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Divide youth into groups of 4-5, or more if a large group. Set up same number of chairs as you have groups. Each chair will need to be numbered. If there are 3 chairs, then the first chair will be #1, the second will be #2, the third will be #3, etc. The numbers will be the points they get for “sitting” in that particular chair. Set them up at the opposite end of the room. Youth groups must stay behind the “starting line”, and in their own group. Each group is given a set of Answers, which have been cut into separate strips. They can divide them up amongst themselves, however they wish. If you have a smaller group, you may not want to use all the questions and answers at one time. Instead, use only half at a time, and play twice! Preparation: Warn the youth a week before the activity, so they can read this issue of the NE. Copy the Answer sheets. Make as many copies, as you have groups. Cut the answers into strips. To play: Questions are read by a leader, so all youth can play. When he or she says “GO!”, one member from each group must take what she/he believes to be the correct answer from their pile, and run across the room and attempt to “sit” in the highest numbered chair. (Of course, all other teams are attempting to do the same thing at the same time.) Score: If the team member sitting in a chair has the correct answer, they get that number of points. If they have the incorrect answer, they get that number of points taken away from their score. Ex: chair #3 gets 3 points for the right answer, or minus 3 points for the wrong answer. Object of the game: Highest scoring team wins! AND, everyone has fun and learns at the same time! * *Hopefully all will have fun, BUT in order for them to also LEARN, make sure they are quiet while the answers are read or reread. The exact answer is the only “correct” answer, because the info came directly from the Oct. NE. If they read the issue, they will know the “correct” answer. If not, they will learn it now. ;-) Questions taken from the October Special Issue of the New Era, “From First Date to Eternal Mate” 1. Pres. Monson says you should make every decision by asking yourself what two questions? “What does it do for me? What will I think of myself?” Elder Bruce R. McConkie counseled “The most important single thing that any Latter Day Saint ever does in this world is to…” do what? “…Marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority.” There is someone you can talk to when making the momentous decision of whom you will marry. You should seek their help. Confide in them. They love you dearly and want the best in life and the ultimate promises of eternity for you. Who can this be? Your parents! Why are temple ordinances and covenants important? They are necessary to bring “to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” “Each person, living or dead, must receive temple ordinances and keep the covenants to return to Heavenly Father.” What we learn and feel in the temple is largely determined by how reverent we are. What is reverence? It is more than silence. It is, among other things, a respect for sacred gifts What can young adults expect when they come to the temple to receive their endowments? They should be prepared to make covenants, and to be taught. How should YM & YW prepare to come to the temple? They should read and ponder the scriptures, listen carefully to the prophet, perform baptisms for the dead, and keep high standards in dress speech and actions. Why are there standards of worthiness to enter the temple? To protect His holy house and those who enter it. They are not to keep people out of the temple unless they are unprepared. Why don’t endowed members talk about what goes on in the temple? They have covenanted, or promised not to talk about these sacred experiences. “Sacred matters deserve sacred consideration.”

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10. How will temple ordinances and covenants bless a marriage? When we keep the laws of eternal happiness given us in the temple, we make a happy and productive home in this life now and into eternity. 11. What can young adults remember from their first time at the temple? Hopefully, they will remember the sacredness of the moment. “They should feel that they have entered a place different from our other church buildings. They will be in the house of the Lord, where they should feel His love. 12. What we gain from the temple largely depends on what we take to the temple. What should we take? Humility, reverence and a desire to learn are what we should take to the temple. “If we are teachable we will be taught by the Spirit, in the temple.” 13. After two people become engaged to be married, what is one way they can prepare for temple marriage? They can go to the temple often to do baptisms for the dead. 14. What should be a worthy goal for YOU? To be married in the temple. 15. Young adults should try to be in “…the right setting to meet the right person.” Where might that be? An LDS college or university, or participating in church activities. 16. You’re engaged! How do you set a date to be married in the temple? Call the temple you desire and schedule a date and time for your marriage. 17. What do we wear to our temple wedding? Your best Sunday dress. 18. You are getting married in the temple, and some of your family are not members. What do they do while you are in the temple getting married? They can wait in the temple waiting room or on the temple grounds. You can invite your home teacher, bishop or another church member to wait with them. You could ask them to bear testimony of the sacredness of temple marriage. 19. When you get married in the temple, can you exchange rings there? After the ceremony, while still in the sealing room you can do this. 20. How long is the temple marriage ceremony? Usually 20-30 minutes long. 21. There is a foundation upon which courtship and marriage should be built and can thrive. What is that foundation? Friendship. 22. Who can you look to for the greatest example of friendship? Jesus Christ. 23. What is another word for dating? Courtship. 24. In order to form a deep, enduring friendship with a YM, what is something you should do? Perform many little acts of kindness for each other. 25. The qualities of a YM you would want to marry, would also be the qualities of whom? A good friend. When you get married, you should feel as if you married your best friend. 26. Sis. Tanner, YW Gen. Pres., taught her own teens four principles to protect them when they were dating. What are they? Avoid the dangers of the dark. Beware the hazard of the horizontal. Remember the perils of privacy. Modesty is a must.

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27. Listen to this statement: “Choose friends who share your values so you can strengthen and encourage each other in living high standards. A true friend will encourage you to be your best self.” What book has that statement in it? FTSOY 28. Deep friendships are built on what kind of virtues? Christlike. Such friendships form a second base upon which to build a courtship. 29. Some people might think this is old fashioned, but it is not. You should always give young men the opportunity to do this for you. What is it? Open doors. 30. When a date brings you home and walks you to your front door, what can you do if you are nervous about saying goodbye or goodnight? If it isn’t too late and your parents don’t mind, you can invite your date (and your friends too, if you’re on a group date) in for a few minutes. This takes away the pressure of saying good-bye on the doorstep and also gives you a chance to thank your date for taking you out. 31. How can you be more respected and more attractive to the young men you date? “Before you are married, you will be more respected and more attractive for the affection you withhold than for the affection you give.” 32. What words did Pres. Kimball use to describe a kiss? Affection, honor, admiration, and sacredness. Kissing and other expressions of affection communicate powerful messages of commitment that others may believe and act on. Remember Judas in the Bible? He told the soldiers that the man he would kiss, would be Jesus. Judas used a symbol of affection as a tool of betrayal. We should not leave others feeling betrayed by our actions. 33. Does kissing lead to more kissing? Yes. Kissing for the sake of kissing invites more affection, and many fine young people become more deeply involved than they actually wish to be. 34. If you aren’t sure if your relationship with your boyfriend is too physical or not, what can you do? “Try spending the next 2 weeks without even holding hands to see if [you both] still enjoy being together.” John Bytheway 35. Listen to this statement: “It seemed to me that if you understood the gospel and the purpose of our being here, you would want a husband who put the Lord first. I felt secure knowing he was that kind of man? Who made that statement about her husband? 36. If you have family members who can’t attend your temple ceremony, how can you still make them feel like they are part of the wedding? 37. You will end up marrying someone you have dated. To find the right people to date, what is one thing you can do? Make a list of qualities you should look for in a spouse. Don’t forget to prioritize them. 38. If you’re dating someone, and you find yourself spending more and more time and energy on them, how can you be sure if this is the right thing for you to be doing? Fast and pray. Feel the promptings of the Spirit. Even if you don’t get the promptings or feelings you had hoped for, you must act on them. You must follow the direction the Spirit gives you. Trust in the Lord’s wisdom. You will be happiest when you follow His will. 39. Where has the material for all these wonderful questions come from? The October, New Era. “From First Date to Eternal Mate”. GET IT! READ IT!! APPLY IT!!!

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ANSWERS “What does it do for me? What will I think of myself?”

“…Marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority.”

Your parents!

They are necessary to bring “to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” “Each person, living or dead, must receive temple ordinances and keep the covenants to return to Heavenly Father.”

It is more than silence. It is, among other things, a respect for sacred gifts

They should be prepared to make covenants, and to be taught.

They should read and ponder the scriptures, listen carefully to the prophet, perform baptisms for the dead, and keep high standards in dress speech and actions.

To protect His holy house and those who enter it. They are not to keep people out of the temple unless they are unprepared.

They have covenanted, or promised not to talk about these sacred experiences. “Sacred matters deserve sacred consideration.”

When we keep the laws of eternal happiness given us in the temple, we make a happy and productive home in this life now and into eternity.

Hopefully, they will remember the sacredness of the moment. “They should feel that they have entered a place different from our other church buildings. They will be in the house of the Lord, where they should feel His love.

Humility, reverence and a desire to learn are what we should take to the temple. “If we are teachable we will be taught by the Spirit, in the temple.”

They can go to the temple often to do baptisms for the dead.

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To be married in the temple.

An LDS college or university, or participating in church activities.

Call the temple you desire and schedule a date and time for your marriage.

Your best Sunday dress.

They can wait in the temple waiting room or on the temple grounds. You can invite your home teacher, bishop or another church member to wait with them. You could ask them to bear testimony of the sacredness of temple marriage.

After the ceremony, while still in the sealing room you can do this.

Usually 20-30 minutes long.

Friendship. Jesus Christ. “Friend, was the highest compliment He could pay His disciples.”

Courtship.

Perform many little acts of kindness for each other.

A good friend. When you get married, you should feel as if you married your best friend.

Avoid the dangers of the dark. Beware the hazard of the horizontal. Remember the perils of privacy. Modesty is a must.

FTSOY

Christlike. Such friendships form a second base upon which to build a courtship.

Open doors. If it isn’t too late and your parents don’t mind, you can invite your date (and your friends too, if you’re on a group date) in for a few minutes. This takes away the pressure of saying good-bye on the doorstep and also gives you a chance to thank your date for taking you out.

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“Before you are married, you will be more respected and more attractive for the affection you withhold than for the affection you give.”

Affection, honor, admiration, and sacredness. Kissing and other expressions of affection communicate powerful messages of commitment that others may believe and act on. Remember Judas in the Bible? He told the soldiers that the man he would kiss, would be Jesus. Judas used a symbol of affection as a tool of betrayal. We should not leave others feeling betrayed by our actions.

Yes. Kissing for the sake of kissing invites more affection, and many fine young people become more deeply involved than they actually wish to be. “Try spending the next 2 weeks without even holding hands to see if [you both] still enjoy being together.” John Bytheway

Sister Hinckley.

Pray about this a lot. Pray their hearts will be softened to understand how special the temple is. Give them a book that explains the purposes of the temple and how it is sacred NOT secret. Have friends, relatives or a leader stay with them in the waiting room or outside on the temple grounds. Include them in the pictures after the ceremony and at the reception. Have them help with the planning of the wedding. Assign them duties at the reception. Share your testimony with them. Express your love to them often throughout the day.

Make a list of qualities you should look for in a spouse. Don’t forget to prioritize them. Fast and pray. Feel the promptings of the Spirit. Even if you don’t get the promptings or feelings you had hoped for, you must act on them. You must follow the direction the Spirit gives you. Trust in the Lord’s wisdom. You will be happiest when you follow His will. The October 2004, New Era. “From First Date to Eternal Mate”. GET IT! READ IT!! APPLY IT!!!

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