54: How Married Couples Can Successfully Manage Social Media

Married Couples & Social Media.

 

How can they successfully manage it?

 

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Episode Title: How Married Couples Can Successfully Manage Social Media

 

Guests: ShantelFollow Her on Twitter * Dale & VenessaFollow Them on Twitter

 

Music: Mary J. Blige – Nobody But You * Moriah Peters – I’ll Wait For You 

 

Quotables:

  • When we can overcome some hurdles together, by seeking the Lord, that’s how we can build intimacy.” – Dale

 

  • “Your spouse is your best friend. You’re no longer two, you’re one. So everything you know, they should know.” – Shantel

 

  • “As soon as you start to conceal information, you are no longer trustworthy.” – Venessa

 

  • “If you don’t set boundaries for yourself and in your relationship then you are setting yourself up for failure.” – Venessa

 

Key Lessons:

  • How a social media fast can benefit your marriage
  • The importance of revealing your triggers and temptations to your partner so they can pray for you and help you deal with them
  • Social media rules and guidelines that married couples need to begin implementing…if they aren’t already

 

Hot Topics & Takeaways:

  • The impact of social media on singles vs. married couples 
  • Dales shares why married couples should embrace restricted access to their social media accounts
  • Whether married couples should ever consider totally getting rid of social media

 

Dangers and Difficulties:

  • The danger of comparing your marriage to other couples
  • Venessa explains why married couples should be aware of using social media as escapism
  • Reasons you should avoid counseling an ex at all cost

 

Experience is the Best Teacher:

  • Shantel, Venessa and Dale share the social media hurdles they’ve each had to overcome since getting married
  • Shantel explains why married couples should not keep secrets from one another and the damaging impact that secrets can have on a marriage

 

Fun Times & Stories

  • Shantel explains what happened when one of her exes, who still calls her “his wife”, tried to reconnect with her on Facebook
  • Shantel shares about the time she was interacting with a relative of her husband’s online and things went left

 

Apply the Principles:

“…let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 (ESV)

 

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Has social media ever caused an issue in your marriage or relationship?

 

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