Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holding Your Tongue on Facebook

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Jesus reminds us in Matthew 12:36 "And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak."

I am a regular on Facebook, I must admit. It is my social outlet on those days when I can't get out of the house. I enjoy networking with other homeschoolers, preemie Moms, and childhood friends. I am friends on Facebook with a wide variety of people and a range of religions.

One thing that strikes my heart and pains me to read on Facebook are angry and mean posts from my Christian acquaintances. This is an issue I have had for a long time and something I have thought long and hard over.

Perhaps you have experienced the same thing. A seemingly strong woman in her Christian faith plastering her Facebook wall with whiny, complaining posts about friends and family members. How can a Christian Mother who claims to be steadfast in her walk with Jesus turn around and write angry complaints about issues in her life? In Matthew 12:36, Jesus clearly tells us that we will have to give an account of every word we speak on judgment day. When I read those hurtful words from my fellow sisters in Christ I wonder what account they will give for the words they have just spoke against their friend or family member.

Are we as Christian Mothers perfect? Absolutely not. No one is. However, something as simple as holding you tongue is fairly simple to do as educated adults. What example are you setting to your children if you complain about others in such a free an open manner such as Facebook? Sure your children might not read your Facebook page but I can almost guarantee that if you freely speak ill of others on your Facebook wall then you are also letting the poison pour from your lips in front of your children.

Nothing is accomplished by complaining and speaking ill of others on our Facebook wall.

Dear sisters, please think about your Facebook posts before your post them. If you need to vent your frustrations about life then I encourage you to talk them through with your husband or write them down in a personal journal.

With Love and Blessings,
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