I gave them the handout and quizzed them on each step. So I try to look for ‘parables’ that will stick with the girls to help them remember important things from the lesson. Instead of trying to offer them everything I can (quotes, scriptures, stories, handouts, treats, videos, pictures, etc) to fill the time, I’m now only going to focus on one message for most of the lesson and instead encourage discussion.
It is a beautiful Friday night and the Gordon home is stirring with excitement as Sister Gordon, a wife and mother to four children, puts the final touches on her hair, makeup and evening dress.
As a car pulls to a stop in the front driveway, she swiftly gathers up her purse and flies down the stairs to greet her visitor. ” gushes Sister Gordon as she swings open the door.
I’ll be using a really strong magnet and a piece of steel for this.
I think a member of the bishopric will have to demonstrate this one for safety reasons. My husband is a physicist, so I’ll have him come in and talk about how magnets work to reinforce the idea.
What was a married woman with four children and a seemingly strong marriage thinking to go out with the husband of another woman? Sister Gordon and Brother Jones were capable adults with years of world experience.
They were not in love and there were no serious intentions.To varying degrees, we place a watchful eye over married men and women to ensure that they safeguard their hearts.We encourage them to purify and strengthen their marriage. Note the inconsistencies in our modern approach: We encourage the youth to go out and experience life without true restraint, without true precaution, and then we are shocked when some or even many of these “fine” youth succumb to the flesh and make tragic and “serious” mistakes.This discussion begs the following question: if it is considered wrong for a married individual to date other friends, (though they are not “in love”, have years of world experience and know the clear expectations and boundaries for their interaction) why is it considered normal for single young men and women?What could possibly induce us to allow two young adults, head over heels in love or at least attracted to one another, with no experience, no commitments and only a few clear expectations and boundaries, to engage in activity we would shun for married adults?As one married father once told me, “crushes and dating only give you baggage you really don’t want to bring into your marriage.” Statistics are revealing that the 21st century approach to relationships is failing.