ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mormonism 101: FHE is for Family Home Evening

Updated on November 16, 2014
Source

What is FHE?

Ok, Family Home Evening (FHE) is definitely a Mormonism thing, but don't get me wrong, FHE isn't ONLY for Mormons, or LDS members; any family can plan, prepare, and host a Family Home Evening. Its title is pretty self-explanatory. It's one evening in a week (Traditionally Mondays, don't ask me why) set aside to spend with family. This time is not only used for quality time, but it can also be used as a discussion, study-the-scriptures or other material and/or learning/teaching moment.

Why is Family Home Evening so Important?

How can we expect to cultivate relationships if we don't spend the time to nurture them? How can we expect our family relations to be strong if we're too busy with our TV programs, video games, computers, ipods and so forth, that we're not willing to stop and spend time with each other?

Imagine just for a moment, a home in which nobody fights with each other, the kids say their Please's and Thank-yous, dinner as a family is looked forward to, and everybody understands where the other is coming from. How can we expect such relationships if we don't take the time to foster them? Family Home Evening helps us lay that crucial foundation. As with any structure, the building is only as good as its foundation is strong. A good family is built upon strong relations and values. As we take time to spend with family, get to know each other, form relationships and memories, we build that strong foundation of love and trust that will keep our families strong in the years to come

Source

How to Start a FHE

There are many ways to go about bringing FHE into your home:

The first step is to choose an evening when the family can be together. If needs be, make arrangements with work or other extra-curricular activities so that you may have the night open and available.

A good second step would be to plan to start the evening with a sit-down at the table Family Dinner. Engage the family before hand in preparing the meal, or setting the table etc. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect, its the quality of the time spent together, not the "perfect dinner".

Third, make it FUN! This is memorable family time, make it memorable! Keep enough control that things don't go out of hand and you end up setting the kitchen on fire, but enjoy the time together.

Fourth, center the evening on a lesson, principle, value, etc. Learn something from each other, plan a sharing/teaching moment. This can be done through an interactive game, movie, family outing, etc. The values and principles our children learn at a young age will help them to make and keep correct choices when they get older.

Finally, end the day with a review of what was learned, how everybody feels, what can be improved etc. Make things interesting, rotate who gets to pick the event next week, or who will lead out. Another good idea would be to discuss things as a family that you would like to improve on, perhaps less TV, or arguing in the family. Set goals to accomplish throughout the week and review the progress during the next FHE.

What's listed above are some suggestions to start, there are no "rules" really to hosting a FHE. the most important thing is that you are spending time with your family. The rest is up to you.

Source

Where are our Priorities?

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)