Divine Nature: Value Experience 1

Divine

“Be partakers of the divine nature. … Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity (2 Peter 1:4–7).”

 

 

  1. What are some of the divine qualities of a daughter of God?
  2. Read
    1. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”;
    2. 2 Peter 1;
    3. Alma 7:23–24;
    4. Doctrine and Covenants 121:45.
  3. In your own words, list the divine qualities discussed in your reading.
  4. Think about how you can discover and develop each of these qualities.
    1. Record your ideas in your journal.

 

For the Wednesday Night Mutual, we reviewed this first requirement and read through this list:

 

21 LOST LADY TRADITIONS

THAT STILL APPLY TODAY

Originally Found on SheisMore.com

Manners:

1. If a man knows that it is etiquette to remain standing until you are seated, be sure to sit promptly as to not leave him standing too long.

2. No rude or shocking language, especially at the table. Your language is a representation of your mind and heart.

3. Don’t talk with your mouth full. I don’t need to explain this one.

4. She dresses tastefully: A lady dresses appropriately for the occasion.

5. Phone calls: When in doubt, a good rule of thumb is not to make phone calls before 9 am or after 9 pm.

6. She is gracious: She never just says, “hello” when being introduced to someone. She offers a kind greeting like, “it’s a pleasure to meet you” or “how are you this evening?”

7. She turns her phone on silent and puts it away for meals, meetings and church.

8. She says, “yes, please” or “no, thank you.” She does not say, “yep” or “nope.”

9. She gives compliments with sincerity and only when she means it. She does not say things just to say them. Insincerity is easier to read than we think.

10. A lady offers to help someone in need. Being a lady starts with how you treat yourself and others. She offers her seat to the elderly, disabled or a parent with small children.

11. She RSVPs promptly, reads an invitation thoroughly and does not ask for exceptions. She always promptly sends a detailed thank you note to anyone who has shown her hospitality.

12. She never arrives empty handed. Bringing a small hostess gift shows your appreciation for the preparation your host has done.

13. Her word is her bond. A lady warrants a respectable reputation purely by the consistency of her word. She always keeps her promises.




The Dating Lady:

14. Don’t call him, he’ll call you. A lady knows that she deserves to be pursued and does not do so. If you are in the position that you have to initiate contact in order to communicate, then you should know that you are not dealing with a gentleman and can move on.

15. Time frame: no one gets to call you on a whim to hang out. Your time is precious and valuable and you are clearly booked days in advance. Someone who honors your time will plan ahead and ask to take you out with at least a 48 hour request.

16. You don’t meet a guy anywhere. He comes and picks you up, especially on the first date. It can be inconvenient, but is it your job to make dating you convenient? No. The last thing you want to be is convenient. However if  you are meeting someone in person for the first time, meeting in a neutral location is a smart, safe move. Always honor your intuition.

17. Curfew: Mama always said nothing good happens past 10 o’ clock and she’s pretty much right. So set the time you need to be home in advance and let your gentleman know about it ahead of time.

18. Appreciation: Being a lady and acting lady-like does not mean that you are entitled or snobby. Practice having a heart of gratitude and always say thank you for specific actions or generosities.

19. How to order: Have respect for your gentleman and do not behave with entitlement by ordering the most expensive thing on the menu. If he wants to treat you to a fine bottle of wine, he can order it or offer for you to make a selection.

20. Be a good listener and conversationalist. Put your phone away and be present. A lady is not boring, rude or dismissive.

21. Be prepared. If you are going out with a gentleman, he will cover your date. However, you should always be prepared to pay if the date does not go well or he forgets his wallet. The gentleman version of this article on GoodGuySwag.com says,

“An English gentleman never split the meal with his date. The English used the term “go dutch” in “derisive application,” as they stereotyped the Dutch as being cheap, or “stingy.” Today, the gentleman always picks up the tab, especially on the first date, and with no expectations.”

After we read through the list we played “Let’s Be a Lady,” a fun way to remember these manners and forms of etiquette.

Let’s Be A Lady

A form of human Bop it would be my best comparison. Each girl will go through a practice round and then you start eliminating till you have your 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. I’m sure there are more options to add to this and variations to increase the fun and learning experience. I’d LOVE to hear about it!

First, each girl sits at a table placed with:

  • A book (all identical)
  • A fork and Knife (Set like at a table)
  • A small bowl of large marshmallows (though after the first time through we wished for mini marshmallows)
  • Space behind and beside her to walk and move

I used the Chegg Flashcard making app and made the following cards:

The girls had fun and I admit I enjoyed watching them stuff marshmallows into their mouths and waltzing around. Good times!

 

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I only wish I had though to take more pictures!!

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