The day after BYU finals ended, our entire family sat down for a family counsel. We try to have one every Sunday afternoon, but this extra meeting was called to get us jump started on a good summer.
One of the things we discussed was the desire to have good habits through the summer. Rather then let it be a time of sleeping in, general laziness, amid a frantic vacation or two and some summer camps, we'd like it to be a time of fun and continued positive progress.
One of the most important things for us will be to keep up good habits of family night, family prayer, and family scriptures study.
Watch this video clip together.
- What kinds of patterns or habits can help our bodies? (healthy food, enough sleep, exercise, etc.)
- What kinds of patterns or habits can help our spirits? (scripture reading, prayer, obedience, church and temple attendance, service, etc.)
- How can we help each other have better spiritual habits?
D. Todd Christofferson
We ought not to think we can go weeks and months without spiritual sustenance and not suffer and not have a deadening influence in our spiritual life. Acknowledging the reality of our need for a daily spiritual ministration of manna helps us increase in our courage to do the right thing and to serve others — more than we would have if we ignored God.
What spiritual habits have made the most difference in your family?