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Family Lesson: Loving Yourself

“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” — the second part of the Savior’s infamous answer to the question, “Which is the great commandment?” (Matthew 22:35-40). But the clause in this commandment – can you see it? Love others as you love yourself. Giving to…

February 12, 2017

Family Lesson: Discipleship

You can help even the youngest members of your family understand the importance of discipleship by teaching them that it means to do what the Savior would do. This may not always come naturally—the process is a journey. We’ve come up with this simple…

January 19, 2017

10 Kid-Friendly Family Lessons on Gratitude

We are doing something a little different this month for our family lesson. Instead of just one lesson we’ve created, we’ve rounded up a list of 10 of our favorite lessons on gratitude! We hope you enjoy one (or maybe even a few) of…

November 7, 2016

4 Things to Do When Marriage Feels Hard

We are so excited to introduce to you one of our newest contributing authors, Jan Clark! Jan graduated in Family Studies and has since committed to engage in the fight to help people find true, consistent joy in their familial relationships – starting with her…

October 30, 2016

Earning Our Children’s Trust Through Our Own Obedience

Having children has given me a deeper understanding of why God asks us to be obedient. We want our children to obey rules so they don’t get hurt or so they can succeed because we can usually see the bigger picture for them. And…

October 25, 2016

Family Lesson : Obedience – Wings to Fly!

Team member Jeni Awerkamp has created this family lesson for you to go along with October’s theme of obedience. We hope this lesson will enhance your experience with your study of obedience as you share with your family. We love the way Jeni has used…

October 16, 2016

Family Feature : Brian & Emily Blewitt

Have you ever met an amazing family and had the thought, “If only I could be a fly on the wall and find out how they do it!”? Well you’re in luck! We are starting a new series here at the Small Seed that…

September 18, 2016

Traditions of Faith : Back to School Feast

It’s that time of year again! The school year is coming upon us quickly…or if you’re like me you might already be a couple weeks in! So whether you have started school or soon will, whether your kids are homeschooled or attend a private…

August 16, 2016

5 Ways to Use Gospel Music to Strengthen Your Family

  A few weeks ago I had had it. School had just let out for the summer, and seemingly overnight my 3 daughters’ behavior went from scheduled and predictable to totally out of control. With 3 toddlers in our home there aren’t a lot…

July 7, 2016

Teaching Kids Faith: On the Go

With summer finally here, my kids are enjoying the freedom that comes from the long warm summer days, road trips and getting to spend more time together. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can continue to make faith an intentional part of…

June 30, 2016