Myth of Quality Time

In 1949 Popular Mechanics magazine wrote, “Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only weigh 1 ½ tons.”

As time passes it becomes obvious that some ideas that seemed to be on the cutting edge simply missed the mark. An example is the once popular notion that we could substitute “quality time” with our children for “quantity time” with them. But despite the creation of this nifty little buzzword, children still require quantity as well as quality time.

One person put it this way, “Time is like oxygen—there’s a minimum amount that’s necessary for survival. And it takes quantity as well as quality to develop warm and caring relationships.” That quote is right on target and will still be right on target in another half century.

Remember, adopting the buzzwords and catchy phrases of the world can be misleading, because if they don’t line up to the Word of God they’ll keep you from redeeming the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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