True You Episode 9: The Truth about Screening Your Time

Did you know that there is a direct correlation between the advent of social media and rapid growth in anxiety and depression? What’s even scarier is that teens spend an average of nine hours a day online! Maybe both of those facts shock you or maybe you feel the reality of them daily.

On today’s episode of True You, we’re diving into the issue of managing our time spent using social media. Let’s be honest, many of us have experienced difficulty in this area. And with documentaries like the Social Dilemma pulling our attention to the issue once again, we want to give you tips to better monitor the time you spend on your screen.

It’s time to screen our time! Check out one girl’s freedom story of how she learned to manage her consumption of social media:

The Truth About Screening Your Time

If you’ve struggled to manage your time spent using social media, here are a few Scriptures to encourage you in your journey. Write them down, memorize them, and stand firm in the Truth of what God says about your time. 

  • James 4:14
  • Psalm 90:12

We’d love to hear from you! Send us your freedom story—that’s what we call it when God sets you free through His Truth found in the Bible. Post your 1-minute video on social media and tag @liesyoungwomenbelieve or upload it here, and it could be selected to be featured on a future episode of True You.

Join Dannah Gresh, Staci Rudolph, and Alena Pitts for an upcoming online teen Bible study based on Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free. Register today at

About Author

Dannah Gresh is completely in love with her chocolate labradoodle, Stormie. (But just for the record, she doesn't like dog kisses.) She's been married to Bob for over twenty years and loves that he brings her "freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils." She's the mom to Lexi, Autumn, and Rob. Oh, and she co-wrote Lies Young Women Believe with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth!

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