Happy Monday Carmalistas!
This is the second installment of Marriage Mondays, where I blog about our recent date night events, marriage tips and inspiration. I’m normally not one to get inspiration from the Hollywood gossip scene and gossip sites, but this overly-blown story between Tia Mowry and Keke Palmer struck a chord with me; in regards to social media and marriage.
If you haven’t heard, actress Tia Mowry posted what some are calling a shady Tweet that many think was aimed at Keke Palmer. The tweet went something like, “Saying you like married men in interviews is not cute…just saying.” The tweet was deleted soon after. Palmer, who co-stars in the upcoming movie Brotherly Love with Tia’s husband, Cory Hardict; said her words were taken out of context. She appeared on the Wendy Williams Show and insists that she was only quoting thoughts she had when she was 10, and had a crush on Hardict. Palmer states that she’d said as a ten year-old that “she was going to marry this man.” After reading this and watching KeKe’s interview, I felt that Keke did not intend any harm in her statements. However, the statement she gave in her previous interview, must have rubbed Tia the wrong way, thus resorting to her "shady tweet." That said, I am NOT here to promote drama or shade, this post is simply about social media proofing your marriage. Plus, I heart Tia, and I'm praying for continued blessings in her marriage and business ventures!
However, this story made me think as a married woman how careful we need to be when it comes to keeping our marriages guarded when it comes to social media. While I don’t think it did Tia any good to “mark her territory” via social media. What it did was make her marriage a target for others to offer snide remarks against it, and diminishing its sanctity. I do understand feeling the need to “protect” our marriage, but giving into the flesh in our moments of weakness can make small issues big issues. We must be mindful to keep our marriages safe, especially in regards to social media. I’m sharing 3 Ways to keep your marriage safe in the age of social media, and bible verses that apply to modern times. Click image to enlarge.
I want to conclude that we should not devote our time being unrestricted on social media. Sharing intimate feelings in regards to our marriages can cause unnecessary conflict and tension in marriage. Ephesians 5:16-17 can be applied to today’s use of social media and how our lives can be affected by consuming too much time there. Trust God’s plan for your marriage. Because marriage mirrors God’s love story, it will always be under attack. Pray with your husband each day. Pray for strength to endure and strategies to overcome anything that threatens your union. Guard your marriage with all your heart. Have you ever thought about throwing shade on social media at another woman for flirting with your husband? Do you pray for your spouse and/or marriage daily?