Progress in personal progress

I'm working on a project that required a thorough examination of how the new personal progress program differs from the old one, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. After all the controversy around the bloggernacle about how the YW are "soft and pink," I wasn't expecting to see progressiveness, but that's exactly what I found.

Most of the changes were subtle, adding more explanation or context and personalizing the experience, like in this example from the Faith Value Projects:

Old Way:

Think of faith as a seed as you help plant, care for, and harvest a vegetable garden.

New Way:

Read Alma 32:28-43. Think of faith as a seed as you help plant, care for, and harvest a vegetable garden. Record in your journal how you can nourish, care for, and strengthen your faith.

There was also more emphasis on the Savior, which always makes us happy around here. This was added to one of the Integrity experiences:

The Savior is the perfect example of integrity; He did what He promised the Father He would do. Read 3 Nephi 11:10-11
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