This year, the Church has split it’s “Light the World” campaign into four distinct weeks, with each focusing on a different sphere you can influence for good.
For the third week of December, we are encouraged to light our families. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here is a list of helpful ideas with varying degrees of time commitment and planning.
- Pray for each member of your family specifically.
- Call a parent or parent figure on the phone.
- Write down a spiritual experience in your journal for future generations to remember.
- Spend some time doing your family history.
- Take a family name to the temple.
- Strive to have family prayer each evening.
- Make a family meal together.
- At dinner, go around the table and tell everyone why you love them.
- Hold a family council and discuss goals for the next year.
- Help someone with their chores, especially ones they don’t like.
- Wake up early and make breakfast for everyone.
- Have a priesthood holder give a blessing to the members of your family.
- Take a family photo together.
- Let someone sleep in.
- Take each of your children or siblings on a one-and-one activity.
- Do an activity you know your family member loves, even if you don’t enjoy it.
- Clean the house.
- Learn a new skill together.
- Write Christmas cards to each other.
- Bear your testimony to a family member.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.