No Screen November! - End the Zombie Apocalypse Plaguing the Nation; These Tools Have Become Our Masters
This week on Abide in Liberty, we take a quick break from the Miracles of the American Revolution series to kick off “No Screen November.” The screens we find ourselves surrounded with are a very new development in human history, and neither we nor our kids are responding well to their effects. We have come to accept the irritability and distractibility that accompany them as normal, but they are NOT normal. In a world where Satan runs rampant, we can’t afford to distract ourselves from God’s promptings, and we certainly can’t afford to waste any time worshipping on our glowing, pixelated altars. Join us in taking charge of our lives through a 25 day screen fast. Then after the fast, join us in deliberately crafting boundaries that ensure the negative effects of screen usage you and your kids are experiencing today do NOT return. Outline:0:19 - Taking a quick break from Miracles of the American Revolution0:49 - Satan's power on the rise, we need to bring our A game, screen aren't helping4:06 - Incentive for Liberty Youth Academy families5:04 - Why do the No Screen November challenge?7:33 - Behaviors resulting from screen usage14:53 - What screens do to the body that results in these behaviors25:16 - Using screens to "unwind" is counter productive29:25 - Screen free road trips are AMAZING!31:15 - Passive vs interactive screen usage | What is the No Screen November challenge37:03 - What about after the screen fast?42:55 - Returning to "normal" does not mean a return to screens47:09 - Academic decline since advent of screens49:11 - Screen fasting and screen control is NOT extreme; our world is what is extreme53:33 - Thanksgiving break is the BEST time to do this55:52 - Don't feel guilty for not doing this sooner56:45 - How to do this challenge when I still have to use screen at work1:02:38 - Boredom is a good thing! Let your children embrace it!1:05:30 - Conclusion and wrap upGet the full episode on the Abide in Liberty podcast wherever you get your podcasts (www.abideinliberty.com), or you can check out the podcast's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbXG7V1wLcAb_tx0D7o0PnQ).