“Families Are Part of Heavenly Father’s Plan.” The Sharing Time outline contains this wise advice: “As you teach about eternal families, be sensitive to children who do not have both a mother and a father in their home. Also be sensitive to children who have parents or siblings who are less active or who are not members of the Church. Encourage all the children to live worthily and prepare so they can have eternal families of their own someday.”
Here are some ideas to prayerfully consider, in order to meet the needs of Primary children in all kinds of families.
- “Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family”: Try Nontraditional families (Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s message is timeless, wherever Mother’s Day and Father’s Day fall in the calendar.)
- “Family prayer, family scripture study, and family home evening can strengthen my family”: Even if parents don’t hold these family activities, children can lead the way! See “And A Little Child Shall Lead Them”
- “The priesthood can bless and strengthen my family:” You might be looking for a way to answer girls’ question “Why don’t I get the priesthood too?” See ““The Priesthood and Me”, Friend magazine, April 2018. Also see “Restoration of Priesthood AND Relief Society.”
- “Heavenly Father wants me to marry in the temple and have an eternal family”: See “Primary Children Looking Toward the Temple.”
God bless the children – in all kinds of families.