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10 Ideas to Improve Family Scripture Study

Busy schedules and wiggly kids can sometimes make having family scripture study feel like a challenge of biblical proportions. Yet Elder Richard G. Scott of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles described the practice as one of the “essential, weight-bearing beams in the construction of a Christ-centered home.”

“Without these regular practices it will be difficult to find the desired and much-needed peace and refuge from the world,” he said in an April 2013 conference address.

With that in mind, here are a few tips on making family scripture study effective and fun.

1. Choose the right … time

Whether it’s early in the morning, before bedtime, or somewhere in between, it’s important to find a time that consistently works for your family.

2. Choose a “gathering” song

Lehi resident Tiffany Erickson says she plays the LDS song “Scripture Power” on the iPad as a cue that her family scripture study is about to start.

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