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Family scripture study strengthens family ties, spiritually prepares each family member for the day, and increases everyone’s knowledge and testimony of the gospel. If you do not have family scripture study, start today!
  • Try to have scripture study everyday with the whole family. Decide on a time that works best for your family, such as before school or before bed.
  • Decide what you will read each day. One idea is to read the scriptures beginning to end and create a reading chart to follow and mark your progress. Another idea is to study by topic by going through the index or letting a family member choose.
  • Make sure everyone is involved. Ask a family member to pray. Make sure everyone has a set of scriptures. Have the older kids help the younger kids follow along. Take turns reading aloud.
  • If everyone has conflicting schedules, then have short devotionals whenever everyone is together or with different family members throughout the day. Say a prayer and read a short scripture passage.
  • Another option is to assign the reading ahead of time. Then at dinnertime or before bed, briefly discuss the scripture assignment and share thoughts and feelings.
  • Include rewards for reaching certain goals, such as reading the entire scriptures by a certain date, not missing family scripture study for a month, memorizing scripture passages together, applying lessons to real-life situations, or sharing the gospel with others.
Sharing Time: How has family scripture study blessed your family?

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Anonymous said…
we have it every day starting out with a hymn and then we close with a prayer-DAD

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