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    “Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, Sept. 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.

    “What’s So Great about the Great and Spacious Building?” page 48: Read the article with your family. Consider asking them if they have ever felt embarrassed to live the standards of the Church; you could share a time when you felt that way and what you learned. Discuss the difference between saying you can’t do something compared to saying you won’t do something. Your family could follow this scripture chain to learn more about how agency fits into God’s plan: Moses 4:1–4; 2 Nephi 2:14–16, 22–27; Joshua 24:15; Mosiah 2:41; Doctrine and Covenants 82:10; 130:20–21. You could then sing “Choose the Right” (Hymns, no. 243) or another hymn about making good choices.

    “Writing It Right,” page 64, and “I Chose the Right,” page 71: Consider sharing how both Cara and Ekene in these stories find ways to stand for the truth. You could discuss what it means to “stand as witnesses of God” (Mosiah 18:9). Brainstorm ways to share your testimony and make a plan to do it this week. For an activity, your family could read or review scripture stories where someone stood as a witness of God; then act out the characters in the stories. Some ideas for stories include Daniel and his friends refusing to eat bad things (Daniel 1), Stephen testifying of Jesus Christ (Acts 6–7), and Nephi encouraging his brothers to get the plates (1 Nephi 3–4).

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