It’s another “Celebrate Family 2011” blog hop – this time with ideas for FHE lessons relating to the Family Proclamation. There are some wonderful suggestions, so if you’re looking for new ideas for family night lessons (and I am constantly), I’m sure you’ll find something that you can adapt. Have fun surfing!Here are the ideas from the four blogs sponsoring the party:
- Marriage is Ordained of God
- Divine Nature
- The Plan of Salvation and Happiness
- God’s Plan for Parenthood
- The Sanctity of Life
- The Responsibilities of Parents
- Finding Happiness in Family Life
- The Roles of Fathers and Mothers
- Why We Must Fulfill Our Responsibilities
- Promoting Measures that Strengthen the Family
The title of the proclamation on the family reads: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World—The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
Three things about the title are worth our careful reflection. First, the subject: the family. Second, the audience, which is the whole world. And third, those proclaiming it are those we sustain as prophets, seers, and revelators. All this means that the family must be of tremendous importance to us, that whatever the proclamation says could help anyone in the world, and that the proclamation fits the Lord’s promise when he said, “Whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same” (D&C 1:38).
This is truly an inspired document, and definitely worthy of a few family night lessons. Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas. And have fun teaching and enjoying and loving your families.