Sunday, May 10, 2015

FHE: We'll Ascend Together

As per my Marriage and Relationship goal this month, I am working on improving the spiritual aspect of our marriage/family/home. I want Zach and I to become stronger, spiritually, together. I also want to start good habits for JaiseAnn as she grows. We already say prayers as a family and read scriptures, but there's still some things we need to do.

We need to get rid of some of the stuff in our home that doesn't belong there--gossip, inappropriate television, etc. And we need to add some thoughtful quotes, some more order, kinder words, and we need to start truly implementing family night. 

Each Sunday I will post our FHE plans for the following Monday. Our topics will be based on the latest general conference talks and Zach and I will take turns choosing them. (If these posts assist me in being more prepared for FHE, it is likely they will continue past the month of May), so please let me know if they help you. 

FHE ideas

We'll Ascend Together talk by Linda K. Burton
Uplifting and helping your spouse to become the very best s/he can possibly be. 

Read the talk in advance. 
Take turns sharing one or two quotes that stand out to you.
Have an open/honest discussion--In what ways do you feel you help your spouse best? In what areas can you improve?
Share with your spouse some of the potential you see in him/her. How do you plan to help him/her reach it?

If you feel comfortable and ready, discuss you own personal answers to these questions that posed in the talk:

  1. 1. 
    When was the last time I sincerely praised my companion, either alone or in the presence of our children?
  2. 2. 
    When was the last time I thanked, expressed love for, or earnestly pleaded in faith for him or her in prayer?
  3. 3. 
    When was the last time I stopped myself from saying something I knew could be hurtful?
  4. 4. 
    When was the last time I apologized and humbly asked for forgiveness—without adding the words “but if only you had” or “but if only you hadn’t”?
  5. 5. 
    When was the last time I chose to be happy rather than demanding to be “right”?

Family Application/Activity--Toddler Friendly
Play a game as a family where mom and dad work together as a team. 
JaiseAnn is so little--she's really into hide and seek right now, so we'll probably hide together and then when she hides we'll find her together.

JaiseAnn and I will make our FHE treats the day of FHE and we'll try to find more clean/toddler friendly treats like these

This week we'll make these three ingredient bars

What are your thoughts on FHE? Do you have a family night? How does it strengthen your marriage/family/home?

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