“Long-Distance Family Home Evening,” Ensign, August 2012, 65
My sister-in-law and I felt like we were missing out on the blessings of having family home evening with family; she had recently divorced and my husband was inactive, and our children were grown and had families of their own. My sister-in-law suggested we hold a monthly family home evening together on the phone since she and I live several hundred miles apart. I thought that was a great idea. We decided that each Monday we would discuss a different general conference talk (though we have deviated from that plan a few times). We alternate who chooses the talk, and we both read it ahead of time. Sometimes the person leading the discussion will e-mail in advance so we can coordinate the treat. We often finish by playing a few rounds of Internet Scrabble. We have been holding these family home evenings for over three years now, and it has been our sweetest and most rewarding time together.