Overcoming Social Media Sins

Overcoming Social Media Sins

Social media and the Internet have some drawbacks for married couples. More and more husbands and wives are befriending former friends of the opposite sex and comparing their lives. This can lead some people to become dissatisfied with their own lives and lead to a variety marital problems ranging from envy to lust.

Old flames are best left in memories (or forgotten), not tracked down on Facebook. Divorce courts are finding more and more couples whose Facebook activity has led to the demise of a marriage. Private investigators find Facebook a goldmine for tracking bad behavior.

Internet pornography is a huge problem among people who attend church. Even worse, perhaps, is the shocking percentage of those who claim to be Christian but go on websites made for married people looking for partners interested in committing adultery.

For most Christians, Facebook is a fantastic way to see lots of pictures of your grandchildren and to keep up with family and friends. The real problem is sin, not Facebook. You should consider getting rid Facebook if you can’t use it with a clean conscience, and especially if your child or teenager gets hooked to the website and/or any of its negative aspects.

Jesus said, “So if your eye – even your good eye – causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” Of course, Jesus was using hyperbole here, but you might want to try substituting “Internet” for the word “eye” and go from there.

– Sources:  Denison Forum, 06/10/14.