by: Billy McDaniel
We all know the impact of technology on our lives. It's ubiquitous and we are overwhelmed by it. We're launching a new resource in our Home Point Resource Center for families (and individuals) to help us have healthy relationships with our screens. The main focus of this resource is for individuals and families to use technology in a God-honoring way. Our challenge to everyone is to live the Connected 3D life and it's based on 3 D’s: Disconnect to connect, Deepen internal values, and Develop external boundaries. We know how easy it is to while away the hours while our relationships go nowhere. We've got a few ideas below to help out with this...
Connected 3D Prayer: Stop whatever you are doing right now to spend a few moments in prayer for yourself and your family using the following...
- DISCONNECT TO CONNECT: “Lord, help me to recognize when to put my device away and connect with You and with those closest to me.”
- DEEPEN INTERNAL VALUES: “Lord, I choose to honor you with how I use all areas of technology.”
- DEVELOP EXTERNAL BOUNDARIES: “God, I will not allow technology to be used in an unhealthy way by myself or my family. Help us to create some new boundaries in our home that are appropriate for our family.”
We hope the resources you find here, at the Home Point Resource Center, and on our Facebook page will help you and your family to replace virtual connection with real connection to God and each other.
Click HERE to connect with the Digital Kid’s Initiative, a Christian-based resource created by the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. Here you will find information and resources to help you and your family navigate the digital world.
Click HERE to download a free screen background for your smartphone.