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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    I have to teach this week...
    I "get" to teach too. We will be discussing romance in marriage. I gave the relief society sisters a survey a couple weeks ago and had them rate from 1-10 the romance in their marriage. I also asked them to write down three things their spouse does well in the romance department and three things their spouse could work on. We will be going over the responses in class. It could be an epic lesson or a complete disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    I "get" to teach too. We will be discussing romance in marriage. I gave the relief society sisters a survey a couple weeks ago and had them rate from 1-10 the romance in their marriage. I also asked them to write down three things their spouse does well in the romance department and three things their spouse could work on. We will be going over the responses in class. It could be an epic lesson or a complete disaster.
    This should be a 5th Sunday lesson with the entire ward!
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    I also asked them to write down three things their spouse does well in the romance department
    I hope one of the women's answers to this question is something along the lines of "he learns a lot from watching porn and I really appreciate it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    I "get" to teach too. We will be discussing romance in marriage. I gave the relief society sisters a survey a couple weeks ago and had them rate from 1-10 the romance in their marriage. I also asked them to write down three things their spouse does well in the romance department and three things their spouse could work on. We will be going over the responses in class. It could be an epic lesson or a complete disaster.
    Sounds like a lesson worth attending. Good luck.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    I "get" to teach too. We will be discussing romance in marriage. I gave the relief society sisters a survey a couple weeks ago and had them rate from 1-10 the romance in their marriage. I also asked them to write down three things their spouse does well in the romance department and three things their spouse could work on. We will be going over the responses in class. It could be an epic lesson or a complete disaster.
    You should show Jason Segal's speech in the restaurant scene from "I Love You, Man" to set the mood.

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    So my EQ lesson went better than I thought. I simply passed out the responses from the RS and we read through them. There were the typical responses for more flowers, dates, thoughtful notes. There were some responses that were candid: wanting intimate touching that does't lead to sex; less sport watching, shaving, etc. There was the surprising one of wanting more sex. There was a lot of laughing, introspection, great comments, and of course each guy was trying to figure out which response came from his spouse. I got a lot of good feedback. Several guys wanted to know when the RS was going to have a similar lesson, so they could voice their opinions. So definitely a lesson i would do again in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    So my EQ lesson went better than I thought. I simply passed out the responses from the RS and we read through them. There were the typical responses for more flowers, dates, thoughtful notes. There were some responses that were candid: wanting intimate touching that does't lead to sex; less sport watching, shaving, etc. There was the surprising one of wanting more sex. There was a lot of laughing, introspection, great comments, and of course each guy was trying to figure out which response came from his spouse. I got a lot of good feedback. Several guys wanted to know when the RS was going to have a similar lesson, so they could voice their opinions. So definitely a lesson i would do again in the future.
    A few years ago, my former Bishop (ward split since then) really pushed every married priesthood holder to have a performance appraisal (his term) with their wife that would produce a personal to-do list for becomming a better husband and father. This was brought up on multiple occasions and then he started asking by show of hands in priesthood meeting, who had actually followed through. I didn't get a good answer when I suggested that this activity should be a two-way process with wives also being asked what they could do to be better wives and mothers. IMO, candid and honest responses to common issues are lacking in Mormon culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    So my EQ lesson went better than I thought. I simply passed out the responses from the RS and we read through them. There were the typical responses for more flowers, dates, thoughtful notes. There were some responses that were candid: wanting intimate touching that does't lead to sex; less sport watching, shaving, etc. There was the surprising one of wanting more sex. There was a lot of laughing, introspection, great comments, and of course each guy was trying to figure out which response came from his spouse. I got a lot of good feedback. Several guys wanted to know when the RS was going to have a similar lesson, so they could voice their opinions. So definitely a lesson i would do again in the future.
    I'm sure you ended up with half a dozen guys holding out hope that their wife was the one, and half a dozen sisters who are now upset because their husbands are trying to push sex on them all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    I have to teach this week on the "No other Gods" talk from Elder Oaks from GC. It mostly is an indictment of the socital pressure to accept gay marriage. Yeah, I'm not going to address that if I can help it.
    As a follow up here. The lesson went pretty well. We had a fairly open discussion around all things related to the concept of "No Other Gods." I kept the discussion squarely away from the political parts of the talk...I'm just glad for the timing because of Oaks new talk this week.

    As an aside, I met DHO once. He was greeting people at Stake Conference and I knew he was coming up to our row, but I didn't know when, so of course I was taken aback when I got a hand on my shoulder welcoming me to conference. Somehow that caused me to turn into some dude from New Jersey. I got a very polite welcome from him and I respond with "Hey, how ya doin?"
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullyute View Post
    So my EQ lesson went better than I thought. I simply passed out the responses from the RS and we read through them. There were the typical responses for more flowers, dates, thoughtful notes. There were some responses that were candid: wanting intimate touching that does't lead to sex; less sport watching, shaving, etc. There was the surprising one of wanting more sex. There was a lot of laughing, introspection, great comments, and of course each guy was trying to figure out which response came from his spouse. I got a lot of good feedback. Several guys wanted to know when the RS was going to have a similar lesson, so they could voice their opinions. So definitely a lesson i would do again in the future.
    Isn't it obvious that the RS doesn't need to have a similar lesson? Every response from the EQ would include more sex. And there would probably be a few guys who don't care and would request more indulgences in fetishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot is Cain View Post
    Isn't it obvious that the RS doesn't need to have a similar lesson? Every response from the EQ would include more sex. And there would probably be a few guys who don't care and would request more indulgences in fetishes.
    Please, tell us more about how men are barely contollable sex-consumed animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    Please, tell us more about how men are barely contollable sex-consumed animals.
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    In two weeks I'm teaching on Elder Cook's "Lamentations of Jeremiah" talk from last GC (the title is that or similar). It's a bit of a doozy, so I'm going to have to figure out the best way to present that one.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    In two weeks I'm teaching on Elder Cook's "Lamentations of Jeremiah" talk from last GC (the title is that or similar). It's a bit of a doozy, so I'm going to have to figure out the best way to present that one.
    Cut the topic up into 4 sections (make sure you do this at haphazard points in the talk) and divide the audience into 4 groups and have them each read their section and report back what they learned. Maybe bring some treats for them all to eat while they are discussing. I'd recommend those little tootsie rolls or maybe some laughy taffy.
    "Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Cut the topic up into 4 sections (make sure you do this at haphazard points in the talk) and divide the audience into 4 groups and have them each read their section and report back what they learned. Maybe bring some treats for them all to eat while they are discussing. I'd recommend those little tootsie rolls or maybe some laughy taffy.
    haha...pass!
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    I taught in the Priest Quorum yesterday and it was a fun lesson.

    One of the topics for Marcy is "What is the Resurrection?"

    So we used Mosiah, Alma and 1st Corinthians 15 to cover various aspects of the Res.

    I then handed out hymnals to the Priests, and we looked at all of the hymns that talked/were centered around the Resurrection. We talked about the authors, the times that they lived, and the fact that we sing their hymns some 2-400 years later. We also read through those hymns and talked about the words that we miss when we sing the songs.

    I really enjoyed it. May use this when we get to some other topics later in the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Cut the topic up into 4 sections (make sure you do this at haphazard points in the talk) and divide the audience into 4 groups and have them each read their section and report back what they learned. Maybe bring some treats for them all to eat while they are discussing. I'd recommend those little tootsie rolls or maybe some laughy taffy.
    Keep everyone in a single group and shake things up by telling the audience that today you are looking for "real answers," not "typical sunday school answers." To add emphasis to this unorthodox approach, sit on the table and dangle your legs as you lead the discussion.
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    I'm finding it very difficult to teach Old Testament to 11 yo's this year. When kids hear the creation and Noah's flood, etc, they want to receive it the same way they would a lecture on plate tectonics at school. These are science stories to them first and religious second. They ask great questions which are difficult to answer. I want to answer them all with "well we just don't know...Old Testament may be more symbolic then literal...it's the moral lessons that are important not the science...." My team teacher is very literal and wants to answer them all with the nice, neat answers we learned as kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I'm finding it very difficult to teach Old Testament to 11 yo's this year. When kids hear the creation and Noah's flood, etc, they want to receive it the same way they would a lecture on plate tectonics at school. These are science stories to them first and religious second. They ask great questions which are difficult to answer. I want to answer them all with "well we just don't know...Old Testament may be more symbolic then literal...it's the moral lessons that are important not the science...." My team teacher is very literal and wants to answer them all with the nice, neat answers we learned as kids.
    I recommend you share this with your 11 year olds:

    In answering this question, perhaps the first thing to note is that the story of Noah appears in a section of the Bible that many scholars refer to as the book’s “prehistory,” meaning the time before the historical era as recognized by its original authors. The opening chapters of Genesis (the Bible’s first book) present grand mythic accounts of cosmic creation, talking snakes, impossibly long human lifespans, an originally unified single human language, and yes, a catastrophic flood. These stories prepare readers for the Bible’s central focus on the family of Israel, a people God chose to maintain a special relationship with. The “historical” age (not in the sense of accuracy, but from the perspective of a world that actually operates according to the rules we know) begins with the biblical story of Abraham in Genesis 12.
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davidbo...ally-accurate/

    You should discuss the documentary hypothesis with them also. Return and report.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Keep everyone in a single group and shake things up by telling the audience that today you are looking for "real answers," not "typical sunday school answers." To add emphasis to this unorthodox approach, sit on the table and dangle your legs as you lead the discussion.
    "Don't call me Brother So and So....just call me Steve"
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I recommend you share this with your 11 year olds:



    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davidbo...ally-accurate/

    You should discuss the documentary hypothesis with them also. Return and report.
    Thanks, preshiate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I'm finding it very difficult to teach Old Testament to 11 yo's this year. When kids hear the creation and Noah's flood, etc, they want to receive it the same way they would a lecture on plate tectonics at school. These are science stories to them first and religious second. They ask great questions which are difficult to answer. I want to answer them all with "well we just don't know...Old Testament may be more symbolic then literal...it's the moral lessons that are important not the science...." My team teacher is very literal and wants to answer them all with the nice, neat answers we learned as kids.
    I answer the way you want. My kids are 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Keep everyone in a single group and shake things up by telling the audience that today you are looking for "real answers," not "typical sunday school answers." To add emphasis to this unorthodox approach, sit on the table and dangle your legs as you lead the discussion.
    You mentioned once that you don't go to Phood all that often, this is somewhat common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    You mentioned once that you don't go to Phood all that often, this is somewhat common.
    I wouldn't want Sunday School answers during Priesthood, either!
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    I brought my bracket in as an example of making poor choices for my EQ lesson this week.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    In two weeks I'll be teaching my monthly EQ lesson and the talk that is up is President Eyring's talk: To My Grandchildren. All things considered, I'm pretty excited about getting to teach on this talk because it is about Happiness...and that is exactly what I'm going to focus on...what is it that makes people happy (or unhappy).

    I feel like it's a lesson that could really go in a hundred different directions, but I think it'll be a good topic to focus on.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    I am going to ride on the coattails of DNF here. I also have to teach in a few weeks and was asked to teach on ordinances and to consecrate some oil for the group. Any way to make this interesting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    In two weeks I'll be teaching my monthly EQ lesson and the talk that is up is President Eyring's talk: To My Grandchildren. All things considered, I'm pretty excited about getting to teach on this talk because it is about Happiness...and that is exactly what I'm going to focus on...what is it that makes people happy (or unhappy).

    I feel like it's a lesson that could really go in a hundred different directions, but I think it'll be a good topic to focus on.
    You should probably start with Parrell's "Happy". Have it queued up and go out into the hall. Have the EQP press play and make your entrance. That would really set the tone for a great lesson, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    You should probably start with Parrell's "Happy". Have it queued up and go out into the hall. Have the EQP press play and make your entrance. That would really set the tone for a great lesson, IMO.
    I'm actually going to burn it on a CD and hand it out to everyone...that was already in the works. In fact, I'm going to make extra for an easy home teaching drop off.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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