Monday, September 27, 2010

Young Women Manual 2 Lesson 37: Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living

The following are some of my ideas and other helps I came across for lesson 37 in manual 2: Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living.  There are so many directions that can be taken and a wealth of information and ideas available on this topic.

I started my lesson by reading blog posts from a girl who got pregnant before she was married.  She made the decision to place her baby for adoption. Her blog posts are very honest and I felt like she said a lot of things that I really wanted my laurels to hear.  The author of the blog talks about how the guy who got her pregnant can hide the fact that he's having a baby while the world sees that she is pregnant, how she has to sit at home on the weekends while he continues to date & go out with friends, how her choices have effected so many people in her life, etc.  And then after she places the baby for adoption, you can feel her pain & misery as she heals from her lost ... at times she talks about how she just wants to die.

I think this part of my lesson really made an impression on my laurels & they commented that this was their favorite part of the lesson.  You could have heard a pin drop in the room as I read the girl's words from her blog.   The following is the Word document that I made with the blog posts.  Please let me know if you have questions, but hopefully it's fairly easy to figure out who people are that she's referring to, etc.

Young Women Lesson Manual 2 Lesson 37 - Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living

I used portions of the following two talks for part of my lesson:

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's devotional address given at BYU in 1988:  Of Souls, Symbols, and Sacraments.  If interested, you can purchase a DVD of this talk or download the audio through Deseret Book.  One of my favorite parts of this talk is when Elder Holland talks about how the two most important commandments deal with how we enter & leave this world.  We don't go around killing people, holding guns to their heads, etc....

Another great talk.  Also by Elder Holland:  (from this talk I used the three reasons for choosing chastity) - Ensign Article - Personal Purity

Other Ideas:

Cute Story

Fun Cupcake Object Lesson


I used gold sequin headbands from Forever 21.  I can't find them now packaged with just the gold headband ... but maybe you can find something similar somewhere else.


Or there are other options on the Forever 21 website like these:


Some of the hair accessories come in other colors than what is pictured ... look for ones with "more colors" and maybe you'll come across something in gold.

First I made the following handout.  It ended up not being what I was after, but I thought I'd post it in case someone else can use it.

Then I came up with this:

{a single handout}
{a page of 6 handouts}

If you want a handout that doesn't have to be attached to a hair accessory and just uses a quote from the lesson, use these:

{a single handout}
{a page of 4 handouts}

Please feel free to right click, save, and use any of my handouts for your Young Women lessons.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

Stacie said...

thank you very much for sharing. I was sort of struggling as to what I wanted to get across to my girls but I really like the idea of the story of girl because it's real. thanks again


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