I’m addicted to my phone. There, I said it. I have a problem and I’d be open to starting a support group if any of you are interested!
In our world of technology and connectivity, it’s just so easy to walk around with our faces glued to a screen, but focusing on a phone means that we’re not focusing on the people standing right beside us. If we’re not careful, our phones and iPads and computers can create a real barrier to communication in our marriages which my wife and I first addressed in this short, homemade video: “Your iPhone might be hurting your marriage” 2-minute video
The solution isn’t to throw your phone into a river, but rather to find ways to bring balance. Here are a few tips that have helped me:
1. Never walk into your house while talking on the phone.
I often use drive time to have conversations, but I’m always intentional about hanging up before walking through the front door so I can be fully present for those precious moments of seeing Ashley and the kids at the end of the day. I used to miss that moment, by walking in on the phone and having to ignore my family because I was on the phone, but now, I see the driveway as the finish line to whatever conversation I’m having.
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