Family Home Evenings 1970-71 Author:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints To the parents of the Church: — The importance of family unity -- love and consideration for one another in the family -- cannot be overemphasized. Spiritual solidarity in family relationships is the sure foundation upon which the Church and society itself will flourish. This fact is well known and appreciated by the adversary, and as never befor... more »e, he is using every clever device, influence, and power within his control to undermine and destroy this eternal institution. Only the gospel of Jesus Christ applied in family relationships will thwart this devilish destructiveness.
This is the basic reason why the Church is so emphatically promoting the importance of regularly held family home evenings. Children who grow up in homes where they have participated in family home evenings, where love and unity abound, build solid foundations for sound citizenship and for active Church participation. There is no greater legacy that parents can leave to their children than the memory and blessings of a happy, unified, and loving home.
Well-planned family home evenings can be a source of long-lasting joy and influence. These evenings are times for group activity, for organizing, for the expressions of love, for the bearing of testimony, for learning gospel principles, for family fun and recreation, and of all things, for family unity and solidarity.
Fathers and mothers who faithfully hold family home evenings and who build family unity in every way possible, fulfill with honor the greatest of all responsibilities -- that of parenthood.
This family home evening book has been planned to give your family the help you need in having the kind of family home evenings that will be most beneficial to all who participate. We extend to you our blessings as you gather together each week in this most important family activity.
Sincerely, The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints« less