The Lord has commanded members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to regularly attend church, as doing so leads to a joyful life, full of fellowship and learning. In addition, we're taught that we have the opportunity and duty to obtain an even larger quantity of spiritual knowledge in the home. This places a great responsibility upon families, and more especially upon parents. Consequently, a parent might ask, "how do I find the time to provide my children with so much learning?" The answer is consistency.
Houses are not built in a day, but rather brick by brick. Likewise, strong families are a result of consistent effort over time. In the April 2013 General Conference, Apostle Richard G. Scott said, "I’m sure you can identify the fundamental principles that center your home on the Savior. The prophetic counsel to have daily personal and family prayer, daily personal and family scripture study, and weekly family home evening are the essential, weight-bearing beams in the construction of a Christ-centered home." He later goes on to say, "Remember: little things lead to big things. Seemingly insignificant indiscretions or neglect can lead to big problems. More importantly, simple, consistent, good habits lead to a life full of bountiful blessings."
The Lord's instruction for parents to be primary facilitators in their children's quest for truth can best be achieved by small and consistent steps. The frequency for family scripture study should be daily, but the Lord has not set a specific time frame as to how long. My wife and I have found that for us personally, 15 minutes of couple scripture study each day is sufficient toward strengthening our marriage and we are excited to share this tradition with our future children.
What blessings can, or have, come to your family as a result of studying the scriptures together?