Did you know that 20 percent of divorces involve Facebook? As a former social media manager and avid Facebook user myself, I was not surprised by this statistic. Facebook’s convenient social engagement – sometimes couched in the privacy of a message inbox – is an excellent way to stay in contact with old friends. But this convenience is also why Facebook is so dangerous for modern marriages.
Josh and I have a continual conversation on this topic. Social media is largely harmless, but if not approached with discretion it leads many down a path of emotional (and even physical) infidelity. We are not blind to this potential – and you shouldn’t be either. Following are five principles Josh and I use to guard our social media interaction post-marriage.
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