Connected 3D

Technology brings many benefits to our lives. But excessive screen time can create a flat, one-dimensional existence. We were made for the rich, three-dimensional experience of relationship with God and one another. So, while technology is great for some types of communication, it is no substitute for real-world, face-to-face connection. Do you control your devices or are they starting to control you? How about your family? In a culture where everyone seems more “connected” than ever, how do we nurture real connection with the most important people in our lives?

 
 
 

Recipe Cards

Want a fresh idea to use technology or be technology free during family time? Check out these Connected 3D Recipe Cards that are available for free from the Faith@Home Center or to download below and start being intentional about using technology in a God-honoring way!

Extensive access to the internet has become part of our culture, but if leveraged well, technology can be used to serve rather than control your family.  Use the following tips to help protect your home and begin using technology in a God-honoring way.

Extensive access to the internet has become part of our culture, but if leveraged well, technology can be used to serve rather than control your family.  Use the following tips to help protect your home and begin using technology in a God-honoring way.

Best Use: As a movie night discussion guide for the family Nutritional Value: Triggers a faith discussion to talk about healthy and God-honoring technology habits

Best Use: As a movie night discussion guide for the family

Nutritional Value: Triggers a faith discussion to talk about healthy and God-honoring technology habits

Best Use: As a family night activity with younger children Nutritional Value: Helps children understand that even good things can be negative when they distract us from what’s really important like God and our family.  

Best Use: As a family night activity with younger children

Nutritional Value: Helps children understand that even good things can be negative when they distract us from what’s really important like God and our family.  

Best Use  As a list of easy and constructive ways to connect and have a great time together Nutritional Value: Technology can distract us from connecting with the people right in front of us.  Put down those devices and have some real fun with your family and friends.  Check out the following list on the back of this card for fun screen-free activities.

Best Use  As a list of easy and constructive ways to connect and have a great time together

Nutritional Value: Technology can distract us from connecting with the people right in front of us.  Put down those devices and have some real fun with your family and friends.  Check out the following list on the back of this card for fun screen-free activities.

Best Use: As a guide to assess the pros and cons of buying your child a smart phone or other technology device  Nutritional Value: Mobile devices have become the “status symbol” of early adolescence.  As a result, younger and younger children think they should have the latest and greatest technology.  But it is the parent’s job to decide whether they are ready and to establish healthy parameters and guidelines.

Best Use: As a guide to assess the pros and cons of buying your child a smart phone or other technology device 

Nutritional Value: Mobile devices have become the “status symbol” of early adolescence.  As a result, younger and younger children think they should have the latest and greatest technology.  But it is the parent’s job to decide whether they are ready and to establish healthy parameters and guidelines.

Best Use: As an activity with older children/teens Nutritional Value: Discussing how to use technology in a God-honoring manner  

Best Use: As an activity with older children/teens

Nutritional Value: Discussing how to use technology in a God-honoring manner  

Best Use: As a guide for discussion during an upcoming date night Nutritional Value: Commit to use technology in a God-honoring and spouse-honoring way. 

Best Use: As a guide for discussion during an upcoming date night

Nutritional Value: Commit to use technology in a God-honoring and spouse-honoring way.