Religion 235
Building an Eternal Marriage

Syllabus
 



Instructor:  Bruce Satterfield

Office:Taylor 216

Phone: 496-3954









Daily Reading Schedule


           Sep 16     Introduction  

           Sep 18     Getting to know you 
       

 
Key:  Follow the Brethren

Sep 23    1 Nephi 8:1-33; 11:34-36; 12:16-18;  Hel. 3:27-30
Lehi's Dream and your Marriage
NO WRITE-UP DUE; just read through these verses

Sep 25   Topic: The Importance of Following the Brethren
      Assignment:
Article Summary Due: Ezra Taft Benson, “Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet,”
   or
Article Summary Due: Henry B. Eyring, "Finding Saftey in Counsel"

       Sep 30  NO CLASS

         Oct 2    NO CLASS

         Oct 7    NO CLASS

         Oct 9    NO CLASS

         Oct  14  Bring write up for assignment to be completed during Sep 30-Oct 9
     

Key:  Always Keep an Eternal Perspective in Your Marriage

Oct 16    Topic: Always Keep in Mind the Whole Plan of Happiness (Salvation)
Assignment:
Reading/Journal  Textbook: Eternal Perspective (pp. 81-82)
Textbook:  Plan of Salvation ("The Great Plan of Happiness") pp. 259-263

Oct 21  Topic: Eternal Perspective Requires Us to Always Keep in Mind the Lord's Timing
 Assignment:
Article Summary Due  Dallin H. Oaks, "Timing," Enisgn, Oct. 2003, pp. 10ff

Oct 23  Topic:  What is the Eternal Perspective We are to Keep in Mind?
No assignment:  Continued discussion of eternal perspective


Key:  Remember What you are Trying to Become in the End


Oct 28 Topic:  Remember What you are Trying to Become
 Assignment:
Article Summry Due:  Dallin H. Oaks,  "The Challenge to Become"


Key: Know the Doctrine of Marriage and Parenthood       
                  
Oct 30  Topic:  The Pattern of Marriage
Assignment:
Article Summary Due:  Sheri L. Dew, "It is not Good for Man or Woman to Be Alone"



Nov 4
Topic:  The Doctrine of Marriage as Found in Latter-day Revelation
Assignment:
                 Worksheet:  Complete the following assignment and be prepared to hand in at end of class:
Doctrine and Covenants Teachings Regarding  the Celestial Law of Marriage and the Fulness of the Priesthood

Nov 6  Topic: The Doctrine of Marriage as Taught by the First Presidency and Twelve
Assignment
                          and  Textbook: The Family: A Proclamation to the World  (pp. 83-84) 
PLEASE BRING HARD COPIES OF BOTH DOCUMENTS TO CLASS AND ALSO ISSUES RAISED IN EITHER OR BOTH DOCUMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS FURTHER.               


Nov 20   Topic: Know the Divine Role of Men
Assignment:
Reading/Journal  Texbook:  Men's Divine Roles and Responsibilities (pp. 200-202)
    and 
Article Summary DUE:  Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Father, Consider Your Ways"
Nov 25  Topic: Know the Divine Role of Men  continued
       Assignment:
Reading/Journal Textbook:  Benson, "To the Fathers in Israel" (pp. 203-206)
     or      
Reading/Journal Textbook: Hunter, "Being a Righteous Husband and Father"  (pp. 206-209)

       

Dec 2 Topic: Know the Divine Role of Women
                          Assignment:        
Reading/Journal  Textbook:  Women's Divine Roles and Responsibilities (pp. 347-349)
Article Summary Due:  Ezra Taft Benson, "To the Mothers in Zion" (pp. 352-357)

Dec 4  Topic: Know the Divine Role of Women  continued
                          Assignment:       
Reading/Journal  Textbook:  Mother's Employment Outside the Home (pp. 237-240)
                            and  Textbook:  Richard G. Scott, "The Joy of Living the Great Plan of Happiness"  (pp. 360-363)


Key: Build A Gospel Centered Home

Dec 9   Topic:  Create a Gospel-Centered Home
                         Assignment:
                            Reading/Journal:  Feb. 11, 1999 First Presidency Letter   PDF Original Version 
                                                            and  Family: Guidebook,


               
Key: "Endure to the End" in Your Marriage

Dec 11 Topic: Keeping Your Marriage Together
     Assignment:
       Reading/Journal:                 
   "Mending Our Marriage," Ensign, Oct. 1996, pp. 44-51  
                       OR   Victor B. Cline, "Healing Wounds in Marriage," Ensign, July 1993, pp. 16-20

Dec 16  Topic: Enduring to the End and Facing Death
   Assignment:
       Reading/Journal: 
                      "Like Simeon and Anna," in Robert D. Hales, Return (2010), pp. 403-411; and           
                       "Facing Death," in Robert D. Hales, Return (2010), pp. 403-411

Dec 19  COURSE SUMMARY PAPER DUE by Noon in my office (Taylor 216)
 Last day READING COLLECTION PROJECT will be acceptedd











      

               


                










Syllabus may be changed at teacher's discretion.