When you take a look at the ways that social media use has become a habit and a compulsion, it can be unsettling. In this article, Dorothy Greco continues to explore what is going on behind social media use and some practical advice on how to control your use of it rather than letting it control you.
Social media is a way that we can stay connected to our world and share our lives with those who don't live close to us. Sharing photos of a new recipe you cooked on Facebook, or recording a short video of a vacation you were able to take can let people in on what is happening in your world. However, are we really connected to the people we share with? Today, Dorothy Greco shares her thoughts about social media and how it is affecting our society
"In marriage, joy functions like engine oil. It reduces relational friction, which not only helps us uphold our commitment but also rejoice in it. Joy runs deeper than happiness because it has the capacity to transcend the details of our lives." Dorothy Littell Greco explains how choosing to find joy in marriage, even in the midst of difficult circumstances, can be a source of life for your relationship.
If we want a transformed marriage, we need to regularly confess our sins to each other. Confession is not indiscriminately spewing your feelings on social media. It’s an honest, humble admission of the ways we have fallen short of God’s laws. Soong-Chan Rah writes in Prophetic Lament, “Confession acknowledges the need for God and opens the door for God’s intervention.” All of us need God’s intervention if we want a long-lasting, satisfying marriage.
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