Monday, January 12, 2009

Getting organized.....

Well I finally got my YW's binder cleaned out, got a new binder with a new look to go with the new 2009 theme..! I am always excited to start a new year...that means organize and clean, and clear out clutter around and in my life!! They added a new value to YW....Virtue! This is so exciting...to actually have a value that really emphasizes to save your virginity until marriage! This is so important for girls to know that this is so important...that to be able to do this will help in so many ways to resist temptation in other areas, to gain a true testimony and to really know that they are Daughters of God! I heard that on Sunday the Stake YW presidency gave a really great lesson on Virtue to introduce it to the girls...using gumballs!

The leader had a girl come up and explained that virtue is like this gumball shiny, bright, colorful and whole....she told the young girl to just suck on it for a second and then take it out of her mouth to show everyone what happened from doing that. The gumball was not colorful or shiny anymore but dull...just like when you start to make out or kiss heavely with a boy. Next she had another girl come up...she told her to suck on it and take a bite out of the piece of gum, and then take it out of her mouth....again the leader explained the gumball was not colorful, shiny and now was not whole.....just like when you start to fondle and touch a boy or let a boy do these things to you that more and more your spirit and self esteem is taken away a little at a time. Then she had another girl come up she told her to chew the gumball completely and take it out of her mouth to show everyone...this was actually "going all the way" having sex before you are married. What examples of this gumball would thier "future" eternal husband chews? He would chews the gumball that was not touched, shiny, colorful bright and whole! They then handed out gumballs for a cute handout! I LOVE THIS ANALOGY!!!! I am greatful for this new value and know that Heavenly Father must know that our girls are extremely tempted everyday through Satan....I mean not only just with boys..but the same sex....like "I kissed a girl" by Katy Perry....ugg it makes me just sick that this is everywhere and starting to be accepted in society! I pray that I will have the strength, courage and the spirit with me to teach the girls that they CAN overcome this and wait to share this wondrous thing with thier eternal husband and know that they will be blessed if they save themselves for marriage.....it can be done!!




4 comments:

Melissa said...

Sheesh girl! Even your binders are decked out. Wowza!

Nicole said...

I was way excited about the Virtue addition as well on Sunday when I was talking to a friend in the YW pres about it. What a great thing to be added just like you said. Your binder is so cute too!! I need you to come "deck out" my life. lol Thanks for the email and the info and suggestions too! I really appreciate you sharing all your fabulous ideas!!

Holly said...

Thanks for all the great ideas, we have New Beginnings coming up and I think it would be neat to do the gumball thing to introduce the new virtue! Oh and your binder is SOOO cute!! LOVE the zebra print!!

Mandi said...

Love the binder! I am working on a binder to use to organize my family. Any suggestions? You seem to be the Queen of Organization!
Great lesson for the girls too. I'll have to store that one in the memory bank.