Each month, LDS youth around the world study a different doctrinal principle that is coordinated across Young Men, Young Women, and youth Sunday School classes.

The topic for August is Marriage and Family, a topic that was talked about a lot in the most recent general conference. As society continues to devalue the family, it’s important for us to stand strong to protect the family unit in society and also to strengthen our own families at home.

In April conference, Elder Richard G. Scott said that not only parents but also children have an important role in strengthening the family and the feeling of peace at home. “Be certain that every decision you make, whether temporal or spiritual, is conditioned on what the Savior would have you do. When He is the center of your home, there is peace and serenity. There is a spirit of assurance that pervades the home, and it is felt by all who dwell there” (“For Peace At Home“).

Parents, grandparents, siblings, and leaders can help the youth learn these doctrines if they will study the doctrines themselves and regularly discuss the doctrines with the youth during the month. Below is a list of the lessons that may be taught during the month.  Quorum and class presidencies and leaders will use the Spirit to determine what is taught.

The  instructional resources and videos referenced in the lesson outlines are available on LDS.org and also in the Gospel Library mobile app for iOS and Android for convenient offline use on Sunday. The youth teaching sections Getting Started, Teaching the Gospel in the Savior’s Way, and Learning and Teaching Ideas are also available on the mobile app.

You may also want to refer to the following resources:

The youth are encouraged to Learn the doctrine, Act upon it in some way, then Share what they have learned. Can you think of ways to help the youth Learn, Act, and Share?


christ-centered-homeFrom page 13 of the August issue of the New Era.

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