When I was growing up, we didn't have a computer in our home or smartphones - didn't even know what an email was. Today, most of us likely have one of those miniature computers in our pocket and refer to it for emails, texts, stock quotes...you can even order a cheeseburger and pick it up through the drive-thru...marvelous! :) There's a stinky side to this new era of technology though - in a word - disconnectedness.
You've probably been to a restaurant or the park or the grocery store or driving down the interstate and witnessed someone on their phone - this is something I see all the time while riding my motorcycle, and it's a bit terrifying. Point is, these goofy little devices captivate our attention - would you concur?
What does this have to do with being a man or a better husband? Glad you asked...
My bride and I will go out on date nights from time to time, and one thing I notice all the time is other couples or families in the restaurant staring at their phones like they were receiving life-giving oxygen from that little electronic square. My heart aches seeing this lack of connection, particularly between husbands and wives.
Listen, I know we have lots going on - business, personal lives, ministry, etc. But, guys, we have to be vigilant. Our sons, our daughters, our WIVES - they want us--they want to know that we still cherish them more than anything on this planet. The time goes by so fast. There will always be one more tweet, FB post, status update; but there won't always be time with your bride. James 4:14 says: "whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away." One day, we'll either have great memories or regret...what do you choose?
It's not to late - start today! Make a plan, set boundaries, be present and show up for your bride and your babies--they are counting on you.