"A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells" by President Henry B. Eyring gives us some tips on how to invite that miraculous feeling of the Spirit in our and help it stay longer. Scroll down for questions to use as you ponder this great talk.
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Questions to Ponder
When have you felt united with your family or another group? What led to that feeling?
How do you reduce distractions to allow more spiritual moments at home?
Elder Eyring says contention, pride, and sin can make it hard to feel the spirit in our homes. How do you get the Spirit back after it feels gone?
(You might want to use a chalkboard or list to contrast the spiritual decline with "the rise to the spiritual place." and then ask how this relates to our families): How can pride manifest in the family setting?
Why is "persuading children to share" not as effective as building faith?
How have you seen family members desire to follow your example?
How has "Come Follow Me" blessed your family?
When family members wander, how do you avoid discouragement?
When you hear a family member pray for you, how does that make you feel?
When have you felt the power of an "I'm sorry"?
How can we feel the joy of forgiveness as we take the sacrament?
How would you describe the feeling of the temple and its grounds to someone who hasn't been there?
What can you do to make the temple more part of the lives of each member of your family?
What can you do this week to help your family feel the Spirit and increase in faith?
What can we do in our homes and lives to keep contention, pride and sin at bay?
Describe how we let pride creep into our lives. How can we change these actions?
How does sharing allow us to grow spiritually?
What are some of the negative effects of putting ourselves and others into classes or categories?
What can we do to help decrease the hate that seems so prevalent in our world today?
As we strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ, how can we help our children and/or those around us to strengthen theirs?
What does it mean to “preach against a symptom”? Why is this less likely to build faith?
What are some ways that we can replace pride with humility?
How do you teach your children, or those you have stewardship over, pray? What do you pray about or for? How do we learn talk with Heavenly Father, not just at Him?
What are some ways that we can humble ourselves enough to say “I’m sorry”?
How do you continue to forgive the same slight or transgressions over and over?
How can you know if you are worrying about the wrong problem?