Your Daily Relationship
Nugget is a short radio program by marriage and family
therapist, Barrington H.
Brennen, designed to encourage, inform and uplift
families, couples, singles, parents, teenagers;
the lonely, depressed, troubled, etc.
Let’s Put Down the Remote
By Barrington H. Brennen
provided great benefits to us over that past
decades. The television, telephone, and computer
have certainly lightened the load and provided
wholesome avenues for information, learning, and
entertainment. Technology has also made home
appliances more efficient and easier to control.
In recent years the creation of hand-held devices
like the smart phone, tablets, and iPads, has
certainly added to the myriad of devices that have
made information and entertainment easily
accessible. Unfortunately, although these tools are
helpful, they also introduce different kinds of
challenges that are proving to be more damaging than
helpful to personal development, family and romantic
The development of high definition television has
introduced a new kind of mesmerization we never
thought would happen. The sound and video are so
clear and real we are lured in to a trap of subtle
hypnotism and even a kind of social laziness. The
hand-held smart phone with the ability to literally
connect to any part of the world while lying in bed,
has introduced a new reason to be alone and to lock
out family and friends around us. These new
technologies, while providing positive avenues for
leaning and entertainment in the privacy of our
homes, are also locking us into dark abyss of
aloneness, disconnection, and selfishness.
As a mental health professional who specializes in
relationship issues and personal development, I did
not dream that there will be a time when people
would be using electronic tools like the hand-held
smart phone to have sexual affairs and romantic
rendezvous. Twenty-five years ago, no couple came to
me with issues of texting or sexting. I did not have
individuals dealing with pornography addiction they
accessed on a computer or smart phone. Today, I
receive couples in my office every week complaining
that the misuse of the smart phone is a central
theme in their relationship. Who dreamt there would
be such a thing like cyber affairs?
Less than twenty years ago, little children and
teenagers enjoyed being outdoors, climbing trees,
playing ball, etc. Today, children are stuck behind
the television, smart phones, or computers; trapped
into a world of make-belief and distorted
information. Twenty years ago, the shouts of mom or
dad throughout the neighborhoods were: “Children,
where are you?” Or “It’s time to come home,
children.” Today those shouts in the home are “Turn
off the television.” “Come off the phone.” “Come out
of WhatsApp, please.”
Daily Relationship Nugget is short and sweet. Each
program is between seven to ten minutes in length.
Each program is stimulating, provocative, and refreshing.
Barrington H. Brennen is marriage and family
therapist, counseling psychologist and a retired minister of
the gospel. He combines his 25 years experience and
training as a marriage and family therapist and writer; 43
years as a husband, and 42 years of ministry, to bring to
you refreshing nuggets that can change your life.
Daily Relationship Nugget is a division of
Encouragement Association. Read
about him. Read his hundreds of
on relationship issues and personal development.
Barrington Brennen operates
Marriage and Family Counseling Services in Nassau, The
Bahamas. He provides professional mental health
therapy face to face in The Bahamas or via video to persons
any where in the world.
Barrington Brennen conducts "Keeping
it HOTT" seminars on relationships, single life,
parenting, marriage, courtship, etc.
would like Your Daily Relationship Nugget on your
radio station, kindly contact Barrington Brennen by using
the number/email above.