8 comments on “Time to Disconnect

  1. loved this post! never could imagine myself without my iphone. but what you say is so true. I should be more cautious with the use of social media and technology. It shouldnt consume me! btw happy you’re back!

  2. Wow. Thank you for writing this blog. There have been a few times in my life i have disconnected from the world and the impact it made in my life was wonderful. almost like a detox of some sort. I felt so close to my Heavenly Father. The best was when in Guatemala with a humanitarian group where we had no technology and our focus was on these amazing people. The love was immense!! I never wanted to leave! I was so happy. You really learn to focus on individuals and their lives. You don’t miss out on little opportunities that could have been lost or not valued because of the distraction of phones/ipods/ect. Bonds grow stronger between people and I believe you have a sense of recognizing the spirit more. Kudos to you for downgrading to a regular phone. It must be nice not being so addicted and constantly checking it for the latest posts and ect. Thank you for your inspired words and for being a good example to those who read your blog.

  3. This was so great to read! Thank you. I don’t even know you personally, but I can feel through your words how passionate and strong your testimony is. You are seriously awesome 🙂

  4. Your blog post is exactly, EXACTLY, what I needed to hear. I have been struggling with my love/hate relationship with social media a lot lately. I think it’s time for me to take a break too. I was at the temple today and it struck me that is was nice that I HAD to put my phone away. Good for you for finding freedom from something so enticing, that takes a lot of discipline.

  5. Just thought I’d mention I have a flip-phone and am very happy with it. It’s half the cost of smart phones and lasts twice as long. So when everyone else’s phone is dying, guess who gets to save everybody? Little ‘ol me and my prehistoric phone. All Hail the Flip Phone! 🙂

  6. Hi Kent! I’m getting baptized in 3 days. I couldn’t sleep so I was surfing the internet on my phone and stumbled onto your blog while I’ve been trying to do as much research on Mormon culture as I possibly can. It is new to me and so far I absolutely love it. Dating seems like it’s going to be a totally different world. As I was investigating, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t date until after I was baptized, and I have kept to that. (Yay go me!) 🙂 I can’t wait for the many blessings The Lord has for me after this week! I am honestly a bit anxious though! Do you have any advice for this almost-Mormon girl?


    • Hi Melyssa,

      I haven’t been on my blog in awhile but i’m happy I signed in today to see your comment. First of all that is so exciting that you got baptized! How do you feel? Have you started dating yet?

      My best advice for dating would be to simply continue to be your best self, and the right one will come along. You don’t need to chase men or get upset if you aren’t dating. Keep working to improve yourself in every aspect and you will be too busy to even think about dating. Do you live somewhere with lots of members?

      Lastly, at all costs…choose to maintain high standards of morality and living the law of chastity. Living the commandments will give you clarity and peace, and you will be able to handle your dating relationships with the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Be so connected to Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ that you do not need someone else to make you happy. You will ALREADY be happy.

      Best of luck in all your future endeavors!


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