Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Meetings
November 2002

“Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Meetings,” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 116

Home, Family, and Personal Enrichment Meetings*

When planning home, family, and personal enrichment meetings, carefully assess the needs of the sisters. When applicable, make certain these meetings include classes that help develop skills in parenting and family relations. The Family Guidebook (item no. 31180) and Marriage and Family Relations Instructor’s Manual (item no. 35865) may be used as resources. These are available through Church distribution centers.


Ideas for Miniclass Subjects**

Spiritual Development

(D&C 88:63)

• Temple worship

• Personal prayer and scripture study

• Sabbath-day observance (see D&C 59)

Homemaking Skills

(Prov. 31:27)

• Growing, cooking, and preserving food

• Home organization and cleaning

• The value of work

Marriage and Family Relations

(Mal. 4:6; Mosiah 4:15)

• “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102)

• Family home evening, family prayer, and scripture study

• Parenting skills

Strengthening Relationships

(Matt. 5:38–44; Matt. 25:40)

• Communication and resolving conflicts

• Repentance and forgiveness

• Effective leadership


(D&C 88:119)

• Home storage and emergency preparedness

• Education and resource management

• Health and hygiene


(Prov. 31:20; Mosiah 4:26)

• Service to family and neighbors

• Serving in the Church

• Community service project

Physical and Emotional Health

(Mosiah 4:27; D&C 10:4)

• Exercise and nutrition

• Stress management and recreation

• Feeling gratitude and recognizing the Lord’s blessings

Personal Development and Education

(D&C 88:118; D&C 130:18–19)

• Patriarchal blessings

• Developing talents and creativity

• Lifelong learning


(Dan. 1:17; Moses 6:5–6)

• Gospel literacy

• Written histories and testimonies

• Early childhood education and children’s literature

Cultural Arts

(D&C 25:12)

• Importance of music in the home

• Literature and fine arts

• Understanding other cultures

  • Guidelines for home, family, and personal enrichment meetings were distributed with a letter from the First Presidency dated 20 September 1999.

  • Resource materials for miniclass subjects include the Gospel Principles manual (item no. 31110) and Part A and Part B of The Latter-day Saint Woman (item nos. 31113, 31114).