One purpose of gospel instruction is to help each sister increase in faith and personal righteousness.
- What circumstances and concerns are the sisters dealing with in their lives right now? How could this lesson help them?
- What challenges might they have in the future? How could this lesson help them?
- What do I want to have happen as a result of the lesson?
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on considering spiritual needs:
- Don’t dazzle them with how brilliant the lesson is; dazzle them with how brilliant the gospel is.
- The most important thing is what’s going on in their hearts.
- Seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost.
- Get to know your sisters and their circumstances.
- Spend lesson time on the principles that will help your sisters the most.
- Be sensitive to differences among sisters.
- Choose questions and examples sisters can relate to.
- Have sisters share how they have applied the gospel principles that are taught in the lesson.
- Include discussions. Involve the sisters in the lesson, don't give a lecture.
- Consider the Relief Society presidency’s and bishop’s concerns for the sisters.