Today, I (Annalea) am talking about social networks and how we need to guard ourselves and our marriages from something that seems really benign but can turn out to be a steel trap if we're not careful.
Also, if there's been infidelity in the marriage, internet porn or chatrooms, secret cel phones or email accounts then we must guard all the more. This is not for control, it's because marriage is a one flesh relationship, not his and hers. It's because when we got married amongst much pomp and circumstance it was to celebrate a woman being set apart for her husband and a man being set apart for his wife.
We're no longer single...no longer looking out for A #1.
Now we look out for and protect one another and our marriages.
It was kind of funny to me after I made the video that in talking about how important it is to present ourselves as one flesh ~ even on social network sites ~ I was making the video without Michael! So, I made sure to check in with him before I uploaded it here and that he was cool with everything. I even offered to remake it with him if he wanted me to. He was fine. His heart safely trusts me and our grass is greener because Michael tends to our yard throughout the day in a way that blesses us both.
All that to say please don't neglect the importance of safeguarding your marriage in this way. The enemy will walk in through any door that's open to him.
Especially the one's we forget to lock.