It teaches us to say NO to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. – Titus 2:12

Taming the Monster

Are you aware that the vast majority of American homes are inhabited by monsters? It’s true. In fact, most homes now have several. Family rooms, bedrooms, and basements are their favorite spots. They are compelling and invasive, convenient and informative; and some we carry with us everywhere we go. Have you guessed? I’m talking about your screens – TV, computers, phones and tablets. And make no mistake about it: they are monsters.

Like many things in life, your screens aren’t inherently bad. They have the potential to provide education and entertainment. The problem is, for most of us, the screen has transgressed all proper and constructive boundaries in our homes and lives. Consequently, our conversations, our meals, our study time, our attention spans, our sleep–even our sex lives–have been invaded by these household monsters.

You don’t need to throw the baby out with the bath water, but it wouldn’t hurt to set some boundaries for your screen use, both for adults and for kids. Give yourself some eye to eye connection with the people in your home and you will tame the monster’s threat in your home.

People sitting all day for hours looking at a glowing light are bound to get ran over like a deer in headlights. Richie Norton