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“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, June 2013, 3

Family Home Evening Ideas

This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are some examples.

“Nine Principles for a Successful Marriage and Family,” page 24: Read the article to learn more about nine fundamental principles from the family proclamation. Consider selecting two or three of these and discussing with your family how to apply them. You could also ask family members for ideas on creating a gospel-centered home. Conclude by singing “Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth” (Hymns, no. 298).

“Asking for Help through Prayer,” page 58: Consider reading as a family the principles of prayer drawn from Elder Cornish’s conference talk. Invite family members to share some personal experiences they have had with prayer, or watch together the Mormon Messages video “Prayer” (mormonmessages.org). You could also read Alma 37:37 or Doctrine and Covenants 10:5 to learn when and why we should pray. Invite family members to evaluate their personal prayers and to think of ways to improve.

“Finding the Way to Personal Revelation,” page 62: You may want to invite a family member to tell about a time when he or she received personal revelation regarding a question or challenge. Consider asking family members to report on one of the three aspects of receiving personal revelation described in the article. After discussing how your family can prepare to receive personal revelation, you could sing the Primary song “Search, Ponder, and Pray” (Children’s Songbook, 109).

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