Helps for Home Evening

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“Helps for Home Evening,” Ensign, Feb. 2013, 67

Helps for Home Evening

“Balancing Truth and Tolerance,” page 24: Elder Dallin H. Oaks teaches that truth and tolerance are like a two-sided coin. Using the standards in For the Strength of Youth, pass a coin around the family and have each person share how he or she can be true to a standard while also being tolerant of others’ lifestyles. Consider discussing language, Sabbath day observance, and sexual purity, as does Elder Oaks.

“Integrity: Foundation of a Christlike Life,” page 50: Elder Tad R. Callister shares seven principles of integrity and teaches that we should have integrity that is “not for sale at any price.” Consider discussing these principles and how to apply them personally and as a family. You may want to use the section on integrity in the Young Women Personal Progress booklet or the “Honesty and Integrity” section and related videos on lds.org/youth/for-the-strength-of-youth.

“Lifting the Hands Which Hang Down,” page 60: Read this short article as a family and discuss what it means to “mourn with those that mourn” and how that is connected to the baptismal covenant (see Mosiah 18:8–10). You may want to make a list of people you know who are mourning and pray as a family for inspiration on what you can say or do to help them. Then make a plan to follow through on any inspiration you receive.