Category : Parent Resources

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May

What Is Worthy Of Your Attention?

“Attention is the beginning of devotion.” Mary Oliver What is worthy of your attention? Look at your screen time for this week. What has been getting your attention? What have you been devoted to? In my life it’s been:  Exercise (thank you Trainer Road)Work (writing this post, for example)Entert...

26

May

Episode 17: Make Your Smart Phone a Dumb Phone

It's easy to find ourselves using our phones when we don't need to be. My personal favorite is finding myself swiping through social media when I'm supposed to be heading up to bed. What are the odds what I see on there will actually help me sleep?  So to help us make better tech choices we're going to talk today abou...

21

May

We Must Love God In Front Of Our Kids

In this week's podcast we discuss how we can raise young people who love God. As parents our job is to Love God in front of our kids. We don’t need to be perfect, to have a degree in theology, or to make sure we keep up with all Pinterest Jones’ out there. We walk out our faith in front of our kids — showing our...

19

May

Episode 16: How Do I Raise Kids Who Love God?

Gospel Tech is a resource to help families love God and use tech, so today we’re going to dive into the second half of that: How do I raise my kids to love God? We’re going to look at four specific areas: Love God In Front of Them Share your Testimony Model…     -humility     -value in Christ    ...

13

May

“Our minds are to our souls what our brains are to our bodies.” -Ravi Zaccharias

So what we put into our minds, what we set our hearts on, find enjoyable, celebrate with our focus and our time, those impact the condition and health of our souls.  And this isn’t just content that is morally wrong. Sure, there is stuff we watch or listen to that doesn’t pass the Philippians 4:8 test, and...

12

May

Episode 15: We Had To Make a Screentime Schedule!

This week Anna is back and we share a conversation that's been going on for a couple weeks now: What to do once the kids are in bed! Maybe it's the Covid talking, but there came a point where we felt like life was just on repeat - and the shows were burning time that we should have been using elsewhere. But where? In ...

08

May

Game Review: Fortnite

Game Grade: Skip It. Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android & iOS (on smart phones), Windows & Macs Rated: Teen for violence (see the ESRB rating here) Overview: Fortnite is a fast-paced online shooter where players compete to be the last person (or team) standing. The game is...

05

May

Episode 14: Top 4 Questions Parents Ask About Tech

There's a short list of questions that come up a lot. Today we're going to address the top four:  1. Should my child have a smart phone? 2. How much time should they spend on tech? 3. Which video games should they play? 4. Should they be on social media?   We'll tie these in with our understanding of the gospel to en...

28

Apr

Episode 13: The Perks of Being Unavailable

Anna and I get a chance to discuss the perks of being unavailable, both in our tech lives and in the craziness of regular life. There are lots of reasons we choose to be busy to the point of distraction, in our lives it is often “good” things we choose instead of the few “great” things we’ve been called to. T...

21

Apr

Episode 12: Transparent Tech

Today we’re going to talk about Transparent Tech—how do we lovingly keep tech open to conversation and in line with who we are and what we are called to be, have and do in Christ. We will address how our tech can be transparent in five areas. How we: Model tech use and raise children in way they should go Set ex...