Family Home Evening Ideas
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“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, Aug. 2013, 3

Family Home Evening Ideas

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

“Choosing Not to Gossip,” page 59: Consider reading this article and the section on language in For the Strength of Youth (page 20). Discuss ways to judge whether something you hear is worth passing on or not. The following questions might be part of that discussion: Is the information true? Is retelling this information necessary? Is sharing what you’ve heard kind? For an activity, you could take a sheet of paper for each member of the family and write his or her name at the top of the paper. Then pass the papers around and have members of the family write down the things they appreciate and love about each person.

“Alpacas on the Loose!” page 67, “Heavenly Father Hears and Answers My Prayers,” page 70, and “Our Answer,” page 75: Review these stories and discuss some reasons we pray. If prompted, share an experience you have had with prayer. Have you received help, as Romney did? Have you ever wanted to know the truth, as Tatiana did? After reading the stories, you could share some scriptures about prayer, such as 2 Nephi 32:8–9 and Doctrine and Covenants 10:5. Invite each family member to make goals to improve his or her personal prayers. You could end by singing a hymn about prayer, such as “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (Hymns, no. 142).

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