Family Home Evening or FHE is time set aside for our families. We spend time with our families in order to develop a closer relationship with them. It is also a time to learn about our Heavenly Father and about the gospel.
It is often hard to prioritize Family Home Evening over homework, "the game", dates, or other good and productive activities. Sometimes it may be impossible to gather everyone together and spend an hour or two together a week. Thomas S. Monson, our Prophet, said this,"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."
For me, homework is what keeps me from setting time aside to have a Family Home Evening. I can always justify and tell myself that I don't have time to do FHE because I wouldn't finish my homework if I do that. But I know that things will workout if I just do what he asks. 1 Nephi 3:7 This short message from President Monson has inspired me to make it a priority to have a Family Home Evening with just me and my wife every week. Whether it's going for a walk, or sharing a lesson from the scriptures, making an effort to spend time with our families will be a blessing to us all.
With the following link you can read about others favorite Family Home Evening memories including one about a Dad who is away in the Air force and still makes time through video chat to have a Family Home Evening Every week. lds.org Family Home Evening
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