For tonight's Family Home Evening the topic in which I have chosen is:
Strengthening Each Member
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.
Invite a member of the family member say the prayer
Discuss any family business
Follow-up with last weeks FHE.
Scripture: Read: Mosiah 4:15
Family Home Evening Instruction:
Give each family member a piece of paper (see printable above). Invite them to draw a picture of themselves on the paper and then also write their name. When each family member is done. Hold up the picture of one of the family members. Invite each family member to say something good that they have noticed in that family member. It can be a quality that family member has, something they do, a talent, etc. Write those things in the box at the bottom of the paper. Continue with each picture, until each picture has a whole bunch of nice things written about them.
Invite your family to share how they felt as they both said something nice about the other person as well as when something nice was said about them.
Ask the question, "How can we strengthen each family member?" Show your family a toothpick. Explain that this single tooth pick could easily be broken in half. Invite a family member to break the tooth pick. Explain that as a family we can strengthen each other so we can withstand the forces of this world that are trying to "break" us. Invite each family member to share some ways they can help strengthen each other. As they say something add a tooth pick. When all of the toothpicks have been added together, tape them together or wrap an elastic around them at each end. Invite a family member to try to break it. Invite your family to sincerely try to strengthen one another.
Close by sharing your testimony.
Close with a Family Prayer.
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