Take Back the Table.

Posted on Posted in Marriage, Parenting, Wise Living

It’s hard to remember when exactly cell phones took over the world, but they clearly have. If you don’t believe me, just walk into a restaurant and look around. You will see people sitting together yet dinning alone; consumed with a 6-inch screen, scrolling, scrolling, scrolling. 

I have a strong conviction about tables. Tables are not just places to feed your stomach, but places to feed your soul as well. At my house we have a saying, “the table is about food and fellowship”. And in this device driven world, I propose we take back the table and bring back the fellowship. 

Mom’s and Dad’s, it has to start with you. Make a new family rule that devices will not be present at or near the table, and then obey your own rule. Instead of looking down into a lifeless screen, look up at the other faces around your table. 

Because at the end of the day, those are the faces you should be “liking” anyway.