Eternal Marriage

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FHE Scripture

Scripture

Matthew 16:19

19 – And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

1. I love to see the temple.
I’m going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I’ll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.2. I love to see the temple.I’ll go inside someday.
I’ll cov’nant with my Father;
I’ll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I’ve learned this truth:
A fam’ly is forever.

Families Can Be Together Forever

1. I have a fam’ly here on earth.
They are so good to me.
I want to share my life with them through all eternity.
[Chorus]
Fam’lies can be together forever
Through Heav’nly Father’s plan.
I always want to be with my own family,
And the Lord has shown me how I can.
The Lord has shown me how I can.

2. While I am in my early years,
I’ll prepare most carefully,
So I can marry in God’s temple for eternity.

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Demonstrate Eternal Marriage using the Ripple object lesson. Highlight the marriage of grandparents or other family member. Discuss Eteranl Marriage. Testify of the sacred sealing power of an Eternal Marriage.

Ripple Object Lesson

Fill a large bowl, or even the sink, with water. Drop a small pebble in, showing the rippling effect. Point out to family members that many of the decisions they make in their lives will have an effect similar to the effect of the pebble on the water. The effects of these decisions will continue on and on, touching other people’s lives besides their own.

Highlight the marriage of grandparents or other family member

Briefly, tell the story of how your grandparents or other married family members met. Show pictures taken throughout their marriage. Discuss and show pictures of what has come out of their marriage (rippling effect). Make the point that because they married the right person, at the right time, in the right place, wonderful blessings have come from it.

Discuss the following questions about Eternal Marriage

  • Why is temple marriage so important?
  • How will it affect your life now and in the future?

Discuss how deciding early in your life that you want a temple marriage could help you make many correct decisions in the future.

Testify of the sacred sealing power of an Eternal Marriage

*For Teenagers or Adults* Demonstrate Eternal Marriage using the Ripple object lesson. Highlight the marriage of grandparents or other family member. Read Quote on Eternal Marriage. Testify of the sacred sealing power of an Eternal Marriage

Ripple Object Lesson

Fill a large bowl, or even the sink, with water. Drop a small pebble in, showing the rippling effect. Point out to family members that many of the decisions they make in their lives will have an effect similar to the effect of the pebble on the water. The effects of these decisions will continue on and on, touching other people’s lives besides their own.

Highlight the marriage of grandparents or other family member

Briefly, tell the story of how your grandparents or other married family members met. Show pictures taken throughout their marriage. Discuss and show pictures of what has come out of their marriage (rippling effect). Make the point that because they married the right person, at the right time, in the right place, wonderful blessings have come from it.

Read and discuss the following quote:

“Probably the most consequential event in your lives takes place when you are united in marriage. It will have a far reaching effect upon your future. Like the ripples caused by a pebble cast upon a placid pool, the decision you make in regard to where, with whom, and by whom this event will take place will affect not only you, but the lives of many others, especially your children.” (ElRay L. Christiansen, in Conference Report, Apr. 1974, p. 34; see also Ensign, May 1974, p. 25.)

Discuss ways children can prepare now to be married in the temple someday.

Testify of  the sacred sealing power of an Eternal Marriage

FHE Treat

Treat

Pear-Cinnamon Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream or Coconut Oatmeal Chewies

Pear-Cinnamon Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients:

Filling Ingredients:

4 whole (to 5) Large Pears (Bosc Work Well)
⅔ cups Sugar
¼ teaspoons Salt

Topping Ingredients:

1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
⅓ cups Sugar
⅓ cups Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
½ cups Pecans, Very Finely Chopped
1 stick Butter, Melted

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel, core, and dice pears. Place into a bowl and stir together with 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Stir together. Drizzle melted butter gradually, stirring with a fork as you go until all combined.

Pour pears into a baking dish; top with crumb topping.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Place pan on top rack of oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Coconut Oatmeal Chewies

Ingredients:

1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 whole Large Eggs
1 cup (2 Sticks), Butter, Softened To Room Temperature
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Salt
2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
1 cup Shredded Coconut
1 cup Quick Oats

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together the sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased or lined (Silpat or parchment) baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are set but not overly browned (bake a few minutes longer for a crispier version).

(Recipes taken from www.TastyKithcen.com)

 

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

 

1-  Enjoy a slideshow or/videos of Mom and Dad’s wedding day!

2- Play Silent Charades

  1. Have team one leave the room as team two decides on a word that team one will have to guess. When team one returns, team two says a word that rhymes with the mystery word as a clue. For example, if the mystery word is “cat,” team two might say “bat.”
  2. Team one then starts guessing by acting out a word that rhymes with “bat,” such as “rat” or “flat.” When team two recognizes the word team one is miming, they either shake their heads no (and team one must mime another rhyming word) or yell “Yes!” if the word is the correct one. The teams switch roles for the next round.

(Game taken from Familyfun.go.com)

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