What is Family Home Evening

Leaders of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints have instructed members to set aside Monday night as "family home evening." This is a time for families to study the gospel together and to do other activities that strengthen the family spiritually, create family memories, and increase unity and love. To learn more visit this website.

Why Family Home Evening

"I wonder if having unplanned and infrequent family home evenings will be enough to fortify ourselves and our children with sufficient moral strength to meet the complexities of our day. Infrequent family scripture study may be inadequate to arm ourselves and our children with the virtue necessary to withstand the moral decay of the environment in which we live. Where in the world will we learn chastity, integrity, honesty, and basic human decency if not at home? These values will, of course, be reinforced at church, but teaching them in family home evening can be particularly consistent and effective. To combat the world's evil influences, we need the strength that comes from family home evening."

James E. Faust, “Enriching Our Lives through Family Home Evening,” Ensign, Jun 2003, 2–6

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Honoring Parents

The next Young Women lesson is from Manual 1 Lesson 9 and is about Honoring Parents. I look forward to this lesson and the accompanying handout....

Here it is in jpg
Here it is in pdf

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Finding Joy Now

The Young Women Manual 1 Lesson 6 is on Finding Joy Now. I like the idea of teaching our YW to take responsibility for their own happiness and provide ways in which they can recognize the good things they have in their life already.

Below is a sample of the handout I made for this lesson. On the back are the two columns with the headings "Long-Range Happiness and Joy” and “Temporary Fun and Satisfaction" with lines for them to write on as directed in the lesson.

Here is the PDF version of this handout.