“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, Sept. 2011, 79
Family Home Evening Ideas
This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are a few examples.
“Finding Peace in Troubled Times,” page 12: Before reading the article, you may wish to ask your family to list some specific challenges they face. Then use Elder Malm’s suggestions to discuss ways to find peace during trials.
“The Sealing Ordinance Links Families Eternally,” page 16: Before reading the article, you might invite your family to discuss what the word promise means. Consider reading Doctrine and Covenants 82:10 and talking about why it is so important to make and keep promises with the Lord. As you read the article together, consider bearing your testimony about how keeping covenants has blessed your life.
“Duty to God with Dad,” page 54: Taking inspiration from this article, you could begin working on an activity from Duty to God or Personal Progress, even if you don’t have teenage children (you can find the material at DutyToGod.lds.org and PersonalProgress.lds.org). If you do have teenage children already participating, consider having fathers work with daughters and mothers work with sons.
“The Gospel Will Be Preached in All the World,” page 64: In addition to playing the memory game for younger family members, you could sing “Called to Serve” (Hymns, no. 249). Consider developing a family missionary plan, including goals such as inviting a family to a Church activity or writing letters to missionaries serving from your ward.