5. DELETE FRIENDS
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This is the best practice whether or not you’re married: If one of your social media connections is a stumbling block in your life, delete them. It’s that simple.
I know there are dozens of reasons we “can’t” delete Facebook friends, but quite frankly, you absolutely can. What’s more, you can delete your Facebook account itself. And if your social media is driving a wedge of distrust into your marriage, that may be exactly what you need to do.
Former boyfriends or girlfriends, sketchy coworkers, or past friends who “reach out” for emotional support are all candidates for deletion in my own marriage. It’s not personal. It’s wisdom. I would rather offend an acquaintance than jeopardize my marriage. If I can prevent offense, I will do so – but not at the cost of my husband’s trust. I am not here to emotionally support anyone but Josh, online or otherwise.
I still keep my social media accounts and Josh keeps his. But these principles have helped us walk in peace in our marriage, blessed by the unity and honesty we’ve been able to maintain. How do you protect your marriage on social media? Share in the comments!
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Phylicia Masonheimer blogs at Phylicia Delta, where she teaches women how to preach the gospel with their lives: proclaiming Jesus in work, love and home. Her eBook Christian Cosmo launches March 1st, 2017.
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