Preparation: I hope and pray that you can use these ideas as a guideline and adjust them to the needs of your own specific family. Our prophet President Monson says, "We cannot afford to neglect this heaven-inspired program. It can bring spiritual growth to each member of the family, helping him or her to withstand the temptations which are everywhere. The lessons learned in the home are those that last the longest." On Lds.org there are resources available in helping to make your Family Home Evenings successful, here is a link to that site on Family Home Evenings.
Sing: "Stand for the Right", Children's Song Book Pg 159
Have a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Follow-up with last weeks FHE.
Introduce this weeks Topic:
Scripture: Read: Deuteronomy 6:17-18
Family Home Evening Instruction:
Begin family home evening by showing the video, "Dare to Stand Alone". After the movie, ask family members what some of the circumstances were where someone stood up for what they believed in. Discuss those circumstaces as a family.
Read this quote:
"President Thomas S. Monson has said, “Where once the standards of the Church and the standards of society were mostly compatible, now there is a wide chasm between us, and it’s growing ever wider.”6"
Discuss as a family what some ways the standards of the church and the standards of the world differ.
Read this quote:
"President Harold B. Lee said: “The only safety we have as members of this church is to … learn to give heed to the words and commandments that the Lord shall give through His prophet. … There will be some things that take patience and faith. You may not like what comes. … It may contradict your political views … your social views … interfere with … your social life. But if you listen to these things, as if from the mouth of the Lord Himself, … ‘the gates of hell shall not prevail against you … and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you …’ (D&C 21:6).”16"
Discuss as a family why it is important to follow God's law, even if society says other wise.
Invite family members to share examples of how they can stand up for what they believe. Remind family
member to not be "self-righteous", but treat other with love and respect, when we stand for our beliefs.
Read this quote from Neil L. Anderson's conference address:
Invite family members to bear their testimonies about Standing for the right.
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Close with a Family Prayer.