Icebergs vs Ocean Liners
Andy Crouch shares the number one thing he recommends that we change when it comes to how we use our phones.
Andy Crouch answers the question: “If you could recommend we change just one thing in how we use technology, what would it be and why?”
- What is your initial reaction to the video?
- Do you use your phone in bed? If so, is this something you would like to change? Why or why not?
- Andy Crouch sees deep rest as an essential part of being human. Why do you think this is so important to him? Do you agree with him?
- Read the short columns ‘How long do you spend on your phone each day?’ and ‘Addiction to screens’.
- Do any of the statistics in these columns surprise you?
- What is your average screen-time per day?
- Record your own video answer to the question: “If you could recommend we change just one thing in how we use technology, what would it be and why?”
The one thing I would recommend everyone do is don’t take the phone to bed. Don’t take the phone to bed. We need sleep; we don’t just need sleep we need deep rest, which means letting the work of being human go and just reflecting, trusting, relaxing, letting someone else handle the hard things of the world for a while. And when you take your phone to bed, you are inviting all the work of being human into bed with you – it’s going to disrupt your sleep, it’s going to prevent you from having any rest, and you’re actually going to become more and more anxious over time. So our family, for everybody – parents, kids, everybody – no phones in the bedrooms. It will really, really make for a healthier rhythm of life that allows when you are picking up the phone during the day for it to be a healthier thing.