“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, Sept. 2006, inside front cover–1
These ideas can help you use the Liahona to enhance your teaching in the classroom as well as in the home.
“Let’s Try Again!” p. 7: Find scriptural references in which the Lord invites us to repent and try again. Using the author’s experience, discuss how we can approach repentance in a positive way. Bear testimony of how the Atonement enables us to try again.
“Up to the Challenge,” p. 16: List the temptations mentioned in the article, and discuss how the young Japanese Latter-day Saints reacted to them. Read what For the Strength of Youth says about those temptations. Bear testimony of how preparing beforehand makes it easier to maintain standards.
“Trust in the Lord Forever,” p. 22: Using the first section of the article, compare the circumstances in Isaiah’s day to our own. How would trusting the Lord’s guidance have helped then, and how can it help us now? Search the rest of the article to find ways we can be guided by the Lord.
“Choose a Bright Future,” p. 34: Relate the first half of the missionary’s story, and have family members guess what happened when he returned home. Finish the story, and ask how he was blessed by continuing to trust the Lord. Review the first two paragraphs of the article to complete the following statement: “If you do what’s right, ________.”
“Truth Will Prevail,” p. F2: Write the words “be not afraid, only believe” on paper, one word per piece of paper. Then mix up the papers, and invite your children to put them in the proper order. Ask them to describe situations in which they would need courage to choose the right. Find examples in the article of President Gordon B. Hinckley’s courage. Display 2 Timothy 1:7–8 in your home.
“A Legacy of Love,” p. F10: Display a family heirloom, or relate a family tradition. Why is that heirloom or tradition important? Read Elder Yoshihiko Kikuchi’s story to find what legacy he wants to leave for his family. Discuss ways your family can leave a legacy of love.