The use of technology can either benefit your marriage or undermine it. Are you really keeping technology in its place, How is it affecting your marriage? And
What can you do?
1. Establish priorities. The Bible says: “Make sure of the more important things. Ask yourself,
‘Does the time and attention that my spouse and I give to our devices rob us of the time and attention that we should give to each other?
1. Set limits. The Bible says: “Keep strict watch that how you walk is not as unwise but as wise persons, making the best use of your time. Ask yourself,
Could I set aside a specific time to read and respond to nonemergency messages instead of impulsively handling all messages as they arrive?’
1. If possible, leave work at work. The Bible says: “There is an appointed time for everything. Ask yourself these questions: ‘
Is my job invading the privacy of my home by means of my smartphone? If so, how is this affecting my marriage? What would my spouse say?’
1. Discuss the use of technology with your spouse. The Bible says: “Let each one keep seeking, not his own advantage, but that of the other person.
Talk to your spouse about how each of you uses technology and what changes, if any, should be made. You can use the discussion guide in this article to get started.
The bottom line: Make sure that technology is your servant, not your master.
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