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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  • Charrisa T
    July 25, 2016

    Thank you for your transparency!! Listening to God is so crucial! I too was the one who didn’t listen to God is a situationship(lol) and I honestly can say not listening brought a lot of hurt and pain. But to God be the glory. I’m free and will wait patiently on my Boaz! #helloruth

    • Jay
      July 27, 2016

      Hey Charrisa!

      Thank you so much for listening to the discussion and taking the time out to leave a comment sharing your thoughts and takeaways with us.

      You’re right, it is very crucial that we listen to God.

      I’m happy to hear that you are now free and in a position where you can wait patiently.

      Thank you so much for your continued support and you can definitely expect a shout out on a future show.

      May God continue to bless you!

    • Tonia Shalel
      July 28, 2016

      Hi Charrisa, thank you for clicking the link from IG and coming to listen. We know those situationships bring nothing but confusion and pain, been there too sis. Transparency is so important when sharing your testimony!! Thanks again sis!!!

      • Jay
        July 28, 2016

        Hey Tonia!

        Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to Charrisa’s comment. I truly appreciate that.

        God bless you!

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