Media in the Home

July 11, 2017

“Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body
is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness.
Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.”

-Luke 11: 34-35

If the Devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.

Technology has been slowly seeping into our family lives making it harder and harder to just have family time. We are substituting quality time for emails, game nights for texting, and sitting around the table at mealtime for sitting around a TV.

The Hermanns realized that technology was taking away from their family time, so they decided to put limits on it in their household. Mark compares being on his phone to eating candy. It tastes good, but it’s unfulfilling and can weigh you down. At the end of the day, if someone is spending time on their phone, they are not connecting with the world or with each other.

Live It! Tip Practical Tip for the Week: Set aside media free times in your home everyday. Use these times to spend time as a family!

O God, we want to live our life together with you and always to continue it with you. Help us never to hurt and never to grieve each other. Help us to share all our works, all our hopes, all our dreams, all our successes, all our failures, all our joys and all our sorrows. Help us to have no secrets from each other so that we may be truly one. Keep us always true to each other, and grant that all the years ahead may draw us ever closer to each other. Grant that nothing may ever come between us and nothing may ever make us ever drift apart. And as we live with each other, help us to live with you, so that our love may grow perfect in your love, for you are the God whose name is love. This we ask for your love’s sake. Amen