: Why did Heavenly Father place both a male and female on the earth at the beginning of the creation? Why did heinstruct Noah to put both make and female animals on the ark? (because males and females are essential to HeavenlyFather’s plan for us and this earth. )
The simple diagram of the Plan of Salvation (page 7)
Briefly Summarize (1-2 minutes
): the Plan of Salvation, emphasizing entering this earth life through birth
Your discussion is going to be about birth, this marvelous way each special son and daughter of HeavenlyFather is able to come to this earth.
the highlighted section of the Family Proclamation (page 8)
each sentence and what it means. We accepted this plan, have been commanded to have children within the beautiful bonds of marriage, and know that this special power is a gift divinely given to us from our Heavenly Father.This power, the power of procreation, is a special sacred power to create new life. Explain to your child that s/he isgrowing up and therefore you want to have this special discussion about more of the details about how this special power of procreation works.
The Wonderful Way Babies Are Made
,” by Larry Christensen (or other book of your choice) Use thelarge and/or small text, depending on how many discussions you’ve had, the age of your child, and how detailed you wantyour current discussion to be. Take time with the book, answering any questions and responding to any comments. I endat page 39.
your child if they have heard anything from friends or at school about this subject. Discuss anything your childwishes. Point out that sometimes, because children do not fully understand our Heavenly Father’s plan or all the details of how procreation works and how special it is, they will make fun of it or make jokes or rude comments, or use ugly wordsto talk about it, etc. Talk about any of these things that your child may have heard. Explain that now that you have hadthis discussion, your child is grown up enough to understand the details, realize how special this subject is, and how thatsuch jokes and language would not be used by someone with that knowledge.Point out that, because this is such a special subject, it is not something you talk about everywhere with everyone.Emphasize to your child, however that he/she can always come to you with any questions or concerns they may haveabout this subject. You will always be receptive to discussing whatever may be asked. Assure your child that even if youdo not know the answer to a question, you will be sure to find out and get back to them with the answer.
“Families Can Be Together Forever”,
Children’s Songbook, page 188
: Close with a sincere prayer, giving thanks for the power of procreation and praying for the ability toalways have open communication between you and your child.
see below for a fun treat recipe.