“Create in Me a Clean Heart”
In intimate, tragic detail these passages present the story of David’s greatest mistakes. This most fully described character provides opportunity to engage with difficult but unavoidably important topics.
This section includes:
- David and Bathsheba in historical context
- A return to the topics of sexuality, consent, rape culture
- Rape of Tamar
- What we can do
- How we deal with mistakes
- How we are able to see our own weaknesses
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Class Member Reading: 2 Samuel 11, 12; Psalm 51
Additional Reading: 2 Samuel 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Other Reading: 2 Samuel 13-20 (Consequences of David’s personal failings)
Content Note: It should not surprise anyone that a story about adultery, sex without consent, and premeditated murder prompts discussion that may not be suitable for all listeners.
Jennifer and Rebecca continue an important discussion.
You can access the Assigned Reading here (or PDF).
You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).
You can access the audio of the Lesson portion only here (we will have the full episode up soon)
- The Law of Chastity, Gospel Principles Manual
- To Heal the Shattering Consequences of Abuse, Elder Richard G. Scott
- Increase in Modesty discussion in Church Magazines, Zelophad’s Daughters
- Men and Modesty, BCC post by Jacob
- Yes Even Mormon Women, fMh
- On Being a Victim, fmH
- Yes All Men, Letters from the Vineyard
- LDS Female Sexuality, Jennifer Finlayson-Fife’s Mormon Stories interview
- Our Buggy Moral Code, Dan Ariely’s TED talk
- Article about beauty and grading, Chronicle of Higher Education (Physical Attractiveness Bias, not directly related but interesting)
Thanks to James Estrada for post-production, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.
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