Teaching tech-savvy youth about who is in control

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

 

Cyber Parenting ChallengeIn times of hardship in relationships, health or finance, it is easy to believe the wrong thing; that somehow chaos reigns and that evil prevails. By my faith, I know that God, Who is Goodness, is in control of all things and works all things to the good for those who love God first, and seek to know and do His will in all circumstances. When I meditate on this simple truth that God is the cruise director of my life, I can be at peace in all circumstances. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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In order to create a home that has some measure of peace and help children mature into secure, responsible cyber citizens of the world, we must teach them the value of self-governance which requires responsible use of free will, or personal power.

So while I understand people are not receptive to religious dogma, and I am not a theologian, the freedom to worship, or not worship God is central to this civil liberty of our free society. It is freedom of religion, not freedom from religion that makes individual liberty possible. (See Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, 1944). God does not make us worship him. It is a choice granted by Him. This free will also gives us and our children the realization that we can think for ourselves and improve our own lots (one family, neighborhood, and community at a time) because God’s grace is endless and His mercy is abundant for those who fix their minds on even just one mustard seed of faith.

I am just speaking truth as I know it, have experienced it with my own family and community, and hope this application of faith in the form of civil liberty (which I label as “Aa”) helps others strengthen family bonds at a critical time in our history when technological advancement of communications distracts us from the primary relationships that are the source of prosperity.

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John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

 

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All it takes is one mustard seed of faith to get a fresh start.

To learn more, go to Core Connectivity.

 

Joanna Jullien, CEO and Founder of Core Connectivity/Banana Moments Foundation. Photo by: Claire Toney

Joanna Jullien, CEO and Founder of Core Connectivity/Banana Moments Foundation. Photo by: Claire Toney

Joanna Jullien is an educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber-powered world. Trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, she is a mother of two grown sons, an author of books on parenting, growing up and family life in the network culture. She founded Banana Moments Foundation, now Core Connectivity in order to inspire and inform parents about their inherent capacity to govern the home and educate the child how not to give up power to the bully, the drug or the device. To learn more about her education services, go to Core Connectivity . As a family and technology culture advisor, Joanna has appeared on 103.9FM The Fish, 710AM Keeping Faith in America, 1380AM The Answer, and Examiner.com.

Faith is a touchy subject, and yet we know when you stand for nothing, you fall for anything – especially in the social network.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.

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