I just spent seven weeks on a Facebook fast, and I learned a few things.
I should preface this by saying it was a completely impulsive decision made the evening of February 13th, when one of my Facebook friends posted that she was going to fast from Facebook during Lent, which started the next day.
I immediately responded that she inspired me to do the same thing: no Facebook until Easter except for Sundays (which tradition holds exempt from Lenten fasts).
Then I told my wife, who raised her eyebrow skeptically. She was doubtful I could do it. That, of course, only made me more determined, but I admit I was a little concerned about how hard it might be. I thought that alone was reason for trying. Read More