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Young Women Lesson 21: A Righteous Example Influences Others

Manual 1; Excerpt from "Examples of Righteousness," by President Thomas S. Monson

May 17, 2012

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"It is our duty to live our lives in such a way that we may be examples of righteousness." -Thomas S. Monson

Discussion Questions
• How do your friends react when you live Church standards? How can you respond if they label your obedience as being self-righteous?
• What are some ways you can respond to others who may tease you or put you down for living Church standards?
• How does our honesty with others impact our relationships with them?

Excerpt from "Examples of Righteousness" by President Thomas S. Monson, April 2008 General Conference:

My young friends, be strong. The philosophies of men surround us. The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness, and pain. You know what is right and what is wrong, and no disguise, however appealing, can change that. The character of transgression remains the same. If your so-called friends urge you to do anything you know to be wrong, you be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone. Have the moral courage to be a light for others to follow. There is no friendship more valuable than your own clear conscience, your own moral cleanliness—and what a glorious feeling it is to know that you stand in your appointed place clean and with the confidence that you are worthy to do so.

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