David O. McKay: “The home is the first and most effective place for children to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self-control; the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of the home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.”
Scripture: Mosiah 4:14
Read “A Family Night,” pg. 74 of Family Home Evening Resource Book
- What happened to the spirit of the Reynolds’ home when the children argued?
- Why did it change when the children shared good thoughts about each other?
- How can we make love grow?
1 John 4:7
As families turn to Heavenly Father in prayer they can be filled with His love and ability to love others unconditionally just as Jesus did.
- What are ways we can overcome bad feelings & let love grow?
Make a chart with a heart in the middle that says “Love One Another.” Then make sunshine rays all around it. Each time a family member shows love color in the ray and write down what they did.
Elder Bruce Hafen: “Love is nowhere more potent or more significant than in marriage and family life.”
Elder Neal A Maxwell: “It is in family wherein we can learn, first and best, about love, taking turns, negotiating, and restraining selfishness…it is the most efficient means for producing human happiness and human goodness…the places where God’s extraordinary work is most often done by ordinary people.”(both from the Strengthening Our Families)