Family stories give us a sense of who we are and connect us to our heritage. They’re a reminder that we are all children of our Heavenly Father. As you talk about family or help friends discover their own, you can help them open their hearts to the influence of the Holy Ghost.
Sharing family stories and listening to one another also helps create understanding, empathy, and trust. Relationships are strengthened when we share what makes us who we are.
You can have these kinds of experiences by sharing an interesting story about an ancestor or asking a friend questions such as, “What traits did you inherit from your grandparents?”, “What are some of your family traditions?” or “What do you admire about family members who have had a positive impact on your life?”
Family stories aren’t just a good way to talk about family history work. Here are a few other examples of how talking about family can be a natural way for you to share the gospel.