• The next time you’re eating out, look around the restaurant to see how many couples and families have their phones out.  Most of us have been guilty of bringing our phones to the table at one time or another. As great as technology can be, left unchecked, it can become an insidious distraction in many of our families and marriages. Here are a couple of challenges technology can create and some suggestions on how to overcome them.  


  • “Do you have any work? Can I clean your house?”

     

    I was about twenty-three when Ms. Christlin knocked on the front door of my small apartment in Haiti, and I had never been asked something like this. I really didn’t need someone to clean my home. I was managing just fine, and I felt a little odd hiring someone to do something I can do myself.


  • Beth Moore, founder of Living Proof Ministries, was quoted on marriage: “If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do its best.” It’s easy for me to think I’m blessed because I don’t have a gambling problem, a drug or alcohol addiction, an affair or other secret sin in my life like my brother, friend, or neighbor does.