Filed under: Basic Beliefs of Mormons, Families, Family Home Evenings, Family Traditions, Gospel & Doctrine, Gospel Principles, Practices & Precepts, Jesus Christ, Music, Teaching Children, Teaching Values
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are informally known as Mormons, has launched a new website designed to help strengthen families in these challenging times. It focuses on a program practiced by Mormons that can be easily adapted to families of any faith. This program, Family Home Evening or Family Night, brings the family together one night a week to learn and play as a family. It is generally a time just for families—no friends or guests are normally included.
Mormons usually hold this family night on Monday evenings, a time that is traditionally pretty calm. Of course, if Mondays are impossible, another night can be chosen, but Mormons hold no church meetings or activities that night, making it the easiest time for most families. It is set aside as a time dedicated to family life. Read more
Filed under: Children's Needs, Education, Family Home Evenings, Family Outings, Gospel Centered Marriages, Home Management, Parenting Skills, Personal Development, Problem Solving Skills, Prophets' Words
It seems nearly every day there is something else astonishing in the news–most of it bad or repugnant. Short of hiding our heads in the sand or hibernating in a cave until the Second Coming, we will be faced with crass or even overtly sick material in the media from time to time. What is a parent to do? How do we prepare our children for that which they will most likely see, if not already seen?
You may have heard Mormons talk about FHE. FHE is short for “Family Home Evening.” As Mormons (or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), we believe in the sacred nature of family. We believe that families are special and deserving of the finest within each of us. The Mormon church helps us create the strongest families possible in Christ, and one of those ways is through Family Home Evening … FHE.
At this link we read the following:
Studies have shown that families who go on an outing once a week are more successful in raising balanced children.
The family is central to the gospel of Jesus Christ. As such, the Lord has shared through His prophets how to strengthen the family and to increase joy within it. One of those ways is to hold weekly what is called “Family Home Evening.”
One of the most important things you can do for your family is to hold a weekly Family Home Evening. But for many who are new to the church, this might seem an odd event. Just what is Family Home Evening (FHE, for short)?