Have You Phubbed Your Spouse Lately?

Have You Phubbed Your Spouse Lately?

It was the perfect place for a romantic dinner date. My husband and I sat holding hands across the small table, while he told me about his day. It was good to take a long pause from the noise and activity of a hectic week and just reconnect. When we started eating, something strange caught my attention. Across the dining room, tables were filled with couples, but the room was quiet. There was no...

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11 Wedding Vows to Cling to

11 Wedding Vows to Cling to

“It took him thirty days to break up my twenty-three year marriage.” The pain was evident as this weary man poured out his story to my husband and me. We’ve heard it before. We’ll hear it again. Another marriage bites the dust. The names and faces change, but the heart issues are always the same. “She met him on Facebook. I hate that thing. She’s taken my daughter to live with him. My...

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Social Media for the Glory of God!

Social Media for the Glory of God!

With so many media options for connecting with others, it’s helpful to put some thought into how we choose to spend our “media minutes.” For a few years I resisted joining Facebook. I was tempted to keep up with friends and family that way, but feared it would become another “time grabber” in my life—and I already have plenty of those! First I joined Twitter as a way to keep up with...

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Internet Protection

Internet Protection

In my last post, I shared with you how I resisted the Internet social community for years. I blogged, but that was it. I had no intention of ever being a “tweeter,” a “facebooker,” or doing that Pinterest thing. But I finally caved. I joined. Why? Because of community. Because of the gospel. And because of the glory of God.  What I mean by that is this: The Internet community provides a...

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Internet Dangers

Internet Dangers

Yesterday I talked about using the Internet for encouragement, if you missed that post, I hope you’ll check it out first and I would love to get your input on that. We’re made to function within community. One important aspect of being made in God’s image is that we are created for relationship rather than living in isolation. The Internet community is limiting in its role—it’s not the...

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