That Doug Smith

Intentional Screen Time

Nashville, TNMobile, AL

Doug Smith offers an insider’s view on the power of technology, informed by over two decades of web programming experience and a lifetime of Bible study. He also brings the practical experience of a homeschooling dad of four daughters and a man who has struggled, fallen, fought, and by the grace of God, overcome many things.

Doug’s new book, UnIntentional: How Today’s Screen-Saturated World Secretly Shapes Your Desires, was published by Credo House Publishers in November 2018. The book shows how many people are unintentional with their smartphones, tablets, and televisions, but the content on our devices is made to be intentionally distracting and addictive by media leaders and designers—for their profit, and at our expense. UnIntentional offers proven Biblical practices that flip this intentionality imbalance around so we can live the lives of freedom and purpose God created for each of us.

Throughout his life, Doug has been helping others through teaching, mentoring, and writing. Whether in auditoriums, small groups, or one-on-one, Doug is a trusted friend and mentor. He has successfully led men to overcome pornography and other addictions, improve their relationships, and experience freedom in Christ.

Doug and his wife, Lyneta, are recent empty nesters, and have four grown daughters. They were homeschoolers for many years. The Smiths currently live near Nashville, Tennessee after living most of their lives around the Pacific Northwest.

Doug is also a life-long pianist, a former assistant worship leader, and a (currently limping) 5k runner.

 That Doug Smith

Workshops from That Doug Smith ( may vary by event location )


Screens & Kids: A Counter-Cultural Path

All of their friends have a smartphone, so your child needs one too, right? Or everyone’s playing Fortnite, so your kids should too, right? Our culture has brainwashed us with this message, and the results are fairly devastating. Fortunately, we still have access to the “ancient paths, where the good way is” (Jeremiah 6:16). In this session, you’ll learn how to form an entirely different culture in your home—one that leads to healthy relationships, freedom from addictions, and inspires your kids to find and fulfill their God-given purpose.

Screens & Kids: A Counter-Cultural Path

All of their friends have a smartphone, so your child needs one too, right? Or everyone’s playing Fortnite, so your kids should too, right? Our culture has brainwashed us with this message, and the results are fairly devastating. Fortunately, we still have access to the “ancient paths, where the good way is” (Jeremiah 6:16). In this session, you’ll learn how to form an entirely different culture in your home—one that leads to healthy relationships, freedom from addictions, and inspires your kids to find and fulfill their God-given purpose.