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How grandparents can build faith in grandchildren

Posted - May 13, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.



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Watch to see some great ideas from grandparenting expert, Lauralee Christensen, on how to strengthen the testimonies of your grandchildren.

Other faith building activities Lauralee recommends:

  1. **Grandpa's Scripture Club 2. Sharing stories that touch hearts
    1. Bonding through Duty to God and Personal Progress
    2. One-on-one time** We also asked our friends on Facebook for ideas on how grandparents can leave a legacy of faith.

"Let them know we have a testimony as often as possible and share faith promoting stories with them."-Lois Anderson

"Take your children and grandchildren to the Temple. They will learn how important the work is and its importance for the whole family. Families are forever and they can help other families, too, besides their own. It is unselfish service."-Charlene Tso

"Journals. I write in mine not every day, but do write in it. I write about my struggles, great or small, along with the triumphs. I write in it knowing that my posterity will read them someday, so I keep it on a spiritual level. I also like taking a day with one grandchild and spend it just with her/him. We talk about anything and everything. I have written my family history and work at the family history center."-Maria Aliaga Landon Barnhart

"Having one-on-one time with each grandchild... Making memories."-Stephanie Hilton Hardman

"We have some family members that live far away. We "hang out" as a family once a month on Google+. It is a video conference that allows all the families to see every other family. The little ones can talk about what they did in church. Older children can tell what they are doing in Young Men, Young Women's, or school. We talk about the scriptures that we have been reading that month. As grandparent,s we make sure we say "hello" to every grandchild. It is our long distance Family Home Evening."-Mary Richens Perkins

"Leave a journal of faith, stories about you, and pictures."-Peggy Anderson

"My grandparents are, of course, from the old school e.g. cooking etc. They never cooked out of the box like we do today or have microwaves. My grandparents left me a legacy of cookbooks which I use today. Since I do not have any children I have passed some of these recipes down to my nieces and nephews (ye,s boys like to cook too!). I have made a nice recipe cook book for them. I love what they have left me."-Lorie Click

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