Posts Tagged ‘ Young Men ’

Teachers who don’t Teach

April 17, 2016
Teachers who don’t Teach

D&C 20:53-59 says, 53 The teacher’s duty is to watch over the church always, and be with and strengthen them; 54 And see that there is no iniquity in the church, neither hardness with each other, neither lying, backbiting, nor evil speaking; 55 And see that the church meet together often, and also see that all the members […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Community of Christ, Mormon, Priesthood | 16 Comments »

Our Changing Standards . . . or Not

August 6, 2013
Our Changing Standards . . . or Not

I recently posted on the observation that the standards in the 1965 For the Strength of Youth are somewhat silly and dated, not really timeless, when compared to today’s.  A comment was made that the themes (if not the specific standards) are consistent throughout the decades.  I went back through the pamphlets from the 1960s and […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Education, Faith, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 20 Comments »

New Lesson Manuals: Weekend Poll

February 2, 2013
New Lesson Manuals: Weekend Poll

2013 has seen the launch of new lesson manuals for the youth:  YW, YM and Sunday School.  People have long been requesting that the youth manuals be updated.  But there has also been criticism that the YW manuals are all written passively in comparison to YM, to reinforce sexual stereotypes.  The manuals are also much […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Church Policy, Doctrine, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Equality or More Licked Cupcakes?: The New YM / YW Manuals

November 16, 2012
Equality or More Licked Cupcakes?:  The New YM / YW Manuals

Today’s guest poster is Molly. Back when I was in elementary school, the teachers of Utah went on strike. Now, I was only about 10 so my memories may be skewed, but I remember being told there were non-teacher substitutes (“scabs,” if you will), who were willing to come teach a few days. When they […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 8 Comments »

For the Strength of YOUth

September 25, 2012
For the Strength of YOUth

I remember when they added “I Am a Child of God” to the hymn book.  I felt like I had already graduated from Primary, and suddenly I was back again, as if I were Adam Sandler being sent back to first grade.  For some, I’m sure the addition was nostalgic.  The song is not a […]

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Posted in Agency, Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Sunday School | 34 Comments »

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