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After viewing a video segment of about 45 minutes, divide your youth into small groups and give them each one of the \'93Tough Situations\'94 below. Have them}{\plain \b }{\plain discuss how the principles of ethical decision making they have just seen could apply to that situation.}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Tough Situations:\par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain 1. You and your best friend have a summer job together. You become aware that your best friend is stealing small amounts of money from your employer. What do you do?\par }{\plain \par }{\plain 2. The college athletics scholarship you\'92re counting on may very well hang}{\plain \b }{\plain on the outcome of your next competition. A friend tells you about a new performance-enhancing drug guaranteed to improve your results\'96and it can\'92t yet be detected by the most drug tests. Do you use it?\par }{\plain \par }{\plain 3. You really want to be accepted by a particular group of friends at school\'96especially because the person you\'92d like to date is a key member of that group. One day you go out with several of them, including the person you\'92d like to date, and you hear them spreading malicious and untrue stories about another close friend of yours. What do you say?}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Preparation Time:}{\plain \par }{\plain You will need to order and obtain a copy of the \'93Making Ethical Decisions\'94 video in advance. Also, take time to copy out the \'93Tough Situations\'94 to share with your group.\par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Bible Text: }{\plain Psalm 119:1,2}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \par }\pard \tx0\tx720\tx1440\tx2160\tx2880\tx3600\tx4320\tx5040\tx5760\tx6480\tx7200\tx7920\tx8640\tx9360 {\plain \b Song Service:\par }{\plain \'93Living for Jesus\'94 (SDA Hymnal)}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b Vesper or Closing Thought:\par }{\plain Sometimes we don\'92t stop to realize how many decisions we actually make in the run of an average day\'96when to speak up, when to be silent, when to agree, when to disagree\'96and how many of those choices have an ethical component. Challenge the youth to think about the ethical implications of }{\plain \i all}{\plain their choices, and ask God for help in applying the principles of ethical decision making.\par }{\plain \par }{\plain \b Resources:\par }{\plain You can order \'93Making Ethical Decisions,\'94 and other materials from the Josephson Institute of Ethics, at }{\field{\*\fldinst HYPERLINK "www.charactercounts.org." }{\fldrslt{{\*\cs29\ul\cf2 www.charactercounts.org.}}}}{\plain \'93Making Ethical Decisions\'94 is a general overview of the ethical decision-making process for adult viewers, and costs $29.95 US. It\'92s a 90-minute video, so you may want to do this activity over two meetings. The website also has materials specifically aimed at teaching teens about ethical decision making, though the videos for teens are more expensive. If teaching your group about ethics is a priority for you, you may want to explore the resources and ideas on this website.}{\plain \b \par }{\plain \b \par }{\plain \par }}