I remember when iPhone first appeared on the scene. I had to have one. HAD TOO. Even though it was basically just a touch screen cell phone, with no apps and no facetime, I still had to have one. I did and we became inseparable. My wife was pretty annoyed that I was on my phone so much, until she got one herself. It’s addictive. Your connection to the entire world in a 4.5 inch device. Wow.
We figured out pretty quick that some ground rules needed to be initiated concerning our cell phone use. Here’s a couple of our basic rules:
- No cell phones on dates. Calls and texts only to the sitters, and Megan’s Mom, who will only keep calling. 🙂
- No cell phones during our together time. (Kids in bed, TV time, etc.)
- No cell phones during family time. (Game nights, movie nights, etc.)
- No cell phones at dinner.
- No cell phones at restaurants.
Seriously, turn the phone off for a bit and spend some quality time with your wife or family that doesn’t involve you checking the scores or your facebook page every 3 minutes! I’ll admit, it’s not so easy. Staying “connected” is a part of our culture now. Still, we need to learn how to “disconnect” in a healthy way. Giving your wife (spouse) and kids your undivided attention is a wonderful thing.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,”
Check out this graphic I found on cell phone usage.