He responded to their questions and listened to their experiences.
Because of His love, they felt safe sharing their thoughts and personal feelings.
How can you help the young women feel safe sharing their questions and personal feelings?
This will encourage personal conversion and help the young women see the relevance of the gospel in their daily lives.
Ask the young women to share what they learned today. Would it be helpful to spend more time on this doctrine?
Do they understand the Church’s standards regarding dating? Share with the young women what they will be studying next week. For example, they could read a talk, watch a video, or study a scripture related to next week’s lesson.
Latter-day prophets have given us standards about dating to protect us from spiritual danger and help us prepare to one day find a worthy eternal companion.
These standards include not dating before age 16, avoiding frequent dates with the same person, and dating only those who have high moral standards.
What examples have you seen that have taught you the importance of obeying the Lord’s standards regarding dating?What experiences and ideas are shaping the young women’s perception of dating? What do they need to know in order to remain true to the Lord’s standards?Prayerfully study the following scriptures and resources.What do you feel best applies to the young women as they begin interacting with young men?Deuteronomy 7:3–4 (Do not marry outside the covenant) Doctrine and Covenants (Practice virtue and holiness before the Lord) Articles of Faith (Qualities we should develop in ourselves as we look for an eternal companion) Thomas S.Monson, “Preparation Brings Blessings,” The Savior gave those who followed Him opportunities to ask their own questions and share their own insights.