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Phones and Loneliness

Nearly half of today’s teenagers say that they are on their phones and online almost constantly. The Pew Research Center surveyed a cohort of teens, ages thirteen to seventeen, along with parents, back in the fall of last year. The…
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Phones and Aloneness

The law of cause and effect is a universal law which states that for every single action in the universe, a reaction is produced no matter what. I’ve seen the principle of cause and effect active in my own life…
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Our Kids Need Relationships

It was way back in 2011 that MIT Professor Sherry Turkle released her ground-breaking book, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Turkle was writing about the growing epidemic of loneliness, precipitated in many…
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Phoneliness

One of the marks of the young generation known as Generation Z is loneliness. These are the kids born between 1997 and 2012. You would think that since they are immersed in a smartphone world where twenty-four seven connections with…
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Isolation vs Community

The English writer John Donne is perhaps most famous for writing the words, “No man is an island.” Donne was communicating the fact that in order to thrive, we must depend on others and the gift of community. The Bible…
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Smartphones and Loneliness in School

There is a sad irony in the fact that today’s children and teens have more tools at their disposal to stay connected with others, yet there is a growing epidemic of loneliness. New research from San Diego State University has…
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