Resource Guide for Young Women Manual 2
November 2003

“Resource Guide for Young Women Manual 2,” Ensign, Nov. 2003, 119–20

Resource Guide for Young Women Manual 2
For use in 2004, lessons 1–25

The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 1–25.

Please teach the lessons in the order they are printed. The manual does not include a specific Easter lesson. If you want to teach a special Easter lesson, consider using conference addresses, Church magazine articles, and hymns that focus on the life and mission of the Savior.

To find this guide online at www.lds.org, click on “Gospel Library,” “Church Publications—HTML,” “Curriculum,” then “Young Women”

Lesson 1: Drawing Closer to Jesus Christ

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Words of the Prophet: My Testimony of Christ,” New Era, Apr. 2001, 4–7.

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “Special Witnesses of Christ,” Ensign, Apr. 2001, 2–21.

“Idea List: Building a Testimony of Christ,” New Era, Dec. 2001, 17.

New Era Poster: He Is within Reach,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 19.

Lesson 2: Spiritual Gifts

Robert D. Hales, “Gifts of the Spirit,” Ensign, Feb. 2002, 12–20.

Crawford Gates, “Creativity and the Latter-day Saint,” New Era, Aug. 1986, 38–47.

Laura Belnap, “The Gift of Hands,” Ensign, June 2001, 63.

Lesson 3: Building the Kingdom of God

L. Tom Perry, “Building a Community of Saints,” Ensign, May 2001, 35–37.

Keith B. McMullin, “Come to Zion! Come to Zion!” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 94–96.

Glenn L. Pace, “They’re Not Really Happy,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 28–31.

Richard J. Maynes, “Building up the Church,” Ensign, Sept. 2003, 44–47.

Lesson 4: Obeying Commandments Helps Us Fulfill Our Divine Roles

Gordon B. Hinckley, “How Can I Become the Woman of Whom I Dream?” Ensign, May 2001, 93–96; or New Era, Nov. 2001, 4–8.

M. Russell Ballard, “Women of Righteousness,” Ensign, Apr. 2002, 66–73.

Margaret D. Nadauld, “Hold High the Torch,” Ensign, May 2002, 96–98.

Janet Thomas, “The Playmaker,” New Era, Nov. 2003, 20–23.

Lesson 5: Home Environment

Ezra Taft Benson, “To the Young Women of the Church,” Ensign, Nov. 1986, 81–85.

Russell M. Nelson, “Set in Order Thy House,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 69–71.

Janet Drake Lanoy, “Discovering Me in Motherhood,” Ensign, Mar. 1999, 53–54.

“Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth,” Hymns, no. 298.

Lesson 6: Sharing Work in the Home

Gordon B. Hinckley, “Words of the Prophet: Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” New Era, July 2000, 4–7.

Marlin K. Jensen, “Living after the Manner of Happiness,” Ensign, Dec. 2002, 56–62.

Melanie Silvester, “The Day the Dishwasher Broke,” Ensign, Feb. 2003, 18–19.

Lesson 7: Living in Love and Harmony

Susan Tanner, “Did I Tell You … ?” Ensign, May 2003, 73–74.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 16–18.

BreighAn Olsen, “Tagalong,” New Era, June 2003, 40–41.

Janet Thomas, “The Sister Connection,” New Era, June 2003, 26–31.

Lesson 8: Improving Communication Skills

Nettie Hunsaker Francis, “4:00 A.M. Ice Cream,” New Era, Aug. 1998, 34–36.

Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard, “Mealtime, Family Time,” Ensign, Sept. 1998, 22–27.

Kathleen Chambers, “Making It Up to Each Other,” Ensign, July 2002, 70.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 16–18.

Lesson 9: A Young Woman as a Peacemaker in Her Home

Franklin D. Richards, “The Blessings of Peace,” Ensign, Nov. 1974, 105–7.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Jan. 1999, 16–18.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 16–18.

Amanda Thomas, “Freckles,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 24–25.

Lesson 10: The Priesthood: A Great Blessing

John H. Groberg, “Connecting with Heaven,” New Era, May 2003, 38–42.

Coleen K. Menlove, “Joining in the Mighty Work of God,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 46–49.

Andra MacDonald, “Latter-day Saint Voices: Words of Faith,” Ensign, Mar. 2000, 60–61.

“Visiting Teaching Message: Sustaining Priesthood Leaders,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 56.

Lesson 11: Appreciating the Bishop

Boyd K. Packer, “The Bishop and His Counselors,” Ensign, May 1999, 57–63.

Dallin H. Oaks, “Bishop, Help!” Ensign, May 1997, 22–24.

Henry B. Eyring, “Your Friend the Bishop,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 10–13.

Name Withheld, “Passing It By,” New Era, June 2001, 24–25.

Lesson 12: Fathers’ Blessings

Caroline Hinckley, “How I Know: Leaving Home,” New Era, May 1999, 35.

Brenda Williams, “My Terrible, Horrible Day,” New Era, Sept. 2001, 34.

Lara Ellertson, “Home Sick for Camp,” New Era, Aug. 2003, 44–45.

Lesson 13: Patriarchal Blessings

Boyd K. Packer, “The Stake Patriarch,” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 42–45.

Richard P. Lindsay, “Chart Your Course by It,” New Era, Sept. 1990, 4–7.

Daniel Thomas Brady, “Twice Blessed,” New Era, Aug. 1999, 11.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, May 2002, 16–18.

Lesson 14: The Blessings of the Temple

James E. Faust, “Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?” Ensign, Aug. 2001, 2–5.

Russell M. Nelson, “Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings,” Ensign, May 2001, 32–35.

Music: Sally DeFord, “In That Holy Place,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 10–11.

New Era Poster: Set Your Sights,” New Era, May 2002, 19.

Lesson 15: Temple Marriage

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, July 2001, 16–18.

Tracy Wright, “Breaking Up,” New Era, Nov. 2001, 34–36.

Thomas B. Holman, “Choosing and Being the Right Spouse,” Ensign, Sept. 2002, 62–67.

Katie Lea Brown, “Worth the Wait,” New Era, Feb. 2003, 46–48.

Lesson 16: Journals

Spencer W. Kimball, New Era Classic: The Angels May Quote from It,” New Era, Feb. 2003, 32–35.

Lisa M. Grover, “In Black and White,” New Era, Jan. 1998, 12–14.

Anastasia Kneeland, “Random Sampler: You’ve Got Mail … and a Journal,” Ensign, June 2002, 73.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Sept. 2003, 16–18.

Lesson 17: Keeping Family History Records

Shirley Bock Testi, “Random Sampler: Involving Children in Family History,” Ensign, Jan. 2001, 75.

“Idea List: Starting Your Family History,” New Era, July 2001, 43.

Kristin W. Belcher, “Random Sampler: No-Fuss Family History,” Ensign, Dec. 2002, 64.

Caroline H. Benzley, “The Story of a Lifetime,” New Era, Oct. 2003, 28–31.

Lesson 18: A Heritage of Righteous Traditions

L. Tom Perry, “Special Witness: Family Traditions,” Friend, Feb. 2002, 7.

Pamela Richardson, “Random Sampler: Our New Easter Tradition,” Ensign, April 2001, 71.

“Call the Sabbath a Delight,” Ensign, April 2001, 46–52.

Shanna Ghaznavi, “A New Tradition,” New Era, Apr. 2002, 20–23.

Lesson 19: Preparing to Teach Others

Dallin H. Oaks, “Sharing the Gospel,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 7–9.

Richard G. Scott, “The Power of a Strong Testimony,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 87–89.

Shanna Ghaznavi, “Fields Ready to Harvest,” New Era, May 2001, 28–31.

Lesson 20: Sharing the Gospel

Boyd K. Packer, “The Message: Feed My Sheep,” New Era, Jan. 2003, 4–9.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Mar. 2002, 16–18.

R. Lloyd Smith, “Sharing the Gospel with Sensitivity,” Ensign, June 2002, 52–55.

Scott Bean, “The Truth about My Family,” New Era, Mar. 2003, 26–27.

Stefania Postiglione, “Con Amore,” New Era, Sept. 2003, 26–27.

Lesson 21: Sustaining Missionaries through Letters

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Feb. 1997, 16–18.

Shannon Stahura, “Random Sampler: Create-a-Letter Night,” Ensign, Sept. 2000, 69.

Dallas and Marjorie Bradford, “Helping from Home,” Ensign, July 2003, 48–53.

Lesson 22: Counseling with the Lord

James E. Faust, “The Lifeline of Prayer,” Ensign, May 2002, 59–62.

Keith B. McMullin, “Words of Jesus: Prayer,” Ensign, Jan. 2003, 48–51.

“Idea List: Meaningful Prayer,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 29.

Becca Aisen, “All I Asked For,” New Era, June 2003, 11.

Lesson 23: Fasting Brings Blessings

Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Law of the Fast,” Ensign, May 2001, 73–75.

“Visiting Teaching Message: Increasing Our Spirituality through Fasting and Prayer,” Ensign, June 2001, 61.

Esther Hansen, “The Real Fast,” New Era, May 2002, 11.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, May 2003, 16–18.

Lesson 24: Revelation in Our Daily Lives

James E. Faust, “First Presidency Message: Communion with the Holy Spirit,” Ensign, Mar. 2002, 2–7.

Robert D. Hales, “How You Can Know,” New Era, Aug. 2002, 40–45.

Robert R. Steuer, “Being Teachable,” Ensign, May 2002, 31–32.

“Q&A: Questions and Answers,” New Era, Apr. 2003, 16–18.

Lesson 25: The Law of Sacrifice

M. Russell Ballard, “The Law of Sacrifice,” Ensign, Oct. 1998, 6–13.

Monte J. Brough, “Living the Law of Sacrifice,” Ensign, Apr. 2000, 44–49.

Laury Livsey, “Everyday Heroes: Time Off for Good Behavior,” New Era, May 1997, 12–14.

Carol B. Thomas, “Sacrifice: An Eternal Investment,” Ensign, May 2001, 63–64.