So I thought it was just me. But then I do a couple of retreats and I hear the same thing over and over. I ask women or men, “How did this crazy thing start anyway?”
“Well they asked me to be their friend on Facebook.”
Sometimes there is a reason that seasons pass and doors are closed. Sometimes there are very good reasons that they should stay closed.
Connecting with old lovers while you’re married: not a good idea.
Talking more to your ex boyfriend on FB than you do to your husband, or he does his wife: not a good idea.
Friending ex husbands or wives? Uhm, wasn’t the point of the divorce to NOT be in relationship?
And what if you aren’t married? Aren’t rules different then? I don’t know; what are you looking for? Facebook is great for connecting people but it is also great for inserting people that have no place in your life.
I mean seriously…why on earth do I want to be “Friends” with a person with whom my only connection is sexual stupidity in high school? What is he supposed to say to me? “Gee remember when we ——–? And now I see you have two kids? How great. And how is your husband?”
I know this is all under the blood of Christ. I have forgiven myself and them. Maybe you have too. But is it healthy to renew these relationships? I would say after talking to several men and women who are losing their hearts to phantom relationships, this breach in boundaries is just one more attack on marriage, or the hope of a healthy relationship. People can be toxic for us, even from afar.
Perhaps there is no sexual contact. But isn’t the mind and its ability to rewrite history strong enough to distract from the now? I am talking to people who just like “to watch what is happening in this person’s life.” What do you think fosters fantasy anyway? Watching from afar with no reality of relationship.
Brothers and sisters, beware. Corinthians says “just because something is technically legal doesn’t make it spiritually beneficial.” (The Message) I encourage you to guard your hearts in Christ Jesus. Guard your homes.
Don’t allow the enemy to entice your hearts away, especially when your heart is dissatisfied or hurting in your marriage or relationship status already. Don’t believe the lie that it is harmless. It is not.
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10 Run to the Lord, and “defriend” the obstacles to your real relationships.