To the Mothers in Zion: Have Weekly Home Evenings

This is part five of my ongoing feature of President Benson’s address to mothers.

Have Weekly Home Evenings. Fifth, take time to have a meaningful weekly home evening. With your husband presiding, participate in a spiritual and an uplifting home evening each week. Have your children actively involved. Teach them correct principles. Make this one of your great family traditions. Remember the marvelous promise made by President Joseph F. Smith when home evenings were first introduced to the Church: “If the Saints obey this counsel, we promise that great blessings will result. Love at home and obedience to parents will increase. Faith will be developed in the hearts of the youth of Israel, and they will gain power to combat the evil influence and temptations which beset them” (in James R. Clark, comp., Messages of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6 vols. [1965–75], 4:339). This wonderful promise is still in effect today.

Ezra Taft Benson, To the Mothers in Zion, address given at a fireside for parents, 22 February 1987.

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One thought to “To the Mothers in Zion: Have Weekly Home Evenings”

  1. I LOVE your blog purpose and title!
    You honor the calling well!

    Thanks for the acknowledgement of the importance of FHE. I deeply believe in it’s purpose and value and am always grateful for the reminder!

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