D&C 27:15, 17 with class members. Speaking of this scripture, President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve said:
“[The] shield of faith is not produced in a factory but at home in a cottage industry.
“The ultimate purpose of all we teach is to unite parents and children in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that they are happy at home, sealed in an eternal marriage, linked to their generations, and assured of exaltation in the presence of our Heavenly Father. …
“… Therefore our leaders press members to understand that what is most worth doing must be done at home. Some still do not see that too many out-of-home activities, however well intended, leave too little time to make and fit on the shield of faith at home” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1995, 8; or
Ensign, May 1995, 8–9).
2. The process of repentance
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve outlined the essential elements of repentance as follows:
Sorrow for sin. [This will] bring a sincere desire for change and a willingness to submit to every requirement for forgiveness. …
Abandonment of sin. This is an unyielding, permanent resolve to not repeat the transgression. …
Confession of sin. You always need to confess your sins to the Lord. If they are serious transgressions, such as immorality, they need to be confessed to a bishop or stake president. …
Restitution for sin. You must restore as far as possible all that which is stolen, damaged, or defiled. …
Obedience to all the commandments. Full obedience brings the complete power of the gospel into your life. … It includes things you might not initially consider part of repentance, such as attending meetings, paying tithing, giving service, and forgiving others. …
Recognition of the Savior. Of all the necessary steps to repentance, I testify that the most critically important is for you to have a conviction that forgiveness comes because of the Redeemer” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1995, 102; or Ensign, May 1995, 76–77).
If you are teaching youth, you may want to have them read and discuss the counsel about repentance in
pages 29–30 (36550). For the Strength of Youth,