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.
You may think you’re not a formal counselor, therapist, doctor, or attorney. Because you don’t hold one of these specific titles, then your job doesn’t put you in a position to offer advice or counseling to other people. So you don’t have to worry about it, right? Not necessarily. The potential for a counseling situation …
How do you know if you and your family have crossed that line from technology use to obsession? Perhaps the true answer to whether or not you have control over the technology in your life is to do a tech detox. You may want to begin first by trying out the tech detox yourself before …
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.
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.
The grass may appear greener on the Internet, but it is virtual turf. It’s arranged; it isn’t real.
When we doubt how enternally precious we are to God, we choose to substitute temporal significance, often found through the things we buy and the masks we create.
Virtual reality is almost like the real thing but not quite. The gap between the real and the not-quite, however, keeps getting smaller in the virtual realm, as technology advances.
Twenty years ago someone ringing your doorbell triggered your reactive attention. Now it’s a minute-to-minute symphony of chimes, bells, beeps, and growls from every connected device in your life.
What better way to celebrate all that’s great about social media than to host a LIVE video chat about my new book, #Hooked: The Pitfalls of Media, Technology and Social Networking.