President Gordon B. Hinckley said this: “The Lord has made us attractive one to another for a great purpose. But this very attraction becomes as a powder keg unless it is kept under control. It is beautiful when handled in the right way. It is deadly if it gets out of hand.

“It is for this reason that the Church counsels against early dating. This rule is not designed to hurt you in any way. It is designed to help you, and it will do so if you will observe it…

“It is better, my friends, to date a variety of companions until you are ready to marry. Have a wonderful time, but stay away from familiarity. Keep your hands to yourself. It may not be easy, but it is possible.” (New Era, January 2001, 13)

What kind of people should you choose to date?

“Choose to date only those who have high moral standards and in whose company you can maintain your standards.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

Great analogue about kids listening to their parents advice about dating!

This is an excellent standard to use when the youth are choosing who they should and should not go on a date with.  And they should absolutely use their parent’s wisdom to make these choices.

This is perhaps one of the most powerful quotes I have seen on this:

“Now, I speak very plainly to you, my young friends. If you are old enough to date, you are old enough to know that your parents have not only the right but the sacred obligation… to concern themselves with your dating habits.

“If you are mature enough to date, you are mature enough to accept without childish, juvenile argument their authority as parents to set rules of conduct for you “No sensible father would loan your new convertible to anybody, to go anyplace, to do anything, to come back anytime. If you are old enough to date, you are old enough to see the very foolishness of parents who would loan their children on any such arrangement. Don’t ask your parents to permit you – you, their most precious possession – to go out dating on such flimsy agreements.” (President Boyd K. Packer, Memorable Stories and Parables by Boyd K. Packer, p.55)

On a date, what responsibility do a young man and woman have towards each other?

“Remember that a young man and a young woman on a date are responsible to protect each other’s honor and virtue.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

I taught seminary with a teacher who once expressed his gratitude towards the young men and women who his wife went to high school with. He was grateful that they treated his wife with respect, that the boys took her on dates and showed her what a gentlemen was, that they respected her worth and her virtue – so that when it was time for them to meet and marry, she was ready, prepared, and looking for that.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if that is how youth approached dating in their teenage years?

It would be interesting to have a conversation with the youth about how this attitude would impact their dating experiences.

What kind of dating activities should be planned?

“Plan dating activities that are safe, positive, and inexpensive and that will help you get to know each other.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

When I have surveyed young women, they always prefer exactly the kind of date expressed in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet. They like them to be safe, casual yet planned, and not expensive – and many of the boys were often surprised by this.  They thought the girls wanted grand productions all of the time, when actually the opposite was so.

It would be fun to compile a list of fun date ideas for the youth to look through and keep on hand.  Check out this post for 40 fun date ideas that fit the “safe”, “positive”, and “inexpensive” category.

What should be your standard for what types of places to go on dates?

“Go only to places where you can maintain your standards and remain close to the Spirit.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

This standard should never be compromised. There is no better way to ruin a date than to take a virtuous young woman somewhere where she feels uncomfortable. This standard should be held up to every place, type of entertainment, and what time she should be taken home.

Generally, who should take the initiative in asking for, and planning, dates?

“Young men generally take the initiative in asking for and planning dates.” (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

Great thoughts about dating and guys being gentlemen!

I became very aware that among many youth this is viewed as an old-fashioned idea. Those same youth also felt that expecting a guy to get the door, or pay, during their date was some kind of sign of weakness in the young woman. “I can get my own door”, she would say.

I don’t think a young woman’s ability to get the door is ever in question. This is about a young man showing respect and honor to a young woman. This is not about a young lady being “less able” to the point that a boy has to get a door for her, actually the opposite is the case! A young man is choosing to completely honor her! This should never become old fashioned!

I have a daughter that will one day be 16, and you can count on the fact that I will be watching to see if that young man will treat her as we expect. And, even worse, my husband will be watching – and I wouldn’t put it past him to walk out and get her out of the car if she isn’t treated just right! Because this isn’t about a door – it is about how she is treated – especially when we can’t see her in our driveway anymore!

I can’t express how many times young men have said that it is awkward because they get the vibe that the girl doesn’t want them to get the door or do these gentlemanly things – so they just stand back and feel badly because they aren’t being gentlemen. “Do it anyway!” I would say!  I think what we often have, is a bunch of youth who aren’t sure what to expect, so it becomes awkward. So if the boys just take control and be a gentlemen 100% of the time, the girls will be relieved! “Even if you are picking them up for mutual”, I would say, “Go up to the door and get them and open the car door for them.”

My little brother used to get the car door for me – his sister 6 years older than him! This should be the standard. We just treat each other well.

And if you want to see how I personally felt about this whole topic in my dating life, check out this story about how I met my husband. (part 1, and part 2)

By the way, it isn’t a bad idea to have practice scenarios with the youth. How can you signal to the young woman that you are about to get the door for her? What if there are double doors walking into a building? Etc. They will thank you for the know-how!

How should one ask, accept, or decline a date?

Always be kind and respectful when you ask for a date or when you accept or decline one.” (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

This is another topic that the youth would likely appreciate direction on. What should they say when accepting a date? Or how can they decline without making them feel badly? Or how can they decline even though they wished they could go?  It would be great to have some conversations about this so they feel prepared for these moments.

It is also appropriate to talk about the relationship of charity and dating. And that includes how we may decline a date with someone we don’t want to go out with, but still care about how they feel and how they talk about that person with their friends.

How should you act while on a date?

“While on a date, be courteous as you listen to others and express your own feelings.”  (For the Strength of Youth, Dating)

Dates are a fantastic time to develop important social skills like listening to others and finding good conversation topics. If a youth is able to go on a date where the plans all go wrong, but they are able to listen and talk to each other – it could be a great success! Likewise, if they come home feeling like there were too many awkward silent moments, they may hesitate to date again in the near future.

It wouldn’t be a bad idea for parents to sit down and brainstorm with their children things that they could talk about, as well as how to listen and engage the other person, right before the date. Your child may roll their eyes, but they will likely use a lot of what you talked about!

Why is family important? Lesson helps

Why is family important?  August Come Follow me package.  9 amazing learning activities to help you dive into The Family Proclamation.  Plus BEAUTIFUL prints!

Why is family important?

This teaching package comes in three different ways (you choose which best suits your needs):

1-  Single package HERE.

2-  Combo package HERE.  This includes the teaching package, Proclamation prints, and family crest prints.

3-  The August combo package includes all 7 teaching packages for August plus Proclamation prints and family crest prints.  You can find this HERE.

Why is family important?  9 incredible learning activities that help you really dive into the family proclamation!

We are so excited about this lesson package.  This package has 9 learning activities that really help you dive into the doctrines found in The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

August Come Follow Me young women lesson:  Why is family important?  Printable teaching package with 9 amazing learning activities!

You can see some of the learning activities here. One of the activities is a fill in the blank Proclamation activity.  In the package we give you teaching suggestions and this fill in the blank activity comes with a really effective way to teach about doctrine, what a doctrine is, and then helps those you are teaching pull out doctrines from the Proclamation.

Why is family important?  Printable teaching package with 9 great learning activities!

You will also love the group scripture study activity.  We have given you cards with scriptures on each one and questions that will help those you are teaching ponder and teach about each scripture.

You can also see a great note sheet and journal stickers for those of you that use class journals.


Family Proclamation prints!  Beautiful prints that you can print from home!  4 designs and 2 sizes!

We have also made 4 beautiful prints for the Family Proclamation.  You can find them HERE, and HERE.

LDS Family Proclamation FAMILY CREST.  Illustrations that  show teachings from the Family Proclamation!

We have also made this beautiful family crest that illustrates teachings from the Family Proclamation.  It depicts things you can do to protect your family and home.

A really fun learning activity could be to have those you are teaching design their own family crest depicting things they would want to include to have a righteous home.  Then after everyone draws and then shares with one another you can give this is a gift.

You can find this HERE or HERE.

Why is family important?  August Come Follow me package.  9 amazing learning activities to help you dive into The Family Proclamation.  Plus BEAUTIFUL prints!

You can find everything in this article in this combo package HERE.  It is also available in our August combo package HERE.

We also wanted to link to an insightful talk about the family.  It is written by a BYU-Idaho professor named Bruce Satterfield and is worth a very careful read.  Satterfield Family Under Siege

Here are some great quotes about the family (most of these are included in the lesson package)

The Family Unit:

“Heavenly Father has assigned us to a great variety of stations to strengthen and, when needed, to lead travelers to safety. Our most important and powerful assignments are in the family.”  (President Henry B. Eyring, General Conference, April 2010)

“The family is far and away the greatest social unit, the best answer to human problems, in the history of mankind.”  (President James E. Faust, Ensign, May 1987, p.82)

“The Lord organized the whole program in the beginning with a father who procreates, provides, and loves and directs, and a mother who conceives and bears and nurtures and feeds and trains.  The Lord could have organized it otherwise but chose to have a unit with responsibility and purposeful associations where children train and discipline each other and come to love, honor and appreciate each other.  The family is the great plan of life as conceived and organized by our Father in Heaven.”  (President Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, May 1984)

“There is more of a connection that many realize between the order and purpose of the universe and the order and harmony which exists in a happy and good family.”  (President Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, November 1978, p.105)

“We came to this earth charged with a mission: to learn to love and serve one another.  To best help us accomplish this, God has placed us in families, for he knows that is where we can best learn to overcome selfishness and pride and to sacrifice for others and to make happiness and helpfulness and humility and love the very essence of our character.”  (Elder John H. Groberg, Ensign, May 1982, p.50)

”The Creation of the earth was the creation of an earth where a family could live. It was a creation of a man and a woman who were the two essential halves of a family. It was not about a creation of a man and a woman who happened to have a family. It was intentional all along that Adam and Eve form an eternal family. It was part of the plan that these two be sealed and form an eternal family unit. That was the plan of happiness.” (Sister Julie B. Beck, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion Satellite Broadcast, August 4, 2009).

“The human family – without the gospel or without strong families – is not going to go very far.  Unless we can fix families, you can’t fix anything else.  Most of the problems that most vexing are things government can’t fix.  They have to be fixed at a different level.  That’s the urgency of our message.  I’d rather have ten commandments than ten thousand federal regulations….  Unless we rebuild marriages and families, then we really are just straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.”  (Elder Neal A. Maxwell,Searching for God in America, pp 132-133).

Attack on the family:

“The time will come when only those who believe deeply and actively in the family will be able to preserve their families in the midst of the gathering evil around us.”  (President Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, November 1980, p.4)

“Throughout the ages, evil forces have attacked the family.  Why do you suppose Satan is so obsessed with its dissolution?  Because it stands for everything he wants and cannot have.  He cannot be a husband, a father, or a grandfather.  He cannot have posterity now or ever.  Satan cannot even keep those he has led away from God.  He has no eternal kingdom or inheritance.  (J. Richard Clarke, Ensign, May 1989, p.60)

“Teach the truth with courage and clarity.  The world offers many morally-confusing philosophies.  Remain committed to the eternal, unchanging doctrines of the gospel and teach them so clearly that they cannot be misunderstood.”  (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, CES Fireside, January 28, 2011)

”Our eternal happiness is not one of Satan’s objectives. He knows that an essential key to making men and women miserable like himself is to deprive them of family relationships which have eternal potential. Because Satan understands that true happiness in this life and in the eternities is found in the form of family, he does everything in his power to destroy it.” (Elder Richard Maynes, April 2011, General Conference)

Parenthood:

“Oh! God, let me not lose my own.  I cannot afford to lose mine, whom God has given to me and whom I am responsible for before the Lord, and who are dependent upon me for guidance, for instruction, for proper influence….  The Lord help me to save my own, so far as one can help another.  I realize I cannot save anybody, but I can teach them how to be saved.  I can set an example before my children how they can be saved, and it is my duty to do that first.  I owe it more to them than to anybody else in the world.  Then, when I have accomplished the work I should do in my own home circle, let me extend my power for good abroad just as far as I can.”  (President Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 462)

“Let love, peace, and the Spirit of the Lord, kindness, charity, sacrifice for others, abound in your families.  Banish harsh words, … and let the Spirit of God take possession of your hearts.  Teach to your children these things, in spirit and power….  Not one child in a hundred would go astray, if the home environment, example and training, were in harmony with … the gospel of Christ.”  (President Joseph F. Smith, Improvement Era, December 1904, p.135)

Family Home Evening:

If the Saints obey the counsel [to have regular Family Home Evening], we promise that great blessings will result.  Love at home and obedience to parents will increase.  Faith will be developed in the hearts of the youth of Israel, and they will gain power to combat the evil influences and temptations which beset them.  (Harold B. Lee. Ye are the Light of the World, p.82)

Old Testament Scripture Mastery List, Flash Cards, and More!

 

Old Testament Scripture Mastery printable package!  This is packed with amazing things.  Flash cards, printable stickers, quotes, study sheets, posters, etc.!

 

Old Testament scripture mastery list, flash cards, study sheets, stickers, and more!

Check out what we have available for you this year!  You will see that our teaching aids are better than ever!

* This is the updated scripture mastery list as found on the seminary website HERE.

* Please check back in the near future for more things we are currently working on, such as the scripture mastery quizzes, story maps, activities and lesson helps.  You will love what we have coming and we will release them throughout the year.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery pictures and illustrations.  These are printable posters are amazing and teach the CONTEXT and the doctrine!

 

We put in a lot of effort to give each scripture mastery the perfect illustration or visual.  They are meant to help teach the meaning and context of each scripture mastery.  For example, if you look at the top right scripture for 1 Samuel 16:7 you will see Jesse presenting his 7 sons to Samuel.  This is happening in Bethlehem so we included what the streets of Bethlehem may have been like.  Samuel was choosing the next king and it was Jesse’s youngest son, not the oldest or the tallest, whom the Lord had chosen.  Jesse presented 7 sons and Samuel knew it wasn’t any of them and then asked if he had another son.  Jesse said he did, but he was out in the field tending to the sheep.  When Samuel finally met David he knew that he was the one to be the next king.  The key phrase is “The Lord looks on the heart” rather than the outward appearance.  So we are teaching the scripture and the context of the scripture in the chapter – this helps you find additional principles and gain a greater understanding of the scripture mastery.

Joshua 24:15 shows that “me and my house will serve the Lord” meant that Joshua and his family would serve the Lord.  We included what ancient homes in Israel often looked like, as well as some family members behind him.

You can see in Jeremiah 1:4-5 that Jeremiah was the prophet in Jerusalem so we included a Jerusalem-like skyline in the background.

Other scriptures, such as the Psalms and Proverbs, are meant to be felt and so we created posters that communicate the feeling, so they are more like art.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery pictures and illustrations.  These are printable posters are amazing and teach the CONTEXT and the doctrine!

Here are some more of the illustrations.  You can see that for Malachi 4:5-6 we included Elijah and a picture of the Kirtland Temple where Malachi’s prophesy was fulfilled.  We also included a family tree which illustrates what the Spirit of Elijah is all about.

On Genesis 39:9 you can see Joseph refusing Potiphar’s wife.  If you look closely you can see a For the Strength of Youth pamphlet in his pocket.  We loved that little detail and it can help invite great discussions with those you are teaching.

These posters are available in our combo package HERE.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery flash cards.  These are amazing and you can just print them!

 

We also have flash cards that print 4 per page.  These are fantastic for many great and fun learning activities.  You can see these activities HERE.  These flash cards can provide for many hours of fun!

In the past we have made key phrase only flash cards.  This year we included both the full scripture and the key phrase.  We feel this is superior so that those you are teaching can read the scripture to fully understand the key phrase.

Check out how we recommend to approach scripture mastery in THIS ARTICLE.

You can find the flash cards HERE.  They are also in the combo package HERE.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery flip book.  A printable book with 25 illustrated scriptures!  So great!

 

Also available is a printable FLIP BOOK.  These are just like the flash cards but are a little larger and the reference is on the illustration.  You can make a little book for each person and they can have their own little book of mini posters.

These can also be used for class devotionals and those you are teaching can take notes on the back of each card.

You can find this HERE.  It is also available in the combo package HERE.

Old Testament scripture mastery study sheets.  Great way to study each scripture mastery in depth!

 

We also have a fantastic set of study sheets.  There is a sheet for every single scripture mastery and they are each distinct and different from the others.  Each sheet will help you dive into that particular scripture mastery and the doctrines it is teaching.  Each sheet will have them looking at context, the doctrines (often using True to the Faith) and making personal goals.

There is also a quote sheet for each scripture mastery.  We suggest you print them on the back of each study sheet and then every day write one quote on the board that teaches a doctrine found in one of the scripture mastery verses.  Just write the quote and the scripture mastery it goes with and train your students to flip to that page and copy the quote.  They can end up having 150 quotes recorded!  They will love that!

You can find these study sheets HERE.  They are also in our combo package HERE.

Old Testament scripture mastery list.  This is a priceless tool with ALL scriptures on one sheet.  And there is a sheet with blanks and first letters for memorization!

 

These sheets are some of the best tools you can have.  They fit ALL 25 of the scripture mastery scriptures on one sheet.  These are great to have and you will likely print these all year long.  We suggest you keep a stack in your classroom!

There are three all-on-one sheets here for you.  The first one is the full scripture (with the reference, and illustration, and key phrase).  The second is the full scripture with most words removed and blanks in their place (this is fantastic for memorization).  And the third removes all words and gives you only the first letter of each word.

These are available in our combo kit HERE.

Old Testament scripture stickers.  These are printable - just print onto sticker paper and put in your margin!

 

We also have a set of scripture stickers!  These contain the key phrases and print small enough to fit in your scripture margins next to each scripture mastery verse.  Just print onto sticker paper, cut out, and place in your scriptures!

This can make a great rainy day activity!  Give a set to each student with some scissors and let them cut and stick!  Put on a talk on CD in the background and they will love it!

These are available in our combo kit HERE.

Old Testament scripture mastery quotes!  Made to put in your scriptures next to each scripture mastery verse!

 

And finally we have a set of quotes for your scriptures!  We call them “glue-ins” because you glue them in your scriptures!  Just cut them out and run a glue stick lightly on the edge and stick in the crease of your scriptures.  Not only will this give you a really great quote about the scripture mastery, but it will also help the scripture mastery verses stand out in your scriptures!

This is part of our combo kit HERE.

 

Why Are Temple Ordinances Important? By John Hilton III

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Why Are Temple Ordinances Important

This is such an important lesson! When teaching it, remember that President Thomas S. Monson taught, “The goal of gospel teaching . . . is not to ‘pour information’ into the minds of class members. . . . The aim is to inspire the individual to think about, feel about, and then do something about living gospel principles.” (Conference Report, Oct. 1970, p. 107, emphasis added).

As with every class what students do as a result of the lesson is vital. As you prepare to teach this lesson, prayerfully consider what you could do to help students act (by attending the temple and doing family history work in a meaningful way).

Here are three ideas for this lesson.

Idea #1

I love how “Come Follow Me” says to “Give each young woman a copy of Elder Richard G. Scott’s talk “Temple Worship: The Source of Strength and Power in Times of Need,” and ask the class to find the suggestions Elder Scott gives on how to benefit from temple attendance.” Maybe to help start this study you could give them the below graphic and ask them to find a suggestion that relates to each picture.

Why are temple ordinances important activity

You could also invite students to draw a picture of additional suggestions they find. Again, I love what Come Follow Me says, “Invite them to select one or more that they will follow the next time they attend the temple.”

Idea #2

Here’s an idea that could introduce Come Follow Me’s suggestion of regarding deceased ancestors (this idea comes from the book The Big Picture). It’s something I learned from Ardeth Kapp. You could say something like this: “We all know about peer pressure. It’s when people are pressuring you to do something [make a stick figure drawing of 3 people pressuring a person to “choose the wrong.”] But peer pressure is nothing compared to ancestor pressure. You have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, 4096 great x10 grandparents who want you to make right choices. [make a stick figure drawing of dozens people pressuring a person to “choose the right.”] As Sister Kapp said, “Peer pressure is nothing compared to ancestor pressure.

Idea #3

While the focus of this lesson isn’t on family history work, church leaders have clearly taught that there is a close connection between family history and temple work. Sometime during the lesson you might want to give students a copy of what Elder David A. Bednar taught in General Conference. Perhaps you could ask them to count the blessings promised by Elder Bednar.

 

I invite the young people of the Church to learn about and experience the Spirit of Elijah. I encourage you to study, to search out your ancestors, and to prepare yourselves to perform proxy baptisms in the house of the Lord for your kindred dead (see D&C 124:28–36). And I urge you to help other people identify their family histories.

As you respond in faith to this invitation, your hearts shall turn to the fathers. The promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be implanted in your hearts. Your patriarchal blessing, with its declaration of lineage, will link you to these fathers and be more meaningful to you. Your love and gratitude for your ancestors will increase. Your testimony of and conversion to the Savior will become deep and abiding. And I promise you will be protected against the intensifying influence of the adversary. As you participate in and love this holy work, you will be safeguarded in your youth and throughout your lives.

 

If it’s feasible, it might be a good idea to spend time in class (or have a mutual night) in which the youth get hands on practice searching for their ancestors.

 

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Old Testament Scripture Mastery Sneak Peek

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and more!

Here is a sneak peek at the scripture mastery cards we will be coming out with SOON!  We anticipate that they will be finished on or before July 20, 2015.  If you want to be one of the first to know be sure to subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on Facebook.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

This year’s set of scripture mastery cards are really amazing! They all teach the DOCTRINE and THE CONTEXT.  They are designed to help those you are teaching really comprehend, think, and understand the meaning of the scripture.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

Like in this one for Abraham 3:22-23.  In this chapter Abraham is speaking with God face to face and is learning about the heavens and the Premortal life.  You can see that this card teaches several things.  It will be a GREAT learning opportunity for those you are teaching to try and figure out what everything means.  This will help them connect with the scripture mastery scriptures right away!

 

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

Here is the card for Genesis 1:26-27.  The context is The Creation so we included visuals for the different creations for each day.

 

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

We will have KEY PHRASE cards and posters as well as FULL SCRIPTURE cards and posters.  The cards are AWESOME for lots of fun learning games and activities.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

There will also be ALL-ON-ONE-PAGE prints that have full scriptures, fill-in-the-blanks, and first letters.  Each scripture will have part of the illustrations from the cards.  These are AWESOME and you will use these ALL of the time!

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

There will also be study pages that can be printed and stapled into booklets.  These pages have specific questions for each scripture mastery that will help those you are teaching really comprehend each scripture mastery.  This booklet would be GREAT for devotionals!  Just split up the scriptures and have everyone plan a devotional and teach everyone else about their scripture.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

We will also have scripture stickers!  Just print these onto sticker paper,  cut out, and stick in the margin next to the scripture mastery.

This is a great way to mark the scripture mastery scriptures and help the youth locate the different scriptures.

Old Testament Scripture Mastery cards, posters, quizzes, and stickers!  These are illustrated and teach CONTEXT and the DOCTRINES.

There will also be a set of scripture mastery quizzes.  This is a full year’s worth of quizzes that a teacher can pick and choose from.  Above are some examples from last year’s set.  They are all in black and white and really help in memorization, application, and comprehension.

 

Check back and we will have these available for you!

We are also working on some other Old Testament study and teaching helps, so check back for those too! The best way to keep updated is to sign up for our newsletters and follow us on Facebook.

 

 

 

July Sunday School Come Follow Me Lessons: Ordinances and Covenants

July Come Follow Me Sunday School lesson helps!  This package has all five lessons with study pages, learning activities, teaching suggestions, etc.  #ordinancesandcovenants

Here are lesson helps and prints for all five July Sunday School lessons for ORDINANCES & COVENANTS.

Included are lesson helps and teaching suggestions for the lessons:

 - WHAT SPIRITUAL TRUTHS CAN I LEARN FROM THE ORDINANCES OF THE GOSPEL?
-  HOW CAN I DEEPEN MY UNDERSTANDING OF COVENANTS?
-  HOW CAN I MAKE THE SACRAMENT MORE MEANINGFUL TO ME?
-  HOW CAN I KEEP MY COVENANTS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SAVIOR?
-  HOW CAN I PREPARE TO RECEIVE TEMPLE ORDINANCES?

There are study pages, learning activities, and prints to help those you are teaching understand and learn these important doctrines.

You can find this package HERE.

Go HERE for Young Women July lessons.