Wednesday, April 20

Treats for the Priests

Last night the laurels made these amazing no fail chocolate chip cookies for the priests in our ward and then hand delivered them. This was an activity based on this article in the New Era and was an idea from the same New Era for a youth activity. As the YW made the cookies, we talked about the article, specifically we discussed this section...

Be friends first and sweethearts second. University professor Lowell Bennion once said that relationships between young men and young women should be built like a pyramid. The base of the pyramid is friendship. And the ascending layers are built of things like time, understanding, respect, and restraint. Right at the top of the pyramid is a glittering little mystery called romance.

Now, you don’t have to be very smart to know that a pyramid won’t stand up very long if you stand it on its point instead of its base. In other words, be friends first and sweethearts later, not the other way around. Otherwise, people who think they are sweethearts may discover they can’t be very good friends, and by then it may be too late.

We talked about how doing things like baking these cookies was a way to foster friendships and build the base of the pyramid. The laurels had a great time and it was a simple, low-cost activity.


LeaAnne said...

Great Idea!