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.

young woman with scriptures

Photograph posed by model

“Why Was I Not Being Blessed?” page 24: Do any of your family members ever get discouraged because they’re comparing themselves with others? Consider sharing this story of a sister missionary who struggled as she compared her slow progress in learning a language with the faster progress of other missionaries. You may want to discuss the significance of the statement that ultimately helped her: “Just because God is smiling on someone else doesn’t mean He is frowning on you.” Ask family members what they can do to ensure that they don’t fail to recognize the many ways Heavenly Father blesses each of us.

people holding sons of Helaman painting

Detail from Two Thousand Young Men Go to Battle, by Arnold Friberg

“The Lord Needs You Now!” page 26: You might begin by asking family members what qualities they think make for a good soldier in battle (for some examples, see Alma 53:20–21; 56:46–47; 57:19–21). Then explain that Elder Ballard has invited us to be soldiers in a spiritual battle—a battle that includes fighting against pornography, standing for the divine institution of marriage, and courageously spreading the gospel. To further your understanding of these important issues, you and your family may want to visit and discuss the websites highlighted in the sidebar on page 30.