I sent the following story to Focus on the Family, and Iowa’s Family leader.
It was Thanksgiving of last year. Some of our family members would gather at my aunt and uncles home. We would have dinner, catch up on our lives, and go through advertisements for the next days big sales. One interesting thing happened at our recent gathering. Once we got there, before the festivities started, my uncle tongue and cheekily went around with a basket and asked everyone to put their phones inside. We all did, no one really objected of course, it was a nice gag.You may have seen those meme’s going around that say “I’m having people over later to stare at their phones if you want to come by.” For the times we see extended family, which isn’t very often, it may be good to stow the screens for a few hours.