My dad sends out a weekly (short) e-mail to an awesome group of guys. Because we just shared about the Accountable2You app, we felt this Seriously was really important to re-share here. Maybe it will save heartache for your family. By the way, if you want to sign up for the Seriously e-mail, just click on the little blue button on the right sidebar that says Receive Seriously. After you input your e-mail address, you’ll need to double-opt-in through an e-mail arriving in your inbox shortly.
Watch for an awesome Random Life post Monday morning. So many pictures to share! — Sarah
Last week when you read my Seriously article about TV and movies, you might have thought, “Why didn’t he say something about the computer?” I must limit my word count, hence a follow-on article.
A chainsaw is a powerful tool, but it can also be very dangerous to an unskilled and unprotected user. A computer is also a powerful tool, but there is great danger to the soul if it is used carelessly. It seems like many (most?) use the computer similarly to the TV – as an entertainment device. When viewed as such, the serious danger it poses seems minimized. No one considers an entertainment toy as dangerous. Right? No, wrong. It is terribly dangerous.
Therefore, safeguards are required not just a good idea, but required. No one is above temptation. “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12). Many dads haven’t realized the danger of the computer for himself or his children and discovered too late the damage done whether in addiction to empty games or to serious immorality.
Our family’s computers are not used for play or entertainment. They are tools for work and efficiency. We also use Google Safe Search and Accountable2You and encourage anyone we can to do the same. Better to be safe than sorry! (The Accountable2You is an affiliate link and blesses the Titus2 ministry.)