Over-Screened: Three Ways to Help Our Kids Make Healthy Choices Around Technology

In 1670, Blaise Pascal published Pensées, in which he alluded to the longing people have to fill the emptiness inside with whatever we can find. He concluded, however, that it is futile when we turn to anything that seeks to replace only what God can offer. In his words, “…none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.”

We are searching for something that always seems to elude us. And running from things that scare us. And where do many of us turn to search and run? To our phones.

I often do this, and I am guessing you do as well. Just a few nights ago, after a long day of work, I was exhausted and ready for bed. At 10 p.m., I picked up my phone, and before I knew it, an hour had passed and I was still scrolling through my social media feeds.

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