The Tech-Wise Family Challenge

Andy Crouch

Our glowing screens form and shape our relationships with one another. This is especially true in the home. How might we navigate family technology use in a way that binds us together rather than drives us apart?

In The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch insists that the answer is not to get rid of technology, but to put technology in its proper place. We do this not with potentially legalistic, negative rules for sheltering our homes from tech, but with positive commitments like these:

We want to create more than we consume. So we fill the center of our home with things that reward skill and active engagement. We are designed for a rhythm of work and rest. So one hour a day, one day a week, and one week a year, we turn off our devices and worship, feast, play and rest together. We wake up before our devices do, and they “go to bed” before we do. As Andy Crouch says, “It’s not (just) about screens. It’s not (just) about limits. And it’s definitely not (just) about the kids!” Curious for more? Sign up to join The Tech-Wise Family Challenge starting January 7. It all starts with a webcast with Andy Crouch and his daughter Amy Crouch. After that, you’ll receive a daily email with a suggested reading from The Tech-Wise Family, a daily action, and family discussion questions.

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