Discussion topics from the talk: (list their answers on the board, letting the girls see each others responses and giving them time to expound on one another's input)
What are some of the trials you are currently having to face?
What things require patience to endure at this time in your life?
What are things you can use to stay true to your divine destiny and remember who you are?
What gospel truths have helped you in your journey?
Our group was particularly interested in this lesson- and I was able to get a copy of the book that was made of this wonderful talk, so I had highlighted a few passages that I wanted to read.
By the time I read the passages chosen to fit my class needs and we answered the questions above, we were out of time. I added of course my journey of finding and working for my "Happily Ever After" (emphasizing of course, this is a life long journey. As long as we are alive we will be tested and swing back and forth between joys and sorrows).
I wanted to make 'wedding mints' (the melted chocolates in the temple molds) but wasn't able to get the supplies in time. Instead, I went with "Temple" and heart sugar cookies, which were a hit. The girls walked away with the following:
You can get this cookie cutter HERE from Ldsbookstore.com. Also, click HERE for my foolproof and favorite sugar cookie recipe. Trust me...... yum.
We could have spent more time on this, making it an option for a New Beginnings or Girls Camp class if you are looking for ideas for that as well. I hope these resources help you put together a presentation you are happy with as we reach out to these girls, one lesson at a time.
|temple silhouette if desired for talk header, matching cookie shape|