If you are a Christian parent, you may have had conversations with your kids about living in this world, but not of it. But have you considered how you may be inviting the things of the world into the lives of your kids by allowing them to own smartphones?
How many of us are asking our kids to serve God while allowing them to get tangled up in smartphone slavery? Let’s consider how the teachings of Scripture can lead parents to make wise decisions regarding smartphones.
How Kids Are Easily Entrapped by Smartphone Slavery
In 2 Corinthians 6 and 7, the Apostle Paul writes about God within us—about being separate from the world and purifying ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit. It’s one thing for a mature Christian adult to exercise the freedom of conscience to utilize digital tools like smartphones—it’s quite another to give these powerful devices to kids who are still a decade or more removed from having fully developed brains.
If we are truly seeing things through the lens of God living in us, how can we possibly justify giving our kids unencumbered access to their own smartphones? So what if the whole culture is doing it? Slavery benefited many people in the 1800s, but, like iSlavery today, it ruined the lives of many others.
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