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How youth can defend themselves and their beliefs

A teacher in a high school a few months ago began her instruction one day by asking students who supported a political issue to stand on one side of the room, while those who opposed it were instructed to stand on the other side.

After students had formed their sides, the teacher took her stance on the opposing side. Singling out one young woman on the side of the supporters, the teacher commenced an attack on her and the other classmates for their views.

The young woman, who was a Mia Maid in her ward, absorbed the assault that criticized her beliefs.

Remaining calm in the face of a public attack leveled by someone in authority is a difficult circumstance for many people, especially youth.

This is just one of many confrontations that, Church leaders indicate, will only increase.

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