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Nursingnaturalmom 10-08-2012 05:08 AM

Just wondering....

ancoda 10-20-2012 07:41 AM

I am.  There use to be a rather big group on here, but most of them left and started up a different chat group.

rnra 10-20-2012 08:53 AM

I am!  I haven't seen too many other members of the LDS church around here.

LiLStar 10-20-2012 11:30 AM

i am

Nursingnaturalmom 10-20-2012 08:20 PM

Neat. I thought it would be nice to have a group. I just started attending a LDS church

rnra 10-21-2012 11:32 AM

That's great Nursingnaturalmom!  I hope you've enjoyed it.  If you have questions or want to talk, I'm happy to chat!

ldsmom06 10-21-2012 01:33 PM

I am lds too:)

tanyato 10-21-2012 02:44 PM

Over here! Just got home from church actually smile.gif it's nice to see some other mamas here that share my faith. Where are you all from? I live on Vancouver Island in BC Canads

Nursingnaturalmom 10-21-2012 05:55 PM

We live in Wisconsin. Just started exploring LDS.

Nursingnaturalmom 10-22-2012 07:20 PM

Can I ask what your family home education nights look like?  Do you pick what you study?  Does the church provide topics or resources for FHE's?

We typically have a family devotion twice a day anyway and the kids have a bible curriculum....Just wondering how FHE differs or not??

Nursingnaturalmom 10-22-2012 07:21 PM



mamagranola28 10-22-2012 08:02 PM

Here's a link for Family Night resources

We have a lesson and an activity once a week.  It usually works better if we do a fun activity one night and a short lesson another night.  On the night that we have a lesson we begin with a song and a prayer and then "announcements" where we take turns telling the family something that is going on in our lives that we want to share.  We have a short lesson on something we think our family needs to know more about, then a game or scripture story.  Occasionally we have a treat or do a service project for someone in our community.  We keep it short and simple.  The kids get involved with the planning and take turns with song/prayer/game.


Hope that helps!  

Nursingnaturalmom 10-22-2012 08:17 PM

][/I]Thanks. Not sure how I missed the resources on the website.

rnra 10-22-2012 08:28 PM

Family night is really left up to the discretion of the parents and needs of the family.  It varies a lot from family to family.  In my own family we sometimes have gospel discussions, sometimes we go for a hike or other outdoor nature activity, sometimes we go to museums, sometimes we play games, etc.  We start off with singing a hymn and then saying a prayer.  After that we spend 15ish minutes going over schedules and plans for the week.  Then we spend about an hour on whatever the lesson is.  We conclude with a prayer, and then often have some sort of treat/dessert afterwards.  We probably do gospel discussions about 2/3 to 3/4 of the time and then have other activities to mix it up.  It doesn't have to be formal or overly-structured. 


And yes, no coffee.  smile.gif

ancoda 10-23-2012 08:07 AM

Your signature does not say what age your kids are, but I have found some really great fun FHE ideas on this yahoo group.


We have trouble keeping our kids attention for very long, so we try to keep the lesson rather short, but meaningful.  Sometimes if it fits we make the activity relate to the lesson, or even combine with it.  Such as acting out Bible and Book of Mormon stories. 

Nursingnaturalmom 10-23-2012 09:15 AM

Coffeee is a deal breaker! dizzy.gif


My kids are 14,10,8,6,3 and 1. First 4 are girls, last 2 are boys.

LiLStar 10-23-2012 09:41 AM

If I'm feeling organized, I try and make the FHE lesson be the same as what the lesson in primary was the day before. I don't give the full lesson of course, but I look in the lesson manual (its viewable online) for ideas and try and cover the same basic concept. I figure this is great since my kids are hearing the same thing at home as they are at church. I think when they learn the same thing from different sources it makes the lesson stronger. And it shows my kids that mom & dad "endorse" what their teachers at church say. Although, there have been some awkwards moments.. lol, leading me into coffee! We drink a beverage that is basically identical to coffee in every way...except its made from cocoa beans instead of coffee beans :) Brewed the same way and everything. We love it. It even provides energy (via theobromine instead of caffeine) but its a more mild and longer lasting energy without the crash, and non addictive. Something like that may make it easier to wean off coffee if you are considering baptism in the future. Anyway, twice my 5yo has approached me saying that she learned we aren't supposed to drink "Choffy" (thats the chocolate drink) and I reassure her.. no no, your teacher said *coffee*. Choffy is just fine! They're different! lol. Another time she says "My teacher said we're not supposed to eat xylitol!" We use xylitol a lot for the dental benefits. "teeth sugar" we call it. Again I assure her, nope, xylitol is fine, but alcohol we don't drink! 

Nursingnaturalmom 10-23-2012 12:31 PM

Okay, FHE sounds fun.  Can I ask day you have all picked?  I read that the church sets aside Mondays, but i that doesn't work to try a different day.  I was thinking Fridays would work nicely.


I will try choffy.  Wonder if I can get a sample online?

Nursingnaturalmom 10-23-2012 12:33 PM

Do I have to sell it to buy it??

LiLStar 10-23-2012 01:29 PM

I hoard the stuff. (I call it "food storage" lol) if you pm me your addy I can send you some

Nursingnaturalmom 10-23-2012 02:19 PM

Really?  that would rock!!!

rnra 10-23-2012 07:23 PM

Originally Posted by Nursingnaturalmom View Post

Okay, FHE sounds fun.  Can I ask day you have all picked?  I read that the church sets aside Mondays, but i that doesn't work to try a different day.  I was thinking Fridays would work nicely.


My family has stuck with Mondays 95% of the time.  It works better for us because there are often church activities planned on the other days of the week, and the weekends get hectic.  Whatever day works best for your family is a-ok though!

rnra 10-23-2012 07:29 PM

Originally Posted by Nursingnaturalmom View Post

Coffee is a deal breaker! dizzy.gif


The "no coffee" rule comes from the Word of Wisdom.  You can read the Word of Wisdom in the Doctrine & Covenants:


Interpretations of the word of wisdom vary widely.  Some people don't drink any hot beverages, some people don't drink any caffeine, some avoid coffee/tea but drink anything else, etc..  You can read more answers by going to this website and scrolling down a bit-- .

Nursingnaturalmom 10-28-2012 07:16 PM

Having an interesting time with the book of Mormon. Lots to pray about

rnra 10-28-2012 08:07 PM

Nursingnaturalmom--I was thinking about you today!  In fact, I came to this evening just to see if you'd posted anything.  I hope your studies are going well and that, as you pray and ponder, you will be guided in the best direction for you and your family.  hug.gif

Nursingnaturalmom 10-29-2012 08:28 AM

Talk to me about the eternal family concept. I'm not sure I"m udnerstanding it

ancoda 10-29-2012 01:37 PM

Originally Posted by Nursingnaturalmom View Post

Talk to me about the eternal family concept. I'm not sure I"m udnerstanding it


I am not sure what part you want explained, but I will attempt.   We will all live again after death. That is given to everyone no matter how they live their lives on earth. 

We have the chance to be able to live forever with our families in the Celestial kingdom if we are righteous enough.  We believe to be able to live with our families in heaven we have to be sealed together in the Temple. 

Nursingnaturalmom 10-29-2012 02:59 PM

So, how does that work if the husband ais not a believer?

Nursingnaturalmom 10-29-2012 03:25 PM

And, I am reading the gospel principals. I am on the heavenly family. Am I reading correctly that the belief is that we had to leave heaven for a bit to be ale to choose good and evil? Also, it talks about being told by God that we will be like him. If that is true, how can that be? It's very clear in the bible that Satan was thrown out of heaven because he wanted to be like God and have all the power that God had. So how can we be given that power if Satan was tossed out of heaven for wanting it and trying to get it.

rnra 10-29-2012 09:22 PM

Originally Posted by Nursingnaturalmom View Post

Talk to me about the eternal family concept. I'm not sure I"m udnerstanding it


We believe that families have the opportunity to be together in the eternities.  In order for this to occur, we believe that the husband and wife must be sealed together in the temple.  That sealing ordinance, coupled with individual worthiness, our Savior's atonement, and a desire to be together allows families to never be separated--even by death.  This means that you and your husband will always be husband and wife.  When temple marriages occur it is not "til death do us part"--the couple is sealed together for time and all eternity.  Their children are also sealed to them.


I'm certainly not the most eloquent, so here are a few resources for more information:

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