"Family home evening is a special time set aside each week that brings family members together and strengthens their love for each other, helps them draw closer to Heavenly Father, and encourages them to live righteously" - lds.orgIt starts off with a opening song (like a hymns or Children's Primary songs), an opening prayer, a poem/ scripture verse/ talent, a gospel related lesson, an activity/dessert, and then it ends with a closing prayer. Family home Evening can be a time for the family to counsel with one another and establish the things that each member of the family believes should be incorporated in the family unit. The typical home evening is set for Monday nights but that doesn't work for everyone. The first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have said:
"Family home evenings should be scheduled once a week as a time for discussions of gospel principles, recreation, work projects, skits, songs around the piano, games, special refreshments, and family prayers. Like iron links in a chain, this practice will bind a family together, in love, pride, tradition, strength, and loyalty." (Salvation; A Family Affair, Ensign, July 1992, p. 4-President Ezra Taft Benson)-Home&Family First Presidency Statements.For more Family Home Evening Help click HERE.
For Some Family Home Evening Ideas click HERE.
Dax and I have struggled with family home evening ever sense we've been married almost 2 years ago! How is a newly married couple supposed to have family home evening? It'd seem like everyday would be family home evening, right?! And yet something still seems to be missing. I found a blog called Mormon Momma and there were a few comments on this very topic!
Roy Fuller writes: