Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Duty to God Program

Tonight my wife and I had a PPI with my daughter.  She has been struggling.  She is a sweet girl but has issues just like every other teenager out there.  In discussing her goals with her, she brought something to my attention.

We were discussing her long range Personal Progress goals with her and she wants to finish her Virtue Value Project by a year.  When she told me that this project was reading the whole Book of Mormon (and that it was a "set" project ~ she didn't get to pick this project), I was shocked.  I went back quickly and thought about the Duty to God program.  No where could I find this goal.  Did I miss it?  Help me out if I did.

I thought to myself, what better missionary preparation would it be for a boy than to read the Book of Mormon by themselves prior to their mission?  How come this isn't a goal of the Duty to God program?  How can we encourage Young Men to prepare for their missions if they are not reading the Book of Mormon?  Ideas?  Thoughts?

PS - My wife ran this meeting with my daughter.  (I ran this mornings meeting where we discovered "the error of her ways".)  She knew she was struggling and had 4 pages of notes on things to ask, share and discuss with her.  She also set short term, medium term and long range goals with her (1 month, 3-6 month and 1 year goals).  It was like..............she was a Scout leader.  She is freaking amazing!  How did I get a girl like that to marry me??


Fishgutts said...

My daughter has complained in the past about the lack of camping at YW's camp. I told her when she completes her YW program and gets her medallion, I would enroll her in a Venturing Crew. She liked this idea. Another "carrot" to get her to struggle less with making "incorrect" decisions. In the LDS culture, this is going to go over like a lead balloon but I don't give a crap.

Eric the Half-bee said...

It's not about the culture, it's about our kids.

Fishgutts said...

Amen and amen.