The Traps of Social Media

The Traps of Social Media

by Trevor Winsor July 26, 2018

Avoiding the traps of social media doesn’t happen organically. Falling into the traps does. In order to avoid the traps, we have to be intentional, courageous, and honest about what we want in life.

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Screen Time Tips for Little Kids

Screen Time Tips for Little Kids

by Anna Philipsen July 12, 2018

Even with technology all around us, it is our choice how and when we want our family using technology. We have to consciously make a choice to establish balance with our screen time so all the computers, tablets, phones, TVs and gaming systems do not take over.

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Scrolling By Example

Scrolling By Example

by Ashley Jameson July 05, 2018

I have a secret hiding place, between my fridge and cabinet, where I can use my phone, and my husband and kids can’t see me. You may be asking yourself, “Why does this grown woman need to hide from her husband and kids?” Because I’m a hypocrite!

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Locking Down the Internet

Locking Down the Internet

by Bryan Roberts October 12, 2017 1 Comment

Where is the off switch when Internet use is out of control? Have you ever asked this question? Maybe you're concerned about a family member's online use. Perhaps you find yourself on a site or using an app that you said, "I’ll never go there again!" only to find yourself there again. This is a common problem for all who use the Internet. One question we hear regularly at Pure Desire is, "How can I lock down my devices?" It would be great if this was a simple question to answer; unfortunately, the problem is anything but simple.

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Digital Natives

Digital Natives

by Bryan Roberts July 20, 2017 1 Comment

We live in a world of technology. Generation Z—ages 0-16—cannot understand a world without the Internet. They live their lives on the Internet. It has everything they need: directions, shopping, entertainment, and socialization. Anywhere you want to connect, the Internet is available. When a parent says, “How do I protect my child from the Internet?” they are asking the wrong question.

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Unplugged

Unplugged

by Trevor Winsor July 13, 2017 2 Comments

Let's be honest, how often are we on our phones? It's a lot! Don't believe me? Research shows that the average smartphone user checks his or her smartphone 46 times a day, and in the US, people do this a collective 8 billion times every 24 hours....

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