Tired of smartphones? You’re not the only one!
Steven Spielberg said, Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives.
My youngest son and others have traded smartphones for dumb ones! They wanted to save money and gain freedom. Here’s some of the benefits:
- With the absence of social media, there’s a reduction in impulse purchases.
- Costly monthly subscriptions that come with certain apps can be dropped.
- Addictions may be broken when temptations are removed.
- Family time is more focused and it sets an example for others.
- Dumb phones offer the opportunity to earn more money because hours previously wasted can be redeemed in productive work.
- Creativity blossoms and discernment is heightened.
A few extra benefits are the price of the phone, better battery life, durability, and resistance to harsh weather.
Scripture warns us not to love the world or the things of the world. If we’re told to be very careful how we live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil, shouldn’t we? (Ephesians 5:15-16)
If the Lord instructed Joshua to keep the Book of the Law always on his lips by meditating on it day and night, so he would be careful to do everything written in it, shouldn’t we? (Joshua 1:8)
If your smartphone is robbing you, consider a dumb one!
Maybe your smartphone added to the overwhelming credit card debt you’re experiencing. If you need help with your credit card debt, I highly recommend Christian Credit Counselors. For more information call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or online at crown.org/ccc