Today I sat down to write an article and immediately went to Google to search for some statistics about computer use for homemakers.
Twenty minutes later I still lacked the data I
was seeking but had managed to read three
articles, the last one about a federal investigation of a celebrity, dated more than a year
ago. One of my daughters walked into the
room and suddenly I became aware that I
was “surfing the web” and was no longer
on track. I clicked back to the article, even
more aware of this important topic.
As a busy homeschool mom and a
keeper at home, it is of the utmost importance that I use the computers in my
home as productivity and business tools
and avoid the things that will distract me
from my primary tasks at home. One of
the ways we can keep on task is to continually renew ourselves with God’s Word
about our true callings as Christian wives
According to Titus 2, women should
be “reverent in behavior, not slanderers,
not given to much wine, teachers of good
things—that they admonish the young
women to love their husbands, to love their
children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers,
good, obedient to their own husbands, that
the word of God may not be blasphemed”
(NKJV). That list alone describes a full-time
job! It also does not leave a lot of extra time
The Internet and
computers are not evil in
and of themselves, but
they can certainly cause
damage . . . .
for entertainment—computer, TV, reading,
etc. So, unless the computer fits into our
daily plans and does not interfere with our
primary duties, it should be avoided.
Some Self-Evaluation Questions to
or with email, Facebook, or Twitter?
I am in one-on-one time with my children? This includes the little stolen moments on my smartphone.
• When I get online, do I complete
the tasks for which I sat down at the
computer, or do I end up surfing around,
reading articles, clicking links, and entering contests?
•;Do;I;neglect;basic;grooming;or;house-hold duties in order to get online?
timer or software log to keep myself
• Do I ever “fast” from media to make
sure I have a Godly sense of priorities
and identify any problems media may be
causing in my household?
an “open access” policy—meaning we all
know one another’s passwords and can
easily get into and see one another’s activities for accountability?
In addition to being a huge time waster, the
Internet can create some other problems as
well. The key verse to remember here is to
“keep your heart with all diligence, for out of
it spring the issues of life” (Proverbs 4: 23, NKJV).
The Internet has a highly addictive quality. It is easy to get caught up in bouncing