Family Home Evening Lessons

LESSON ONE - True at All Times
"Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shalt cleave unto her and none else." (D&C 42:22)
"The term fidelity denotes the similarity between reality and a representation of reality" (David A. Bednar, "Things as They Really Are" Ensign, June 2010).
Questions for Discussion
  1. How can the definition Elder Bednar gives for fidelity apply to our everyday interactions?
  2. What steps can we take to be "True at All Times" to our spouse?

Mormon Messages
Love One Another - Watch and share a new Mormon Messages video, Love One Another, to see examples of love and kindness set to the music of a beautiful hymn.

Case Study
Camille has always made friends easily and is known for her loyalty in maintaining long friendships. She has nearly 1,200 friends on Facebook and spends considerable amounts of time communicating with past high school friends, roommates, and even some past boyfriends. Her husband John is envious of the time spent on Facebook, and questions her frequent communication with others. Camille thinks John is only jealous and has begun her dialog in her secure inbox. She feels her intentions are harmless and her relationship with others is purely platonic. She is just friends with a lot of people and cannot imagine severing those relationships only because she got married.
Questions for Discussion
  • In what ways might Camille's time on Facebook be a potential hazard for infidelity in her and John's marriage?
  • What can John do to show Camille his love while still helping her to recognize that her actions are hurting their marriage?
  • What are some other media influences similar to Facebook that can be addictive and damaging to you and your spouse's relationship?