Family Home Evening Ideas
July 2011

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, July 2011, 67

Family Home Evening Ideas

Incorporating Youth Programs into Family Home Evening

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles counseled parents to “participate in Personal Progress and Duty to God with [their] children.”1 To follow this counsel, you could consider implementing these programs into your family home evenings by doing the following:

  • Adapt Personal Progress value experiences and activities in the Duty to God book as family home evening lessons. Help your children prepare and give these lessons.

  • Help your children create their Duty to God plans and Personal Progress value projects during family home evening. Parents and younger children could also set goals, or you could set goals as a family (for example, a family service project or family scripture study plan).

  • Give your children time in family home evening to share experiences they had while fulfilling their plans or projects.

Elder Hales has promised that by working on these inspired programs “you will grow together in a bond of faith and friendship that will allow you to strengthen each other and stay on the gospel path forever, to indeed be an eternal family.”2


  1. Robert D. Hales, “Our Duty to God: The Mission of Parents and Leaders to the Rising Generation,” Liahona or Ensign, May 2010, 96.

  2. “Our Duty to God,” 96.

Photo illustration by David Stoker