Family Home Evening in Seven Easy Steps

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“Family Home Evening in Seven Easy Steps,” Friend, Sept. 2013, 45

Family Home Evening in Seven Easy Steps

Imagine how hard it would be to reach the second story of a building without stairs or an elevator. Would you try to jump? That’s 10 feet or higher! Most professional basketball players can’t even jump three feet.

Planning a family home evening lesson may seem intimidating at first—sort of like trying to jump 10 feet straight up in the air. But if you take it one step at a time, like Thomas did, it’s a cinch.

Preparing your lesson

  1. Pray to Heavenly Father to help you prepare your lesson.

  2. Choose a topic, and find a scripture or two about that topic.

  3. Look for a spiritual story about your topic. Jesus taught people by using stories to help them understand. The scriptures and Church magazines are full of stories. And you can always tell a story from your own life.

  4. Gather any extra materials for your lesson. Maybe you want to share a picture or bring a small object that relates to your topic.

Giving your lesson

  1. When giving your lesson, ask your family a few questions. Lessons work better when everybody gets a chance to share their thoughts.

  2. Keep it short and simple. Three to five minutes is a good length.

  3. At the end of the lesson, bear your testimony about what you’ve been sharing.