Online Encouragement

Please take a moment to help me out here! I hope you won’t just read today’s post, but I need you to provide me with some helpful information. I’m asking for “readership participation” today! I’ll get to that at the end of the post. Are you involved with a community of women? In Sarah’s day (about 2100 years or so B.C.), it was happening around the local well. In my great...

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Shutting Down the Laptop!

Shutting Down the Laptop!

Some days I want to turn off the power button on my laptop, snap the lid shut, and never open it again. Never. Not because I don’t want to write anymore or have grown weary of blogging. Not because I want to become a hermit. Not because I’m super-paranoid of computer viruses (well, I am a little paranoid of them). No, I want to shut myself off from the cyber world because I don’t want to...

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Marriage Protection

“It took him thirty days to break up my twenty-three year marriage.” The pain was evident on his face 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...

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Friendship Survey

If you read the blog yesterday, you saw my rant on the current trend of friendships as I threw out some ideas about the “Internet Paradox.” If you missed that post, check it out by clicking here. I’m curious about your view of friendship and I hope you’ll share your thoughts with me below. You can leave a comment answering these questions by number, or just write out a basic summary of...

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Do You Have any Real Friends?

Have you heard of the “Internet paradox?” It’s the theory that the increased opportunity to connect through social media sites has actually resulted in a lack of human contact. I think there may be something to that. I’ve sat in a room, visiting with a group of interesting friends, and watched as each one was distracted by what was happening in her own virtual world. Rather than talking...

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