Tag Archive: pornography

Stop Before You Start

Object Lesson

Explain that the jar of clean water is our mind. Begin by putting one rock in. This could represent seeing one inappropriate movie or TV show (watch the dirt you couldn’t see on the rock before float to the bottom). Add another rock, representing one pornographic image. More dirt floats to the bottom. Another rock: a inappropriate joke. Another rock: a cuss word or two. Another rock: one alcoholic drink…
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push out bad thoughts with clean thoughts

Object Lesson

Explain that sometimes bad thoughts enter our mind, (push 3-4 pices of crumpled up dark-colored paper balls into the toilet paper roll; they should fit snugly and 3-4 should fill the whole cardboard roll) then explain that we can replace these thought with good thoughts. (push the white crumpled up paper balls into the toilet paper roll. As you do so, it will force the dark paper to fall out…
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You can’t see it, but it’s there….

Object Lesson

My husband and I were asked to give a fireside to the youth on the dangers of pornography. Since the fireside was on Sunday night, we arranged for a plate of wonderful looking brownies to be passed around in one of the youth classes that morning. There are two object lessons that can be used here together as we did or separately: The majority of the brownies tasted as wonderful…
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Addiction

Object Lesson

Give every member in your class a piece of hard candy (like a Jolly Rancher or Life Saver). Tell them they can’t swallow, no matter what. Continue on with your lesson for about five minutes. Explain that this is how addiction is. The object of your addiction is constantly on your mind, like the desire to swallow when the candy was in their mouth. When the candy was in their…
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What Goes In, Doesn’t Come Out

Object Lesson

Teach that everything you see, hear, and eat affects how we act. Talk about how each item will affect the doll as you place the items in her head. Bad pictures teach us that bad things are acceptable. Bad music might make us angry. Cigarettes can hurt the bodies Heavenly Father gave us and enslave us, etc. Dump out the bad stuff from Raggedy Ann’s head. Allow the class to…
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What Goes In, Doesn’t Come Out 2

Object Lesson

Teach that we must be very careful the things that we allow in our minds. Put some food coloring in the first glass. Watch how the food coloring changes the color of the water, and eventually colors all the water. Look through the glass and talk about how the food coloring has affected how things look by changing it’s color. Putting things in our minds changes the color in our…
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Dirty Business

Object Lesson

If you’re brave and sure not to drip, dip your hands in the mud, offering to smear it on students in the class. Otherwise, show the mud and ask “What would you do if a friend ran up with his arms full of mud? Do you move closer and hold out your arms and accept all that mud? Or do you say, ‘No, thanks. I don’t want that mud.’ ”…
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Children absorb what we teach

Object Lesson

See how easily this stalk of celery took on the color of water in which it was sitting? Small children are just like that stalk of celery. They take on all the characteristics of the family around them. Is your home colored with anger, yelling, sarcasm, and criticizm? Or is your home colored with patience, cooperation, soft tones and laughter? Children will absorb examples they receive at home. You can…
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