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 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.


sorniefamily said...

I love your handouts, they are so very cute. I am so glad you are willing to share them. I really like the handout with all the scriptures listed, when I used that one all the girls actually listened, and even looked the scriptures up.
Thanks again.

Erika said...

Thank you so much! I'm glad that they are useful and enjoyed!

tam said...

I love your handouts, I was wondering if you could share how you get 4 on a page like you do. I love them that way and have tried and can't get it figured out

Erika said...

I use Microsoft Publisher. After I have created the handout in PictureIt, my picture program, I create a blank postcard in Publisher. I only see one blank postcard. Then, I insert the picture I created into that blank postcard. If I were to print it out it would automatically make four per page, so the same thing happens when I create a pdf from the same document. Does that make any sense? I Love Publisher and have used it for years to create everything from newsletters to handouts.

I've never done this with Word, but I'm sure the same thing could be done.