“Resource Guide for Young Women Manual 2,” Ensign, May 2004, 120–22
For use in 2004, lessons 26–49. The following resources may be used to supplement, but not replace, lessons 26–49. In the references, Personal Progress stands for the Young Women Personal Progress booklet. Some Personal Progress references may be used during the lesson time, or you may encourage class members to complete them at home. Additional teaching suggestions are found on the “Using the Liahona” page and on the “What’s in It for You” page of the New Era.
Please teach the lessons in the order they are printed. The manual does not include a specific Christmas lesson. If you want to teach a special Christmas lesson, consider using scriptures, conference addresses, Church magazine articles, pictures, and hymns that focus on the life and mission of the Savior.
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Future resource guides will be printed in the May and November issues of the Liahona and Ensign. The Liahona (in some languages) and Ensign can be found online at www.lds.org.
Lesson 26: The Sacrament
Russell M. Nelson, “Worshiping at Sacrament Meeting,” Liahona, Aug. 2004, 10; Ensign, Aug. 2004. At the conclusion of the lesson, review Elder Nelson’s counsel on how to participate in the sacrament.
Dennis B. Neuenschwander, “Ordinances and Covenants,” Liahona, Nov. 2001, 16; Ensign, Aug. 2001, 20. Use the explanation of the connection between baptism and the sacrament when discussing covenants.
“In Memory of the Crucified,” Hymns, no. 190.
Personal Progress, “Faith Value Experiences,” no. 4; “Divine Nature Value Experiences,” no. 4.
Lesson 27: Strengthening Testimony through Obedience
Gordon B. Hinckley, “Living with Our Convictions,” Liahona and Ensign, Sept. 2001, 2. Using this article, discuss how the courage to be obedient strengthens our testimonies.
James E. Faust, “Lord, I Believe; Help Thou Mine Unbelief,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 19. Use the stick analogy near the end of this article to describe how testimonies are obtained.
Lesson 28: Agency
Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Three Choices,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 78. Discuss the three choices mentioned in this article as you conclude the lesson.
“Poster: Keep Yourself Free,” Liahona, Feb. 2003, 33; New Era, Feb. 2003, 19. Show and discuss the message of this poster as you begin your discussion on the consequences of our choices.
“Choose the Right,” Hymns, no. 239.
Personal Progress, “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” no. 3.
Lesson 29: Exaltation
David E. Sorensen, “The Doctrine of Temple Work,” Liahona, Aug. 2002, 30; Ensign, Oct. 2003, 56. Use ideas from this article when discussing temple ordinances.
Lesson 30: Strengthening Testimony through Service
Thomas S. Monson, “The Way of the Master,” Liahona and Ensign, Jan. 2003, 3. Include stories from this article during the discussion of serving mankind.
Dallin H. Oaks, “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 67. Discuss the explanation of service in this article to conclude the lesson.
Personal Progress, “Good Works Value Experiences,” nos. 1, 2, 5, and 6.
Lesson 31: The Law of the Land
Gordon B. Hinckley, “War and Peace,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 78. You might include the Church’s stand on war with the discussion of the twelfth article of faith.
Russell M. Nelson, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2002, 39. Use the “Civic Obligations” section of this article when discussing love of country.
Consider singing your country’s national anthem or an appropriate patriotic song.
Lesson 32: The Importance of Life
Dallin H. Oaks, “Weightier Matters,” Liahona, Mar. 2000, 15; Ensign, Jan. 2001, 12. Use the “Choice, or Agency” section of this article when discussing the sacredness of life.
Ricardo Lopes de Mendonça, “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Liahona, Aug. 2003, 44; Ensign, Aug. 2003, 72. Consider using this story to begin the lesson.
Lesson 33: The Sacred Power of Procreation
Neal A. Maxwell, “Reasons to Stay Pure,” Liahona, Mar. 2003, 6; New Era, Mar. 2003, 42. Use this article’s 10 warnings when discussing chastity.
“Questions and Answers,” Liahona, Feb. 2003, 22; New Era, Dec. 2000, 16. Share some of the answers in this article when discussing how chastity brings happiness.
Lesson 34: Hold Fast to the Lord’s Standards
Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” Liahona, Apr. 2001, 30; Ensign, Jan. 2001, 2. Include the six B’s when discussing the Lord’s standards.
Boyd K. Packer, “The Standard of Truth Has Been Erected,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 24. Discuss ideas presented in this article about recognizing and overcoming temptation.
Personal Progress, “Integrity Value Experiences,” no. 1.
Lesson 35: Wise Choices
Richard G. Scott, “To Acquire Knowledge and the Strength to Use it Wisely,” Liahona, Aug. 2002, 12; Ensign, June 2002, 32. Consider using the stories of the two young men with the quote by President Tanner.
Personal Progress, “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” nos. 1 and 2.
Lesson 36: Honesty
Quentin L. Cook, “Are You a Saint?” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2003, 95. Use the three self-assessment questions as you define a truly honest person.
D. Rex Gerratt, “Finding a Fortune,” Liahona and New Era, Sept. 2003, 8. Share this story at the conclusion of the lesson.
Lesson 37: Maintaining Chastity through Righteous Living
James E. Faust, “The Virtues of Righteous Daughters of God,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 108. Include some of this article’s 10 virtues in your discussion of ways to maintain chastity.
Personal Progress, “Integrity Value Project,” bullet 5.
Lesson 38: Physical Health
Boyd K. Packer, “Ye Are the Temple of God,” Liahona, Jan. 2001, 85; Ensign, Nov. 2000, 72. Share the story about President Packer’s patriarchal blessing as you discuss the blessings of taking care of our bodies.
Personal Progress, “Knowledge Value Project,” bullet 3.
Lesson 39: Preventing Disease
Harold G. Hillam, “Not for the Body,” Liahona, June 1996, 26; Ensign, Oct. 2001, 18. Share this article’s story of the dental surgeon at the beginning of the lesson.
See 1 Cor. 3:16–17.
Lesson 40: Self-Mastery
James E. Faust, “Strengthening the Inner Self,” Liahona and Ensign, Feb. 2003, 2. Use this article’s five suggestions as keys to self-mastery.
Personal Progress, “Divine Nature Value Experiences,” nos. 3 and 7.
Lesson 41: Optimism
Joe J. Christensen, “A Reason to Smile,” Liahona, Sept. 1998, 28; Ensign, Feb. 2002, 58. Encourage the class to make a “smile sheet” to conclude the lesson.
John B. Dickson, “When Life Gets Tough,” Liahona, May 2002, 28; New Era, Feb. 2002, 44. Use the opening story in this article to supplement the one about Marie.
“There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227.
Lesson 42: Gratitude and Appreciation
Dallin H. Oaks, “Give Thanks in All Things,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2003, 95. Refer to the ideas in this article as you discuss ways to express feelings of gratitude.
Juan Carlos Rodríguez, “The Much Needed Rain,” Liahona, June 2003, 40; Ensign, June 2003, 68. Use this story to supplement the story in the lesson.
Lesson 43: Wise Use of Leisure Time
Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Lessons Learned in the Journey of Life,” Liahona, May 2001, 35; Ensign, Dec. 2000, 6. Use ideas from this article when discussing balance in the use of leisure time.
“Poster: Spread Thin?” New Era, Oct. 2003, 19. To begin the lesson, show the poster and discuss what it teaches.
Lesson 44: Developing Talents
Ronald A. Rasband, “The Parable of the Talents,” Liahona, Aug. 2003, 34; Ensign, Aug. 2003, 32. Use ideas from this article as you discuss the parable.
Marissa D. Thompson and Janna Nielsen, “Discovering and Developing Your Talents,” Liahona, May 1999, 40. Include some of this article’s suggestions in the lesson.
Personal Progress, “Knowledge Value Experiences,” no. 2.
Lesson 45: Participating in the Cultural Arts
Shanna Ghaznavi, “Note by Note by Note,” Liahona, Sept. 2003, 18; New Era, Sept. 2003, 30. Use this article to talk about ways to participate in cultural arts.
Personal Progress, “Individual Worth Value Experiences,” no. 4; “Knowledge Value Experiences,” no. 6.
Lesson 46: Financial Responsibility
Marvin J. Ashton, “Guide to Family Finance,” Liahona, Apr. 2000, 42. Use some of the 10 tips in this article to discuss self-reliance.
“Prepare by Living Providently and Paying Tithes and Offerings,” Liahona, Dec. 2003, 25; Ensign, Dec. 2003, 52. Consider using some of the quotes or scriptures to supplement the lesson.
Personal Progress, “Choice and Accountability Value Experiences,” no. 7.
Lesson 47: An Uplifting Environment
Thomas S. Monson, “Pornography—the Deadly Carrier,” Liahona, Nov. 2001, 2; Ensign, July 2001, 2. Share how the bark beetle destroys elms, and compare it to being in unwholesome environments.
Anya Bateman, “Great … except for That One Part,” Liahona, June 1999, 22; Ensign, June 1998, 22. Consider using the story in this article as you discuss rising above unwholesome environments.
Personal Progress, “Divine Nature Value Experiences,” no. 3.
Lesson 48: Communication Skills in Leadership
Brad Wilcox, “Helping Youth Feel They Belong,” Liahona, June 1999, 42; Ensign, Apr. 1998, 10. Choose a few of the 10 suggestions in this article to discuss the lesson section on love.
“Teens Leading Teens,” Liahona, Jan. 2003, 24; New Era, Jan. 2003, 29. Include some of the ideas from this article in your discussion of leadership characteristics.
“I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, verse 2.
Lesson 49: Valuing and Encouraging People with Disabilities
Peter B. Gardner, “More Than Words,” Liahona, Feb. 2002, 28. Use this article as part of the conclusion.
Rebecca M. Taylor, “In a Quiet House,” Ensign, Sept. 2002, 34. Use this family’s story in the latter part of the lesson.
Personal Progress, “Individual Worth Value Experiences,” no. 3.