Creating a Zion Family Culture: Monthly Online Discussions

We had a super enlightening time discussing Zion-based dating and courtship last Wednesday. It was so good I have decided to continue the discussion. We are going to have part 2 next month on Thursday Feb. 18th 7 to 9 PM Mountain Time. I have planned a topic for each month for the rest of the year, and we will be meeting on the third Thursday of every month. Each topic has to do with raising the bar as a family to bring about Zion. I am so excited! It is time we rise up and learn God’s word on each of these topics! We can find God’s word in the scriptures and the words of latter-day prophets, and learn from each other, both in and out of the LDS Church, how to apply the word in our modern culture where industrialization and Hollywood have blindsided the Biblical-based family culture. 

Here are the resources we will be discussing for Zion-based Dating and Courtship Thursday Feb. 18:

February- Dating and Courtship part 2 Thursday Feb. 18

  1. Restoring the Patriarchal Order and the Power of Prayer specifically towards a Husband

  2. http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/do-we-still-believe-in-the-patriarchal-order/

  3. http://www.lifechangingservices.org/2014/09/the-cracked-foundation-and-sledge/

  4. War Room movie, can rent to watch online like at vidangel.com

 

5. a father’s role in guiding the courtship process, watch Duggar videos about Jill and Jessa’s courtship on YouTube

       https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+duggars+on+courtship+

      and  watch “To Have and to Hold” by Richard Wheeler of Mantle Ministries

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scBHLpA0hA0

extra credit:

6. book Emotional Purity by Heather Paulsen https://www.crossway.org/books/emotional-purity-ebook/

here is a PDF summary of the book http://www.catholicnh.org/assets/Documents/Vocations/YoungAdults/Article-EmotionalPurity.pdf

 

7. watch the webinar “Marrying Well” on courtship by the Botkins family at

http://westernconservatory.com/products/marrying-well-practical-wisdom-for-courtship

 

You can go here to see the schedule for the whole year. Please email me at celestia at treeoflifemothering dot com to get the link to join the online video classroom! I only have 20 spots so respond early! If the link doesn’t work scroll down past the videos to see the full schedule.

All meetings are held online at 7 PM Mountain Time in a Zoom videochat classroom

RSVP to Celestia (celestia at treeoflifemothering dot com) to get the link to the online classroom

January- Zion-based Dating and Courtship part 1

Hannah Stoddard’s Article on Dating and Courtship with links to other resources at the bottom

excerpt from Beloved Bridegroom by Donna Nielsen on Hebrew based courtship, p. 11 to 23

Elder Oaks article on Dating vs. Hanging Out https://www.lds.org/ensign/2006/06/dating-versus-hanging-out?lang=eng

February- Dating and Courtship part 2 Thursday Feb. 18

  1. Restoring the Patriarchal Order and the Power of Prayer specifically towards a Husband

  1. http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/do-we-still-believe-in-the-patriarchal-order/

  2. http://www.lifechangingservices.org/2014/09/the-cracked-foundation-and-sledge/

  3. War Room movie, can rent to watch online like at vidangel.com

 

2. a father’s role in guiding the courtship process

  1. watch Duggar videos about Jill and Jessa’s courtship on YouTube

       https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+duggars+on+courtship+

     b. watch “To Have and to Hold” by Richard Wheeler of Mantle Ministries

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scBHLpA0hA0

extra credit:

3. book Emotional Purity by Heather Paulsen https://www.crossway.org/books/emotional-purity-ebook/

here is a PDF summary of the book http://www.catholicnh.org/assets/Documents/Vocations/YoungAdults/Article-EmotionalPurity.pdf

 

4. watch the webinar “Marrying Well” on courtship by the Botkins family at

http://westernconservatory.com/products/marrying-well-practical-wisdom-for-courtship

March- a godly vision for young women Thursday March 31.

  1. It’s Not About Staying Home, free download talk at

http://westernconservatory.com/store/free

2. Top Ten Things for Young Women to Study

http://botkinsisters.com/article/the-top-10-things-girls-should-study-but-rarely-do

3. Talk for young women by Elder Ballard

https://www.lds.org/ensign/2011/09/preparing-for-the-future?lang=eng

April- Media

amusements and fashions

http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/amusements-and-fashions-discussion/

literature

http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/june-11-2015-discussion-on-classics/

Movies

http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/movies/

Music

http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/music-discussion-recap-may-29-2015/

Elder Callister’s talk “Our Refined Heavenly Home”

watch on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9mJVbzgWVM

or read in the Ensign June 2009

https://www.lds.org/ensign/2009/06/our-refined-heavenly-home?lang=eng

May-Good Girls and Problem Guys

  1. free talk for download at

http://westernconservatory.com/store/free

2. blog post by Maurice Harker about how to tell if your husband or boyfriend is a porn addict

http://www.lifechangingservices.org/2011/08/how-can-you-tell-if-your-husband/

June- a godly vision for young men

  1. Created for Work by Bob Schulz

  2. “Fatherhood Our Eternal Destiny” by Elder Larry M. Gibson, April 2015 General Conf.   priesthood session

  3. Training Young Men mp3 file for $6 by the Botkins

           http://westernconservatory.com/products/quadratic-mission-training-young-men-for-life

July: Femininity and Feminism

  1. Dominion-oriented Femininity

http://westernconservatory.com/store/free

     2. the book Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin

     3. discussion of modern feminism with Tom Woods podcast (mp3 file or find on youtube) http://tomwoods.com/podcast/ep-576-feminism-enemy-of-liberty/

4. watch the movie John Adams on vidangel.com (some editing is needed so use clearplay or vidangel.com)

August-sanctity of life, abortion and birth control, fertility and nourishing children

  1. http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/june-26-2015-sanctity-of-life/

  2. watch the movie “Come What May”

  3. blog posts by Heather at womeninsthescriptures.com on “birth control”

  4. blog post by Heather Dessinger on “birth control” here

  5. the Nourished Baby ebook at mommypotamus.com

  6. “Nourishing the Children” 20 min. YouTube video by Sandrine Love

  7. writings on “birth control” by Celestia Shumway

           http://treeoflifemothering.ning.com/page/what-is-natural-family

September- encouraging a love of learning in your home

How to Teach Your Children to Love Learning

Making Homeschooling the Most Fun your Children Have Ever Had

Teaching Our Children to Teach Themselves

these three topics are free download talks by Victoria Botkins at

http://westernconservatory.com/store/free

October

Halloween

http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/halloween-discussion/

November- the Reformation

Semper Reformanda mp3 talk at http://westernconservatory.com/store/free

Reformation materials at http://www.guardiansofanaltar.org/forums/topic/reformation-discussion/

including the movies of Martin Luther and William Tyndale

and the Covenant

articles about the Reformation in Gospel Library from Ensign and General Conference talks, especially the June

December- what is a Family

  1. the last three talks on the bottom of the Botkins family free resources

http://westernconservatory.com/store/free

Why does the Second Generation Drop the Ball?

What it Means to Honor Our Parents?

2. Two Boyd K. Packer’s talks from General Conference

Oct. 1993 “For Time and All Eternity,” especially the Parable of the Treasure at the end

April 2015 “The Plan of Happiness”

3. FAQs on Home and Family on the Stoddards’ website josephsmithforum.org

http://www.josephsmithforum.org/research/faqs/home-and-family/

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