Southern General Hospital

Family Night With Karen

Family playing games

When I was at university working on a masters degree I made friends with a young girl called Karen who happened to be a member of the Latter Day Saints Church. I learned a lot of things from Karen, and one of them is that in the Mormon Church many families have a family night one night a week. Every Monday evening, Karen’s family would turn off the TV, unhook the phones, turn off the radio and have no interruptions from outside the home. Children were not allowed to participate in sports later than 6 o clock, and there were no communications with the world outside the home.