Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Protecting your marriage...(***updated***)

In this day and age I feel that we must take extra precautions to protect our marriages. With all of the technology out there, it is important to guard ourselves from Satan's attacks. 

One of the things my husband and I do is guard ourselves on Facebook. After 6 1/2 years of marriage I understand that fights are going to happen. I also realize that I don't always go to God first when I am angry. I know, that is a shocker! But let's be honest here, talking to our friends sometimes is easier, not right, but easier. 

Now, with that being said, Justin and I decided that we do not want to find ourselves going to friends of the opposite gender when we are mad at each other. That is, however, just what Satan wants you to do! We need to go to God and our spouses when there is something wrong, not our friends and especially not those who are of the opposite gender. 

Here is an example of another reason why we have instilled this rule: 

One day, one of your single guy friends, who let's just be frank has been blessed with good looks, posts a picture of himself with out a shirt on, at the lake or beach. Now in and of itself this is not wrong. He is simply showing people that he is at the beach or lake and having a good time. However, lets say that your husband has not filled your love tank lately. All of a sudden you find yourself day dreaming about how Joe Shmo wouldn't go this long with out speaking your love language. And that is when the sin starts. That is when Satan gets into your marriage. He feeds you lies. 

So there you go. This is why we guard ourselves on facebook. What are some ways you help protect your marriage? Let me encourage you, that if you are married, de-friend the friends that are the opposite gender. Don't let Satan fill your head with lies. If they get mad, let them. They are not the ones you are married too! 

*** I should update here that we allow family members that are the opposite gender to be our friends. I forgot to mention that.***

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1 comment:

Cathy said...

Very good idea. I guess family is exempt since we don't live in Alabama. ;)