447: Dangers of Desiring a Social Media Relationship (Part 1)


Dangers of Desiring a Social Media Relationship (Part 1) with Tonia ShalelIn this episode, Jay is joined by encourager and coach Tonia Shalel to address the question: What is a social media relationship?





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Episode Title: Dangers of Desiring a Social Media Relationship (Part 1)


Guest: Tonia Shalel


Questions We Address and Answer:

  • What is a social media relationship?
  • Why do some people desire a social media relationship over a real relationship?
  • What are the dangers of desiring a social media relationship?


Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • Why social media relationships have become popular.
  • The danger of compare ourselves and our relationship to others.
  • The differences between a social media relationship and a real relationship.
  • The importance of allowing God into our relationships.
  • How social media can allow people into our relationships.



  • Tonia shares her experience of being in a social media relationship.


Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • Your desire to please God must outweigh your desire to appeal to others and gain their attention and admiration.


Apply the Kingdom Principle:

  • “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”John 10:27-28 (NIV)


Take Action Now:

  • Examine your relationship and determine if it’s real or a social media relationship.
  • When God is speaking to you, start listening.



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