Bearing Testimony to Your Children
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“Bearing Testimony to Your Children,” Ensign, Apr. 1984, 69

Bearing Testimony to Your Children

At a neighborhood get-together, one man said he didn’t believe in family home evenings because the atmosphere was artificial; it was not a natural relationship. Another disagreed. He said that as a youth he had longed to know his father’s feelings about religion. When approached about a mission, his decision would have been different if he had known his father had a testimony. As it was, he elected not to go. His parents went to church and paid tithing, but they never talked about their beliefs; they never bore their testimonies to their children.

Because of this discussion, I was impressed with the importance of bearing testimony to our children, and I realize that family home evening is one of our best opportunities. Ruth N. Dickson, Salt Lake City, Utah