280.3: Let’s Talk about Sex (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 11, Study Notes)

March 17, 2018

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?”

 

In this segment we return to the narratives from a literary and historical perspective, discuss LDS approaches to sexuality from a more critical perspective, confront difficult issues such as rape and sexual abuse, and get into more detail about sexual morality.

 

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Class Member Reading: Genesis 34373839

Additional Reading: Genesis 32:2835:221 Chron. 5:1-2Romans 8:28

Other Reading: None

 

SaraCoreyJennifer and Natasha continue the valuable discussion.

You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF)

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)

 

Timeline 

Lesson Part 2: Scholarship

0:00        Rape or Inappropriate Sex?

4:05        Genesis 49:5-7

6:02        Genesis 38

Lesson Part 3: Study Notes

9:00        Sexuality in LDS Context

16:30     Addressing Sexual Sin

Discussion Part 3 (Mature Content)

20:59     How to Use These Bible Stories in Church

34:27     Most Urgent Points For Improvement of LDS Sexual Discourse

43:15     Principles Underlying Sexual Standards/Guidance

1:03:45  Women as Sexual Commodities

1:11:50  Inequality in Messaging

1:15:20  Teaching Sexual Topics/Stories in Church

 

Resources 

 

Thanks to James Estrada for postproduction, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.