How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse

By Gary Thomas How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse While working on my book Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage, I interviewed a woman who told me about an amazing marital “exercise” she put into practice. She spent an entire year working on her husband’s Christmas present. What … Continue reading How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse

Culture Post: All That Smartphone Time May Be Making Teens Unhappy

By [reposted by] Jim Liebelt *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Teens who are glued to their smartphones and other devices are unhappier than those who spend less time on digital media, new research finds. The study can’t prove cause-and-effect, so it’s not clear if teens are made unhappy by … Continue reading Culture Post: All That Smartphone Time May Be Making Teens Unhappy

Child Health Advocates Call for Facebook to Shutter Messenger Kids App

Posted by [reposted by] Jim Liebelt · February 5, 2018 Published in , Culture, Parenting, Social Media, Technology *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on TechCrunch. A coalition of child health advocates has published an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling for the company to shutter Messenger Kids: the Snapchat-ish app … Continue reading Child Health Advocates Call for Facebook to Shutter Messenger Kids App

Control Your Phone. Don’t Let It Control You.

Tips for using your device intentionally and being a great digital role model By Sierra Filucci 2/1/2018 Topics: Cell Phone Parenting, Facebook, Instagram, and Social, Healthy Media Habits, Technology Addiction As adults we're pretty savvy when it comes to advertising and commercials. Those juicy cheeseburgers or shiny new cars look pretty appealing, sure, but we … Continue reading Control Your Phone. Don’t Let It Control You.

Online Enticement

online enticement NCMEC operates the CyberTipline, the nation’s centralized reporting system for suspected child sexual exploitation. In 2017 alone, we received more than 10.2 million reports, a number that has been growing exponentially each year. The CyberTipline uniquely positions NCMEC to spot patterns and trends in child sexual exploitation, including the“online enticement” of children. To … Continue reading Online Enticement

Tether Yourself: The Enlightening Talk Parents Aren’t Having Can Keep Teens from a Damaging Drift

“I’ll take your hand when thunder roars And I’ll hold you close, I’ll stay the course I promise you from up above That we’ll take what comes, take what comes, love.” -Imagine Dragons, Walking the Wire We bought my daughter a smartphone when we moved to a large metropolitan area three years ago. She was participating … Continue reading Tether Yourself: The Enlightening Talk Parents Aren’t Having Can Keep Teens from a Damaging Drift