Facebook and Your Marriage

29th March 2012

Is Facebook messing with your marriage? With millions of users logged in at any time, Facebook is one of the most popular social networks available.  It seems like a great idea and a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. Unfortunately, Facebook and online interaction are having unintended consequences.
One mom got so engrossed in several hours of Facebook interaction one day, that she missed the fact that her two year old was standing in the middle of a flooded kitchen.
Some of us have not noticed how the virtual broadcasting of our lives to our wide, but shallow, audience of virtual friends has become an obsession that has eaten away at real life, and our happiness.
Beyond addictive, it can become distracting, exhausting and even dangerous to your marriage as in reviving or sparking flings with someone other than your spouse.
With more and more marriages getting entangled in affairs or “falling out of love,” my friends Jason and Kelli Krafsky wrote a book, “Facebook and Your Marriage,” sharing how Facebook affects marriages and what couples can do about it.

As the social media age matures, remember to nurture and protect your most valuable relationships…the ones you can touch.

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