Stories

  • “1-2-3! We’re Here to Help!” (May 2013 Friend)
    Tyler and Trey learn to help their mom around the house.
  • “A Bad Day Better” (June 2012 Friend)
    Tanner helps his mother feel better.
  • “A Better Way” (July 2013 Friend)
    Tom learns to forgive his brother after he is angry with him.
  • “A Lullaby for Nana” (March 2014 Friend)
    Tanner wants to help his grandma sleep better.
  • “A Perfect Match” (October 2006 Friend)
    Larissa learns that families do not have to look like each other to be real families.
  • “A Plan for Our Family” (January 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    A boy talks about his baby sister was born premature.
  • “A Prophet’s Counsel” (May 2001 Friend)
    Deborah’s friends think her family is too big.
  • “A Soft Answer” (April 2011 Liahona and Friend)

    A girl learns to reply with kindness to her younger sister. Includes “soft-answer reminders” that children can color and cut out.
  • “Be a Family Builder” (September 2011 Friend)
    An illustrated guide of the different families we belong to—immediate, extended, future, and ward.
  • “Best Family Forever” (February 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    After her friends leave her out, Olivia learns that her family members can be her best friends.
  • “Candy Apples” (April 2006 Friend)
    Pam turns down a day at an amusement park to babysit her little brothers. Her service brings an unexpected opportunity to share her testimony of the importance of families.
  • “Cousin’s Camp” (August 2004 Friend)
    Chad’s grandparents have a special camp each year for all their grandchildren.
  • “Daddy’s Sunshine” (March 2009 Friend)
    A girl helps her father feel better after a hard day at work.
  • “Daniel’s Example of Prayer” (March 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    A young boy teaches his grandparents how to pray.
  • “Enkhjin from Mongolia” (June 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Enkhjin loves visiting her country with her family and reading.
  • “Eternal Families” (July 2004 Friend)
    A short poem about eternal families.
  • “Families Are Part of Heavenly Father’s Plan” (July 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Just like Captain Moroni made a banner to remind his people of the importance of families, we have the family proclamation to remind us.
  • “Frankie, Child of God” (February 2005 Friend)
    Frankie had been in many foster homes. It felt good to know he belonged to his Father in heaven.
  • “Glad You’re My Dad” (February 2013 Friend)
    Mark is sad that his dad doesn’t go to church, but realizes that he’s still a great dad.
  • “Helping and Loving” (May 2011 Friend)
    This page includes a testimony from Sabrina who tries to be like Jesus by helping and loving her younger brother and sister.
  • “Heroes and Heroines: A Brother Like Hyrum” (January 1988 Friend)
    A summary of the relationship between Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum.
  • “Honoring Our Parents” (June 2003 Friend)
    Elder H. Aldridge Gillespieof the Seventy grew up in a very inactive home. He teaches that honoring your parents doesn’t always mean doing exactly what they do; it means doing what Heavenly Father wants you to do.
  • “I’ve Got This!” (September 2013 Friend)
    Thomas uses the Friend magazine to teach his lesson in family home evening. Includes seven easy steps for creating a successful FHE.
  • “Jesus Christ Is Born” (August 2008 Liahona and Friend)
    An illustrated retelling of the story of Christ’s birth into a family.
  • “Josh and the Dragon” (July 2011 Friend)
    Josh wants to protect his little brother and sister from hearing a group of children swearing.
  • “Knitting Our Hearts Together” (August 2010 Liahona and Friend)

    President Henry B. Eyring teaches that a family can be united when family members of the family pray for and work toward unity. Includes a maze activity.
  • “Little Brother, Big Example” (May 2012 Friend)
    When Sammy donates to humanitarian aid, his older brother Benjamin does as well.
  • “Making a Family” (February 2009 Friend)
    A girl remembers her adoption and is grateful for her family.
  • “My Brother Gary” (June 2006 Friend)
    Elder Marlin K. Jensen talks about growing up with a brother with special needs.
  • “My Family” (February 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Explanation on how Heavenly Father planned for us to come to earth and live in a family. Includes a pouch-making activity.
  • “Natalie’s Father’s Day Card” (June 2013 Friend)
    A girl is sad because she doesn’t have a dad to give her father’s day card to.
  • “Our First Family Home Evening” (April 2013 Friend)
    A photo story of one family’s first family home evening.
  • “Our Page” (December 2010 Liahona)

    This page includes the testimonies of children from Taiwan and Spain who help their families.
  • “Question Corner” (February 2012 Friend)
    My brother and I argue a lot. I want to be nicer, but it’s hard. What are some things I can do to stop fighting?
  • “Room for Three” (December 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    When Brent’s friends are over, Brent doesn’t want to play with his sister—until he learns the Christmas story.
  • “Sealed Forever” (April 2013 Friend)
    Taylor, age 10, tells about being sealed to her adopted sister.
  • “Sharing Grandma” (July 2009 Friend)
    Seth is sad that his grandparents are leaving to be missionaries, but his grandma reminds him that they are an eternal family.
  • “Sisters in Name and Faith” (April 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Sisters in Romania are best friends too.
  • “Stirling’s Great Idea” (June 2013 Friend)
    Stirling says a prayer and sings primary songs with his family to help them finish a hard hike.
  • “Thanksgiving Bread” (November 2012 Friend)
    Ying is embarrassed of her family’s Chinese heritage, but she learns that being different can be good.
  • “That’s My Little Brother” (July 2012 Friend)
    A young girl sticks up for her brother on the playground.
  • “The Gospel Is for Everyone” (September 2010 Liahona and Friend)

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares how he helped his family as a boy and testifies of the importance of the gospel. Includes a coloring sheet activity.
  • “The Happy Book” (February 2006 Liahona and Friend)
    Morgan cheers up her sister with a homemade book.
  • “The Little League Lesson” (June 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Lindsay learns that she feels good supporting her younger brother.
  • “The Story Rug” (July 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Katy hears stories from her grandma while learning to make a braided rug.
  • “What Big Sisters Are For” (June 2012 Friend)
    Amanda helps her younger siblings get ready for church and be reverent.
  • “Why are families so important?” (October 2007 Friend)
    Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some thoughts on this subject.
  • “Why is it so important to spend time with our families?” (December 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    President Boyd K. Packer shares some thoughts on this subject.

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