Family Home Evening Ideas
August 2013

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, Aug. 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.

“In His Own Time, in His Own Way,” page 22: After studying Elder Oaks’s article, discuss with your family the topic of revelation and the importance of the Lord’s timing. You could share Elder Oaks’s example of inviting the U.S. president to speak at Brigham Young University and then ask how this example can be applied to communication with Heavenly Father. You may also wish to share a personal experience about receiving revelation.

“Finding Sanctuary in the Gospel,” page 58: With your family, read about Church members in Africa who have found ways to stand in holy places. Consider discussing ways to make your home a refuge from the world. With younger children, you could do the following activity: Write different gospel actions (such as scripture study, prayer, and being kind) on pieces of paper placed in a circle on the floor. Next, hum part of a hymn while everyone walks around on the papers. When you stop humming, have each family member talk about how the action he or she is standing on can help make your home a sanctuary.

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