Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the only way to have a friend is to be one. The depth of your character is best gauged by the depth of your friendships.
Recent technology has presented us with a new, potentially devastating forum for inappropriately sexualized relationships. The Internet with its anonymity and wide-open content can tempt us to cross physical and sexual boundaries.
In today’s social media–saturated world, no analysis of relationships would be complete without proper attention to the criteria you set for your friends—online and off. If you are engaged in online relationships that you consider to be a prominent source of support and companionship, be sure determine the strength of the relationships based on these factors.
It is because we have so much invested in our online personas – which we seemingly control, more so than in real life – that the prospect of disconnecting can feel devastating.
If you entertain the thought of disconnecting from all things tech for a while, this tech detox experience may give you some idea of what you have to look forward to.
When it comes to technology, our children are mirrors, reflecting our own values, concerns, and priorities.
How do you know if you’ve crossed over the line from use of technology, to obsession, from controller to being controlled?
The grass may appear greener on the Internet, but it is virtual turf. It’s arranged; it isn’t real.
Choosing quiet means saying no to technology distractions. It means finding a time each day, whenever possible, to intentionally choose to be fully present with God.