Family Home Evening Ideas
September 2016

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Liahona, September 2016, 3

Family Home Evening Ideas

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

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“Commandments = Love”: Consider asking your children about situations when they were tempted to disobey you. Examples might include playing in a busy street or going to bed at a certain time. Ask them why they think you gave them those instructions (because you love them). You could then use the article to apply this principle to commandments from Heavenly Father. Explain that Heavenly Father gives us commandments because He loves us and He knows that commandments help protect us. We can show our love for Him by keeping those commandments.

“Looking Out for Elise”: The article tells a story about a boy named Daniel who sometimes felt frustrated about his sister with health disabilities even though he loves her. Consider reading the article with your children. You could ask them how Daniel showed his love for his sister and then brainstorm ways your family could show love to one another, following Daniel’s example.