Disconnecting to Connect Better

How many times a day do you get interrupted by a text message, new e-mail, or social media message? If you're anything like me, I don't want to even imagine the number.

What about just in the time between arriving home in the evening and going to bed? For me, it's too embarrassing for me to answer and too high to actually count.

We live in a world where we are more connected and available than ever, but at what cost?

For me, the reality is that it is at the cost of my family - time with my amazing bride and son.

After realizing this (thanks to the UncomMen Bible study), I asked if our family could have a dinner without any electronics. No TV, phones, tablets, or laptops. It was the best conversation we've had in months, and it was just about the day's activities. We disconnected, and actually found our family was more connected.

What can you do this week to connect more with what's most important?

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