Fighting Internet Addiction / Time-Wasting

I Corinthians 6:12

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

Meet Leechblock.  This is a productivity tool that allows you to block certain sites at certain times of the day.  Even if you don’t need help with “productivity,” it can have immense value for Christians struggling with self-control.

If you find value in remaining a member of a silly and addictive site such as Facebook (I don’t CARE if you disagree with me on the value of FB :)), but find you can’t keep off it when you shouldn’t be there, Leechblock is for you.  If you keep going back to THAT blog, or that news site, and you actually really have use for going there when appropriate, but struggle with self-control, this is a gift for you.

If it is ok for you to go there, but not stay there for an hour, have it shut you down after ten minutes, or whatever you set.

If you don’t use Firefox but lack of self-control in this is a problem for you, perhaps getting help with self-control is more important than browser preference.  I understand that Chrome has a similar extension.

What is worse than lacking self-control? 

Lacking self-control
and being too stupid to admit it
and take advantage of available help to bring it under control.

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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4 Responses to Fighting Internet Addiction / Time-Wasting

  1. WENDY says:

    Thanks for this site!!! Now I have to figure out how to get it to work! lol:!!

  2. The Internet has been a real blessing. Since 2003 the Internet has been our friend. While I love books I have found many of the books on the Internet sites. On a giving week I log on to the Internet about 10 hours a day or more. Google Search and Google Image are what I love. Google Reader is great , having over 150 wetsties to good at. And I prepare four sermons a week, with a full manuscript.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      I agree, Charles. After all, I wrote this on a blog. 🙂 If I thought the Internet could not be used for good, I wouldn’t blog at all.

      Unfortunately, many people struggle to use it wisely, and end up being controlled by it. Some have completely quit using the Internet because they found themselves brought under its power. This tool provides an alternative approach, helping those who struggle break its power while still being able to use it wisely.

      The title of the post is not “fighting the Internet” — that would be foolish. It is about fighting addiction to the Internet.

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