Friday, February 26, 2010

Upcoming Sunday Lesson (Feb 28th, taught by Advisors)

Lesson 8: Improving Communication Skills

Poor Communication
  • Making no effort to understand each other’s needs and problems
  • Not choosing a good time
  • Trying to communicate in a noisy and disruptive physical environment
  • Not communicating with love

Good Communication

  • Making efforts to understand each other’s needs
  • Planning for an appropriate time
  • Consulting with everyone involved
  • Communicating love as well as needs

 Barriers to Communication

  •  Sending an unclear message
  • Not listening
  • Ignoring the speaker
  • Not being trustworthy
  • Embarrassing someone in front of others
  • Not understanding each other

 Benefits of Communication
  • Helps us understand others’ feelings, joys, and sorrows
  • Helps others understand us
  • Prevents problems caused by misunderstandings
  • Helps us care about others and feel unity with them

  Ways to Improve Communication in the Family

  • Be a good listener.
  • Accept other members of the family as they are.
  • Confide in parents and other family members.
  • Care about the interests of other family members.
  • Be affectionate.
  • Give sincere compliments and approval.
  • Keep confidences shared with you.
  • Help to create a good environment for communication.

Additional Resources
Robert D. Hales, “Christian Courage: The Price of • Discipleship,” Ensign and Liahona, Nov. 2008, 72–75.
Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Tongue of Angels,” • Ensign and Liahona, May 2007, 16–18.
Proverbs 15:1; Ephesians 4:29; 2 Nephi 25:26–27; Doctrine • and Covenants 20:54; 108:7.

Personal Progress: Divine Nature value experience 3.
Have each young woman select a standard in For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet, 2001), and have her initiate a discussion with her parents on that subject.  



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Upcoming Sunday Lesson (Feb 21, taught by Advisors)

“Lesson 7: Living in Love and Harmony,” Young Women Manual 2, 25
  • What makes families harmonious?
  • Why can’t something or someone have harmony by itself or herself?
  • What experiences have I had where I was treated in a Christlike manner? What were the results of these experiences?
  • What are some ways Christ would have me treat my family? How would this affect my family?
“No other success can compensate for failure in the home” --President David O. McKay
Matthew 22:36–39 
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt alove the Lord thy God with all thy bheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy cmind.
38 This is the first and great acommandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt alove thy neighbour as thyself.
Additional Resources
Thomas S. Monson, “To Learn, to Do, to Be,” Ensign and Liahona, Nov. 2008, 60–62, 67–68.
Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Life’s Lessons Learned,” Ensign and Liahona, May 2007, 45–47.
For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet, 2001), 6.

Personal Progress: Divine Nature value experience 5; • Individual Worth value experience 3; Good Works value experience 5.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Beginnings, February 10th

Our Miss Values Beauty Queens!
Cakes by Riley! Beautiful and delicious.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcoming Activities

Saturday, February 6th
Youth Temple Trip
We will be leaving at 3pm and will return by 6pm on Saturday.  We will not be stopping to eat this time. 
If you still need a recommend, contact the Bishop or one of his counselor for an interview.

Wednesday, February 10th
New Beginnings 7pm-  We will Parents and their daughters are invited to attend.

This is an annual event teaching the purposes of the Young Women organization. It includes an orientation to the Personal Progress program and to the Young Women theme, logo, motto, and values. It is usually held at the ward or branch level.

The purposes of New Beginnings include the following:
  • Teach young women and their parents about the Young Women organization.
  • Provide an opportunity to encourage parents to help young women in Personal Progress experiences.
  • Provide an opportunity for leaders to express love for young women and acknowledge their accomplishments.
  • Help young women and parents plan for events of the coming year.

Divine Nature

Be partakers of the divine nature. … Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity (2 Peter 1:4–7).

Upcoming Sunday Lesson

“Lesson 6: Sharing Work in the Home,” Young Women Manual 2, 22 (February 7th)
One of our Church leaders has counseled us: “It is the duty of children to obey their parents, to learn, and to help with household chores” (Joseph B. Wirthlin, in Conference Report, Oct. 1980, pp. 101–2; or Ensign, Nov. 1980, p. 70).

“I do not believe people can be happy unless they have work to do. One can really be more of a slave to idleness than to work. Work also keeps us humble and reminds us of how all our blessings come to us from our Heavenly Father. …

“The gospel of work is a very important teaching of the Church. If we learn to work early in life we will be better individuals, better members of families, better neighbors, and better disciples of Jesus Christ, who Himself learned to work as a carpenter” (Neal A. Maxwell, “Gospel of Work,” Friend, June 1975, p. 7).

Doctrine and Covenants 42:42  Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer.

Alma 36:25  Yea, and now behold, O my son, the Lord doth give me exceedingly great joy in the fruit of my labors;

Doctrine and Covenants 58:27 Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;

Kenneth Johnson, “Restoring Faith in the Family,” Ensign and Liahona, May 2008, 15–17.
For the Strength of Youth (pamphlet, 2001), 10–11.

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