Guide to the Friend


The Guide to the Friend can help you find stories or articles for preparing lessons or talks for church or for family home evening. The Primary theme for September is “I follow Heavenly Father’s plan when I choose the right.”

Family Home Evening Ideas

Look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned below.

  1. 1.

    Read President James E. Faust’s message “Avoiding the Devil’s Throat” (pp. 2–3). What things could be “devil’s throats” in your life? Read “Ethan the Brave” (pp. 4–6). How was Ethan’s family protecting their home? How can you protect your home, body, and mind from evil and temptation?

  2. 2.

    The scriptures teach us about Jesus Christ and how to obey His commandments. Read “Seth’s Family Scripture Study” (pp. 32–34). Set a goal to hold family scripture study every day. Read and discuss the ideas in “Ways to Study the Scriptures” (p. 45). How can your personal scripture study be more meaningful?

  3. 3.

    As a family, play “Journey to the Temple” (pp. 24–25). How has your family helped you learn the gospel and choose the right? Make the recipe “Peach Smoothie” (p. 16) together. As you drink your smoothies, share some of your favorite family memories.

  4. 4.

    Read “The Windows of Heaven” (pp. 10–13). Discuss what you would do if you were put in the place of Marcella’s family. How has the Lord kept His promises when you have obeyed? Read “Where Does Tithing Go?” (pp. 14–15) to find out more about what happens to tithing after you pay it.

  5. 5.

    Read “The Lord’s Wind” (pp. 40–41) and “We Fly High!” (pp. 27–29). How have Elder Groberg and the Smith family used prayer to ask for protection and help? How has prayer helped you? How can your prayers for your family members and friends help them this week?