“Our Family,” Ensign, July 1980, 43
What is a gospel-centered home? What can we do individually and as a family to make Sunday a special day? What kinds of meaningful and enjoyable activities are appropriate for family home evening?
These questions and others are answered for individuals and families in a new pamphlet, Our Family: A Practical Guide for Building a Gospel-Centered Home. Prepared for distribution to every member, the pamphlet gives practical suggestions about how to use extra Sunday hours to draw closer to the Lord and to each other. It also discusses basic gospel responsibilities of parents and Church members.
For example, there are suggestions for having family gospel discussions—formal and informal; creating an uplifting spirit in the home through music, art, and special family traditions; holding family councils regularly to “discuss family problems, work out finances, make plans, support and strengthen each other, and pray for one another and the family unit.” There are guidelines for holding parent/child interviews; teaching children about tithes and offerings, chastity, and service; fulfilling genealogical and missionary responsibilities; and being temporally prepared.
An especially helpful section, “Resources to Help Your Family,” lists Church-produced materials to aid individuals and families in studying and teaching the gospel.
Extra copies of Our Family (stock no. PBIC0405; no charge) are available from Church distribution centers.