Answers from an Apostle

What is a family council?

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Family Councils,” Ensign, May 2016, 63–65, and “Be Anxiously Engaged,” Ensign, Nov. 2012, 29–31.

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A family council is a meeting on any day of the week. It can be with just you and a parent or with your whole family. It’s a time when you can …

  • Turn off electronics and look at and listen to each other.

  • Tell your parents about your worries or fears.

  • Offer to help a sibling during a hard time.

  • Make goals and write them down.

Combined with prayer, a family council can invite the Savior’s presence in your home. It can help your family be happy.