Here is the second part of the article on how to ensure social media does not affect or have a negative impact on your relationship either single or married.
Texting is the king of miscommunication. Thankful we now have emojis to help a little bit with that, but they certainly don’t solve this massive problem. If you have to fight, do it in person. If you need to share your feelings, do it in a way that your feelings can be seen, verbally expressed, and fully understood. Agree not to fight or argue via text.
If you’re on a date with your spouse, then don’t be on a date with your phone. If you’re having a face to face conversation together, don’t be trying to carry on a silent text conversation with someone else at the same time (I’ll be the first to admit guilt on this one). Give you spouse the decency and respect that they deserve – the best of your time, attention, and affection.
I would encourage you to ban secrets from your marriage (emotional, relational, financial, and sexual), because transparency is vital in the marriage relationship. God created your spouse to be the one person in life with which you have absolutely nothing to hide. This would rightly include your social media accounts and text history.
The devil is not a rookie at the game of deceit and division. He’s had quite a bit of experience, and he knows pretty well what he’s doing. The specific tools he uses may change from one generation to the next, but the toolbox itself is still made up of the same three components – the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life. Social media is just one more of many tools he can use to accomplish his purpose. Don’t overlook these easy ways to protect your relationship. Don’t let the devil stand a chance in your marriage. Your marriage is far too valuable.