Recently I enabled the ‘Screen Time’ function on my iPhone. It was quite confronting to see how much time I was wasting on my phone per day – scrolling through social media, checking the latest news, glancing at Pinterest, and texting friends. And that didn’t include emails, Netflix, or my friend google!
In fact, a recent study showed that if you were to spend 2 hours per day on your phone for a lifetime you would spend approximately 6 years on your phone. That little calculation made me want to throw it in the bin!
Although technology has amazing benefits and is a nice way to stay connected and zone out at times, it can also become addictive and destructive as it steals time and attention away from your relationship.
We do need a healthy amount of technology in our 21st century but I’d like to suggest some ‘no phone zones’ to protect your marriage as well! That might start with turning the phone off around the meals table or leaving your phone outside your bedroom.
A great marriage needs YOU, so don’t sell your relationship short and give your time away to things that really don’t matter that much in the end.
Talk about the impact that technology has on your marriage. Discuss some ideas to create some ‘no phone zones’ in your home.
Have a great week!
Rick & Fi