Tag: Smartphones

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 ...

Kellogg’s And Blues Clues: Lying With Pride, Destroying Our Kids

It’s so hard to see a delusion for what it is when you’re immersed in it. When everything you see and hear and feel confirm the powerful propaganda. But lies are obvious to anyone on the outside. And it’s so easy to just go along — to float on the raging river of lies. We ...

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 ...

On Homeschooling #3: Technology

This is the third in a series of short interview questions produced by Alpha and Omega Publishing. AOP asked for my thoughts on technology and homeschooling. In today’s episode, I challenge us to understand the battle we’re facing with our kids and technology, and help our kids aspire to a higher purpose. We are here ...

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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 ...

Don’t Surrender Your Kids To A Screen-Shaped World

Why do we accept the dominant narrative that our kids live in a different world? An October 2019 article by Julie Jargon in the Wall Street Journal claims to help parents better understand their other-worldly teens. It’s called: “Teens Explain Their YouTube Obsession (Because Adults Don’t Get It)”. The embedded video says: “Teens Explain YouTube ...

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 ...

Do you ever say: “But I don’t have time”?

Does this ever come out of your mouth? “I wish I could do [some good thing I should be doing], but I just don’t have time.” If you’re spending more than four hours a week watching something on a screen, I can help you. And since the average person spends around 32 hours a week ...

10 Screen-Free Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Child

I know. Your child wants a new phone or tablet or video game for Christmas sooooooo badly. And the sales are irresistible. And all their friends have one, or are getting one, too. How happy they’ll be when they see that shiny new device under the tree! But, oh, how unhappy you’ll all be after ...