Idea List: Home Improvement


Home Improvement

You might be only one in a large family, or it could just be you and one parent who make up your family. Whatever your situation, you can definitely be an influence for good. Here are some suggestions from Brother Darren Glathar’s seminary classes adjacent to Springville (Utah) Junior High on how you can strengthen your family.

  • Be a willing and helpful participant in family home evening. If you need to, encourage your family to hold a family home evening as the prophets have counseled. You could even offer to prepare the lesson.

  • Help bring the family together for family prayer each morning and night.

  • Stay awake and participate during family scripture study. Be a good example to your younger brothers and sisters by having a positive attitude about it.

  • Organize a family activity. It could be something as simple as playing a game or going for a walk together.

  • Go to church, firesides, and the temple together.

  • Listen to and obey your parents (see the fifth commandment in Ex. 20:12).

  • Always treat your family members with respect, even if you sometimes get annoyed with your siblings. Do your best to be patient with them, and always remember you love them.

  • Serve members of your family anonymously. Instead of complaining about how messy your sister is, you could help her by making her bed.

  • Visit family members who don’t live with you, such as your grandparents.

  • Cheerfully complete all the chores you have been assigned.

  • Be there for your family. If someone has something special they are involved in, like a performance or a sport, support them by being there. Build up and encourage each other.

  • Contribute to the spirit of your home by living so as to have the Holy Ghost with you at all times.

  • Plan a family service project.

  • Spend one-on-one time with your family members to get to know them and love them better.

Be there for your family. If someone has something special they are involved in, like a performance or a sport, support them by being there. Build up and encourage each other.

Contribute to the spirit of your home by living so as to have the Holy Ghost with you at all times.

[photo] Springville Junior High Seminary

[photo] Photography by Steven Bunderson. Posed by models