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May 08, 2018

#UnPluggedHour

  Faith

UnpluggedHour

Kerusso® invites you to “unplug” for an hour each day. This is a time to look people in the eye, share a hug, take a walk, reach out to say hello, or otherwise engage in the life that’s happening all around you — offline.

We call are calling it — #UnpluggedHour (We recognize the irony of conversing about this hour of unplugged goodness… online.)

The PEW Research Center reported last month that

26% of American adults report being online “almost constantly.”1

A 2017 eMarketer report showed that the average American adult spent 12 hours and 7 minutes consuming media each day — up an hour from the year before.2

Meanwhile…

The AARP’s Loneliness Study estimates that 42.6 Million adults over the age of 45 suffer from chronic loneliness.3

The American Psychological Association suggests the growing impact of social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity.4

We are more ‘connected’ than any other time in history, but as technology and media consumption rise, we are growing more untethered from each other than ever.

Technology has potential to better our lives, but it can be a slippery slope. The best ways to see what (or who) someone loves, is to see how they prioritize their time. An #UnpluggedHour devoted to those you love, without distractions, can show them just how much they mean to you.

“We love because he first loved us.”

— 1 John 4:19

Are you ready for an #UnpluggedHour? Tell us what you did with your offline hour when you’re back online on Kerusso Facebook or Instagram.

 

#UnPluggedHour   #Kerusso   #iKerusso

 

 

1 Pew Research Center, 3.14.18, “About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online

2 emarketer, 5.1.17 US Adults Now Spend 12 Hours 7 Minutes Day Consuming Media

3 Science Daily, 8.5.17, Social isolation, loneliness, could be greater threat to public health than obesity

4 American Psychological Association, 8.5.17, “So Lonely I Could Die”

 

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