Your children may view that cell phone or game console or tablet or whatever-comes-next like a part of themselves, but you are still the parent. Even if you didn’t buy the device, that device is in your home and under your authority.
With technology, we decide what we want to do, where we want to go, whom we access, and who accesses us. Some pieces of technology is, itself, a controller. It controls some part of our world and gives us access to that power.
As you get older and older, believing that God loves you gets harder and harder. God’s love for you is not based on you; God’s love for you is based on God. God decides to love you, to call you his child, and to consider you special and give you a unique purpose in the world.
Time is the new commodity, the new treasure, in this culture because so many people seem to have so little of it left over. So, how a person spends his or her time says a great deal about what they value.
Intense emotional expression can be accompanied by intense physical expression. By moving into the great outdoors, space is provided for that synergistic expression.