Tag: smartphone addiction

Healthy Screen Use with Nathan Sutherland of GospelTech.net

Nathan Sutherland and I had a great conversation on his GospelTech podcast. Nathan and his wife Anna are doing a really important work: helping families navigate our screen-saturated world with a focus on the Gospel of Christ. We offer hope for parents who are willing to be more intentional with their families than today’s most ...

If the App is Free, Are We the Product, Sold Like a Human Slave?

Last fall, in the five minutes a week I spend on Facebook, I shared a provocative idea. It raised a question, a push-back, even a disagreement. Take a look: I’m grateful for Greg’s push-back, as it inspired this (long delayed) post. I don’t debate on social media, but I welcome debate in blog comments. As ...

A Great Interview with ScreenStrong Podcast

I recently had the honor of appearing on the ScreenStrong Families Podcast. I think the 25-minute interview with Marketing Director Mandee Hamann is one of the most helpful I’ve done. If you need encouragement to become more intentional with screens — yours or your family’s — I think you’ll appreciate this episode. If so, please ...

We’re Confused About Social Media

The confusion about social media is a misunderstanding about what it is, and what it’s for. Most people think it’s a tool for connecting with family and friends. For sharing pictures with grandparents. For announcing important things. For convenient conversation. But social media is actually none of those things. Social media is an advertising platform ...

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Grateful for Book Awards!

My book, [Un]Intentional: How Screens Secretly Shape Your Desires, and How You can Break Free, has received some nice recent recognition. First, it won a Silver medal in the 2020 Illumination Book Awards for the Self-Help/Recovery category. These national awards “are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year’s best new titles written ...

Doctor Reveals The Real Reason Kids Are Addicted To Screens

Dr. Richard Freed reveals the reasons so many kids want to be using screens all the time. It's time for parents to know what's going on so we can wisely guide our kids through our screen-saturated world.

The Struggle With Screen Time Is Real [Guest Post]

Misty Phillip, author of The Struggle Is Real, But So Is God, invited me to write about the struggle with technology on her blog, By His Grace. I found her book title a great springboard, since it so nicely captures both the reality of our battles with technology, and the real power of the solution ...

My Child is Looking at Porn. What Should I Do?

A reader of my new book recently told me that he discovered his son had been looking at porn. This dad asked for my advice. I’ll sharing an edited version of that advice with you below. But first, according to Covenant Eyes, 90% of boys and 60% of girls will have seen porn by the ...

Will We Surrender Our Free Will to Screens? [Guest Post]

If “the machines” ever do take over, it will be because we have stopped thinking, not because they have started to.