“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, October 2014, 3
Family Home Evening Ideas
This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are some examples.
“My Intertwined Testimony,” page 24: At the beginning of family home evening, display an item that is intertwined, such as a braid or bracelet, to demonstrate to children what intertwined means. Then summarize Sister Noches’s experience of coming to realize that the truthfulness of the restored gospel and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon are intertwined. You may want to read together and discuss the sidebar quotation from President Ezra Taft Benson. Consider challenging your family to read the Book of Mormon together consistently as a family, if you’re not already doing so, or to increase the time you spend reading it. Conclude by singing together “An Angel Came to Joseph Smith” (Children’s Songbook, 86).
“Courage to Choose Modesty,” page 40: Prayerfully study the article in advance. Consider inviting family members to come to family home evening prepared to share one of the three blessings of modesty described in the article. You may also want to discuss Sister McConkie’s observation that modesty is important for both men and women. For further discussion, you could explore together some of the resources referenced in the article, such as the relevant sections in True to the Faith and For the Strength of Youth. Other support materials are available online at lds.org/youth/article/modesty-matters and lds.org/media-library/images/categories/mormonads.