Using technology to communicate is a double-edged sword. Yes, it connects people, brings families closer, and makes preserving relationships inexpensive and easy. It makes our world almost borderless.

Technology also has the potential to destroy relationships. It’s not surprising anymore to see a family in a restaurant not talking to each other as everyone is engrossed in their own solitary electronic activity. We see people walking on the streets looking like zombies—chatting on Facebook or watching a video on SnapChat—totally oblivious to their surroundings. Some people watch videos on streaming sites for days, not stepping out of the house and seeing the sun. The world moves, but we don’t notice it when we’re so caught up in playing with technology...