We live in a world where digital devices are integral to how we communicate and work. And I think we could all agree those devices have changed how we interact with each other. So much of our communication has shifted to text messaging and platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and I’m not sure we understand what the consequences of our technology addiction.
In this video from Qideas, Kara Powell discusses her thoughts on how technology affects our relationships from a Biblical perspective asking the simple question, Does technology help us love better?
Watch the video here: http:/bit.ly/ConfrontingTechnology
- What relationships have you seen the most significant impact? Is the effect good or bad?
- Do you feel like mobile devices have had an impact on your emotional wellbeing?
- How can we help our students deal with technology and the effect on their lives?
If you are wondering what you can do to counteract the negative impact these devices might be having on your relationships, try making “love” the test as Kara describes in the video. See if it makes an impact and changes the way you look at and use technology.
Chris has been involved in youth ministry for over 25 years. He’s currently serving as a volunteer leading a 7th-grade guys life group. He also helps lead the nerdy students that like to help run the tech area of the ministry. He’s been working behind the scenes in IT and Marketing for national ministry organizations including Youth Specialties and Simply Youth Ministry. During his free time, he spends time with his family, watching Marvel movies, playing with LEGOs, and is the geek-in-chief over a YouthMinistryGeek.com.