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How Can I Create Healthy Media Habits?

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We’ve all been there—sucked into our screens, spending countless hours scrolling social media, watching YouTube, or playing video games. Media consumes a huge part of our lives and impacts us more than we know. But as Christians, what should our media habits look like? What’s a biblical and healthy understanding of media (and by the way, what even is media?) Sara and Tabitha tackle these...

4 Ways to Control Your Phone Before Your Phone Controls You

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What is it about vacations that make them so wonderful? Depending on who you are probably determines your favorite vacation, but I think we love them so much because we crave rest. We crave a break from our normal routine. My vacation was extra sweet this summer. Not because I got to read three books in one week (what a dream!), but because I left my phone in my room and took a week long hiatus...

4 Tips to Show Internet Courtesy in A Cyber-Bullying Culture

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Internet courtesy seems to be non-existent these days. All you have to do is scroll through the comments section on Instagram to see how rude, insensitive, and argumentative people can be. Cyber-bullying seems to be worse than ever, with people name-calling, shaming, and attacking those they don’t agree with. “Canceling” organizations and individuals perceived as dangerous has become all the rage...

Discipleship Through Snapchat: How Each Social Media Platform Can Be Used for God’s Glory

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Will there be social media in eternity? As redeemed children of God, we eagerly await new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness Himself dwells (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:3) and where our broken bodies will be made like Christ’s: glorified and perfected (see Philippians 3:21). What might glorified and perfected social media look like–stripped of everything that too often...

Why I Deleted My Facebook

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A few months ago, I deleted my Facebook account. This was a big change for me because Facebook was my primary social media account, and I checked it constantly throughout the day. I looked at it first thing in the morning and right before I went to bed. But I realized my dependence on Facebook was damaging my life. Initially, I had taken a weeklong break from Facebook starting on election day...

Be Careful, Christian, What You Post

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“One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.” – John Piper A Sober Reminder A smartphone in the hand of a human can often become more like an extra limb than a tool. Technological advancement has seen exponential growth over the last decade and has greatly entranced the masses. While not inherently wrong, our...

Are We Walking In Holiness This Election Season?

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As Election Day approaches, I hear many friends and family members name-calling their rival candidates. Although it’s not surprising, the saddening part is that some Christian’s echo the world. There’s nothing wrong with desiring a good leader, especially in times like this. But this desire does not permit us to disrespect others who are “fearfully and wonderfully...

Social Media, Mental Health, and God’s Peace

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If you are anything like me, you have probably spent a lot more time on social media this year. This might have something to do with us all having to social distance for weeks, even months. I am so grateful that social media has enabled me to stay in touch with friends and family during a rather trying year, but I am still left to wonder, is social media doing more harm than good? Broadband...

3 Reasons Digital Detoxing Drew Me Closer to God

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My phone does a great job at helping me pass the time. During quarantine, as the days went by, I found myself obsessively checking on my phone every fifteen minutes. My average screen time was at least 4 hours per day. Ridiculous! Nearly 90% of the time was spent on social media, especially on Instagram. Gradually, I found myself less being motivated to draw close to God. My attention was...

3 Tips to Navigate Difficult Discussions and Get a glimpse into Someone Else’s Head

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“Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade… It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else’s head – even if in the end you conclude someone else’s head is not really a place you’d like to be.” Thus journalist and New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell wrote in the preface of his book...

rebelling against low expectations

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