Mutual Activity Idea

• Organize a game night. Bring several board games and other games that can include a larger number of participants. Have someone who is skilled teach others how to play chess or checkers. Gather enough boards to have plenty of playing space for everyone interested. Most of all, talk about being a good sport and enjoying the fun of playing games no matter who wins or loses.

Personal Progress or Duty to God

• Create a plan for studying some aspect of the scriptures that interests you. For example, learn all you can about the women of the Old Testatment. Select some of the missionaries in the Book of Mormon and learn about their missions. Read the verses describing the Crucifixion and Resurrection in all four Gospels of the New Testament.

Family Home Evening Idea

• Have your parents, immediate relatives, or grandparents tell something about their patriarchal blessings. Learn about what it takes to prepare to have your blessing.

Sunday Lesson Helps

In addition to the Resource Guides (online at, in the Shortcuts section), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these resources helpful in enhancing lessons 34–37.

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Lesson 34: Avoiding Dishonesty

David A. Bednar, “Be Honest,” New Era, Oct. 2005, 4.

Robert M. Bogardus, “Did You Cheat?” New Era, July 2007, 6.

Lesson 35: Dating Decisions

Boyd K. Packer, “You’re in the Driver’s Seat,” New Era, June 2004, 4.

Idea List: “How to Be a First-Rate Date,” New Era, Oct. 2004, 34.

Bruce Monson, “Speaking of Kissing,” New Era, June 2001, 32.

Lesson 36: Marriage Standards

Thomas S. Monson, “Whom Shall I Marry?” New Era, Oct. 2004, 4.

Astell Cerf, “The One You Wed,” New Era, Feb. 1987, 16.

Chris Crowe, “A Marvelous Work,” New Era, Feb. 1987, 32.

Lesson 37: The Word of God as a Standard

Idea List “Overcoming Temptation,” New Era, Jan. 2007, 23.

Boyd K. Packer, “Spiritual Crocodiles,” New Era, Oct. 2001, 8.

James E. Faust, “The Enemy Within,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 44.

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Lesson 34: Obedience

Richard L. Evans, “Why All the Rules?” New Era, Nov. 2003, 44.

Q&A (rules versus agency), New Era, Nov. 2007, 14.

Name Withheld, “I Almost Lost My Sister,” this issue, 38.

Lesson 35: Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

Idea List: “How Can I Come to Know Christ?” New Era, Mar. 2008, 31.

Robert D. Hales, “Finding Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” New Era, Dec. 2007, 32.

Lesson 36: Patriarchal Blessings

Q&A (learning from patriarchal blessings), New Era, May 2007, 14.

James E. Faust, “Your Patriarchal Blessing,” New Era, Nov. 2005, 4.

Lesson 37: Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit

Richard G. Scott, “Don’t Face the World Alone,” New Era, Feb. 2007, 2.

Angela Woods Anderson, “The Gift of Tagalog,” New Era, Jan. 2006, 38.

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