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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Stress and Adversity: Where is the Life Preserver?

Taught by Carleen Tanner


Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 2 p.m. Austin 105
Carleen Tanner

Carleen Tanner


Carleen Tanner received a B.S. from Brigham Young University in Nursing. She has been teaching CES Positive Parenting/Marriage classes for the past 22 years in the Boise Valley. She has nine CDs and lectures throughout the valley.

She and her husband, Mike, were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They have 10 children and 36 grandchildren.

Tanner has served in the Young Women program, Primary, and Relief Society on ward and stake levels. She is currently teaching the 10-11 year olds in Primary and is serving as a service missionary with her husband for the BYU-Idaho Pathway Program. She loves being with her children and grandchildren.

Class Outline

The fast pace of these latter days seem to bring stress and adversity. Sometimes daily life seems overwhelming. In this class we will discuss ideas on how to manage the emotional challenges that come when we have family, marriage, or personal trials and burdens that are hard to bear.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. The adversary knows us extremely well and he knows how, when and where to tempt us (Elder Robert D. Hales, May 2009 Ensign).
  2. The opportunity for us to face adversity and affliction is part of the evidence that Heavenly Father loves us (President Eyring, May 2009, Ensign).
  3. Part of the challenge of this life is to face these experiences with a positive even optimistic attitude (Elder L. Tom Perry, Nov 2008, Ensign).
  4. When our focus is on the Savior, He will walk with us in our trials (Matthew 14:24-32).
  5. In difficult times we must look for the Savior's Hand in our daily lives (President Eyring, "Remember, Remember," Nov 2007 Ensign).
  6. The key to dealing with adversity is to learn how to say "Thy Will Be Done" and there are four questions that help guide us to that end (Elder Richard G. Scott, Nov 1995, Ensign).

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