Family Home Evening Ideas

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

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“Reaching Out to Those with Disabilities—and Their Families,” p. 48: Before family home evening, read about a disability you would like your family to know more about, perhaps one that affects someone in your ward or neighborhood. You could use the resources at disabilities.lds.org to prepare. Teach your family about what you learned, and discuss ways in which each of you can be a true friend to those around you, particularly those affected by the disability you learned about. You might share examples from the article. Consider closing by bearing your testimony that God loves all His children and singing together “I’ll Walk with You” (Children’s Songbook, 140).

“True Love,” page 80: At some point during the week, ask a family member to look for simple acts of kindness that happen each day. During family home evening, ask that family member to share what he or she observed throughout the week. As Elder Wirthlin says in his message, “Love is the beginning, the middle, and the end of the pathway of discipleship.” Consider making a simple drawing that shows a path divided into many small segments. Explain that for every act of kindness they perform—whether great or small—family members can color in a segment of the path. As your family strives to show love to others, you will move along the path of discipleship.