Family Home Evening Ideas
September 2016

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, September 2016

Family Home Evening Ideas

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

“Faith, Fairness, and Religious Freedom,” page 26. Consider beginning family home evening by reading the statements by the Prophet Joseph Smith as quoted in the article (pages 29–30). What underlying principles do these statements illustrate? Ask family members to share their thoughts on what it means to be fair to all. You could then discuss ways your family can follow Elder Rasband’s three suggestions for supporting and promoting fairness (pages 31–32). How can the Savior’s example guide us in living these principles?

“Practice Pure Religion,” page 52. You may want to begin by asking family members what they do when they want to feel the Holy Ghost in their lives and be closer to the Savior. Then have a family member read James 1:27, followed by John 21:15–17. Point out Elder Clarke’s teaching that in the second scripture passage, “Peter was really being instructed to practice pure religion, or to care for the people.” Then invite family members to discuss the four key practices of pure religion identified in the article and how those practices can bless their lives. Close by singing “Because I Have Been Given Much” (Hymns, no. 219).