We had this Family Home Evening this past week. It works well for a couple but would totally work for families with children as well. We both enjoyed it and learned a lot from it that I thought it was worth sharing! :)
Song: "I Love to See the Temple" (Primary Songbook page 95)
Scripture: Jacob 3:7 (the first half is great! You could probably find a better scripture if you looked though...)
Lesson: I read the section about Love from True to the Faith. And then because it is still just the two of us (two and a half of us?? LoL!), I also read the first two paragraphs and the last section called "Achieving a Happy Marriage" from Marriage in True to the Faith.
Application: (This was the best part of the lesson!!) We each went to 5lovelanguages.com and took the assessment. We took it separately--but at the same time and then talked about our results afterwards. This would also work for children because there is a quiz for kids as well. For those of you that have never heard about the Love Languages, Gary Chapman has written several books about how we each feel love in a different "language." You have to learn to speak the language of your spouse/ children in order for them to feel loved. It really is interesting to see how the other person feels loved because then I can purposefully do things that say "I Love You" for Casey and he can do the same for me.
Song: "Love at Home" (Hymn number 294)
Treat: I just made pistachio pudding and then we had bananas on top--sounds strange but it was delicious and healthy! I was thinking it would be fun to make your spouse's favorite treat or possibly something heart shaped (look at this website for "love" shaped food ideas).
Activity: After learning each other's (children's) love languages--do something together that shows the love. Generally most people have different love languages so for 5-10 minutes or so, the wife can do something to show love in her husband's language and then switch.