Technology brings many benefits to our lives. But excessive screen time can create a flat, one-dimensional experience. We were made for the rich, three-dimensional experience of relationship with God and one another. So, while technology can be a great tool, it is no substitute for real-world, face-to-face connection.
In a culture where everyone seems more "connected" than ever, how do we nurture real connection with the people around us? How can we control our devices rather than letting them control us?
Develop healthy technology habits by committing to practice 3D:
- Disconnect to Connect: Choose specific times and locations to consistently disconnect from devices in order to connect with God, family, and friends.
- Deepen Internal Values: Provide guidance for your family and model healthy technology habits that honor God, others, and self.
- Develop External Boundaries: Find and set the right strategy for yourself and your family when it comes to technology.