-How did the choices you made affect the outcome of the game?
-How do our choice effect the outcome of our lives?
“Your Heavenly Father loves you and wants you to be happy. The way to do this is to “walk in the paths of virtue”and “cleave unto [your] covenants.” Young women, in a world ever growing in moral pollution, tolerance of evil, exploitation of women, and distortion of roles, you must stand guard of yourself, your family, and all those with whom you associate. You must be guardians of virtue.”- Sis. Dalton
Write these definitions on the board…
*Virtue-is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards. It includes chastity and [moral] purity
*Guardian- A guardian is someone who protects, shields, and defends
*A guardian of virtue- guardian of virtue, you will protect, shield, and defend moral purity because the power to create mortal life is a sacred and exalted power and must be safeguarded until you are married.
Being a guardian of virtue means you will always be modest not only in your dress but also in your speech, your actions, and your use of social media. Being a guardian of virtue means you will never text words or images to young men that may cause them to lose the Spirit, lose their priesthood power, or lose their virtue. It means that you understand the importance of chastity because you also understand that your body is a temple and that the sacred powers of procreation are not to be tampered with before marriage. You understand that you possess a sacred power that involves the holy responsibility of bringing other spirits to earth to receive a body in which to house their eternal spirit. This power involves another sacred soul. You are a guardian of something “more precious than rubies.”Be faithful. Be obedient. Prepare now so that you may qualify to receive all the blessings that await you in the Lord’s holy temples.- Sis. Dalton
When I was a young woman, I learned that some decisions need to be made only once. I wrote my list of things I would do and things I would do in a small tablet. It included things like obeying the , praying daily, paying my , and committing to never miss church. I made those decisions once, and then in the moment of decision, I knew exactly what to do because I had decided beforehand. When my high school friends said, “Just one drink won’t hurt,” I laughed and said, “I decided when I was 12 not to do that.” Making decisions in advance will help you be guardians of virtue. I hope each of you will write a list of things you will do and things you will do. Then live your list. –Sis. Dalton
-Have the girls write their own “Always and Never lists”
-Watch the CLIP from Alice in wonderland
Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed—the courage to say no, the courage to say yes. Decisions determine destiny. I plead with you to make a determination right here, right now, not to deviate from the path which will lead to our goal: eternal life with our Father in Heaven. Along that straight and true path there are other goals: missionary service, temple marriage, Church activity, scripture study, prayer, temple work. There are countless worthy goals to reach as we travel through life. Needed is our commitment to reach them. –Pres. Monson
-We (unlike Alice) know which path we want to take. As guardians of virtue we choose the path of righteousness; the path to marriage in the holy temple…the path for “Eternal Bliss”
-Give them the handout with the Bliss chocolates that say “Choose the path to “Eternal Bliss”