Facebook may cause divorce in one in five marriages. when I hear a statistic like this one, it makes me want to do everything I can to protect my marriage!
Keep in mind that you need to guard your heart, especially while you are online. It is very easy to become involved in an emotional online affair without even realizing it.
To avoid heartache over Facebook please consider these rules to keep your marriage strong while enjoying the benefits that Facebook has to offer.
DECLARE YOUR MARRIAGE PUBLICLY
Make sure your profile shows you are married and don’t hold back in sharing your relationship by commenting, liking and linking to your partner when you can.
DON’T TALK ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE ISSUES ON FACEBOOK
Your relationship is between you and the person you are in it with. Don’t use Facebook to talk about your relationship problems or to insult each other publicly.
SHARE LOGIN INFO
I know this one is going to be debatable with some, but I feel that it just removes the temptation of keeping secrets which is the next rule on the list.
DON’T KEEP SECRETS
Being open with your partner all along is the best policy, especially when it comes to online friendships. If you feel the need to keep a friendship secret, you already know there is a problem with it.
BE WILLING TO UNFRIEND SOMEONE
If the reasons for concern are valid, be willing to unfriend in order to keep your real relationship strong. Remember that your real-life relationships are much more valuable than any online relationship you may have.