Will your child walk into the Temple feeling anxious or feeling excited?
There is a lot that you can do to turn the dial toward joy rather than trauma.
How to prepare your child for their 1st Temple experience
prepare every needful thing.Doctrine & Covenants 88:119
Many young people will soon have the amazing opportunity
to serve in the Temple for the very first time.
They might be wondering if they are ready for that momentous event in their lives.
They might even be a little bit nervous.
Let’s talk about 4 steps that you can help them take
to make sure they are a prepared as they can be.
Step 1 – Get children excited about the Temple
These are the greatest blessings we can receive in this life.President Joseph Fielding Smith
Your kids have every reason to be excited about going to the Temple for the first time.
Read here for how to help your children understand why going to the Temple
is such an amazing thing to look forward to.
Step 2 – Help them prepare spiritually
As temples are prepared for the people,
the people need to prepare themselves for the temple.President Russell M. Nelson
The more your children have prepared themselves spiritually,
the more special the experience will be.
Here are some great ideas that will really help.
Step 3 – Help them prepare physically
The temple is the Lord’s house.
He wants us to be ready in every way when we go
so that we can feel the peace and blessings that come from serving in the templePreparing Your Child for Temple Baptisms and Confirmations
Physical preparation may not seem as important as the spiritual preparation your child can make.
But there are a few things that can really make a difference.
Read on for 3 tips that will help them prepare.
Step 4 – Help them seize the day
Many have appreciated the temple as a place to get away from the world
and to communicate with Heavenly Father.Endowed from on High
The day your child walks into the Temple for the first time is a big deal.
Help them prepare for that momentous day and the peace and joy that will come.
You can prepare your children for their first Temple experience
These 4 simple steps can make all of the difference for your kids
when they first walk into the Temple.
Let us know if you have other ideas that have helped your children.
We would love to hear your thoughts.