A Voice for Every Christian Woman
Yesterday when we were with our friends, he shared how family members called in and stayed overnight, and they were on their smartphones and ipads almost before they stepped out of their car, and it was the same the whole visit. He felt very sad and disrespected by the event. This is particularly sad as his family guests are Christians and attend church regularly.
Why is it that people can be sitting at a table together, yet all contacting other people, and there is no communication between these supposed friends? What is going on these days?
While we are able to communicate so easily internationally, people are losing the the ability to communicate face-to-face. There is also a change in what is considered good manners when those we are with are ignored and a phone call is taken or a SMS text has to be answered, and that is OK nowadays.
We add a new dimension to our lives meeting globally, I am the first to say what a wonderful thing this is. When I had a serious diagnosis I wanted to talk to someone, not to moan, just to talk to a normal human being, I phoned three or four local friends one Friday morning, and they were all out, and that was the day that I first reached out online for a Christian Womens Group and I have truly appreciated the empathy and friendship, though those groups have run their course.
However the non-verbal element of conversation is lost in this electronic communication.... we can’t see the smile, the warmth, or meet with a hug as we do in person. Yes people are missing out when they rely only on gadgets for their social life and it is well worth the effort to nurture long standing friendships and get out there and meet and communicate in person and have a balanced life.