Family Home Evening- My Gospel Standards: I will only read and watch things that are pleasing to Heavenly Father.

Family Home Evening Outline for: I Will Only Read and Watch Things That are Pleasing to Heavenly Father.

Welcome everyone to Family Night

Sing: "Search, Ponder and Pray" pg 109  Children's Songbook

Have a member of the family member say the prayer

Discuss any family business

Scripture: Mosiah 1:6-7 "
 6 O my sons, I would that ye should remember that these sayings are true, and also that these records are true. And behold, also the plates of Nephi, which contain the records and the sayings of our fathers from the time they left Jerusalem until now, and they are true; and we can know of their surety because we have them before our eyes.
 And now, my sons, I would that ye should remember to search them diligently, that ye may profit thereby; and I would that ye should keep the commandments of God, that ye may prosper in the land according to the promises which the Lord made unto our fathers."
Read: "The Bad Movie" by Julia Woodbury  

Discuss with your family what was the girl concerned about?  What did she do about her problem? (Emphasize that she prayed for help.  Discuss that we can also pray if we are unsure if we should read or watch something.  If we have to question it, we probably shouldn't read or watch it.)

Show the poster: "Would Heavenly Father be pleased if I watched or read this?" (see free printable above)

Have each family member choose a card.  Take turns reading the card and deciding which on it should go under yes or no.  Have them put them under the correct heading. 

Read the section "Entertainment and Media" in the For Strength of Youth Pamphlet

Discuss why we should watch and read things that uplift you.  Also, discuss what will happen if we choose to watch and read things that are not pleasing to our Heavenly Father.

Bear testimonies on watching and reading things that will please our Heavenly Father.

If you would like conclude by watching one of the videos on "Mormon Messages" with your family.

Close with a Family Prayer.

Treat option:
What goes better with a movie then popcorn?  So tonight, pop some and enjoy it as you watch some uplifting videos.

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