Can Facebook really cause infidelity?

Pastor Cedric Miller the leader of the Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune New Jersey has been telling his congregation to delete their Facebook accounts. Pastor Miller contests that Facebook use leads to infidelity in marriage.

As many of us have discovered, Facebook allows us to connect with old flames from the past. Pastor Miller has discovered that this ability to reconnect through Facebook has caused a significant portion of the marital problems that he has experienced in his counseling work.

Personally, I am always hesitant to blame a third party for my personal issues. While I respect Pastor Miller’s insights, I think that the couples that he is dealing with have much bigger issues than Facebook.

It sounds like these people have behavioral issues that they need to address. If these people eliminate their Facebook activity, what is stopping them from choosing another method of communication? There are emotional, psychological, and/or spiritual factors at play here.

What do you think? Is Facebook really a tool that hurts marriages?

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  • http://twitter.com/yoshlk Yohan & Shery Perera

    Facebook has its own upside and a downside too… even porn… which I blogged about here: http://bit.ly/5fV1rN

    However like you said I am responsible for my own actions and it's me who decide how to use social media…

    If Facebook is bad for marriage then what about the Internet??? Should all Christians stop using the Internet???

    That's about the preacher's issue with Facebook. However I don't agree with the way you have concluded this post. I think the news about the preacher's involvement in a three some is irrelevant to this article. Such content doesn't even fit the title of this blog at all… Exposing someone's grave failures and then calling others for prayer is much like holy gossip…

  • Dizzyd 9953

    Everyone is accountable for their personal actions ” The Devil made me do syndrome” has lost it cause long ago. If you have issues you don't need Facebook, Twitters or even your pastor to solve them, you need to have a one on one with Jesus! The way maker and problem solver that never has a busy line or tells your problem to others he solves them. I can't understand why some Christians need to let someone make any decisions in our house hold if God is the head of your house. Come on take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there.

  • Johanu Collins

    I quite agree with you Yohan & shery Perera, Christians should stop using the failure of others to teach. Preachers should not turn to media commentators. The bible says “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” Gal 6:1 (KJV) Restore not ridicule.

  • http://www.TheGospelBlog.com Cliff

    Thank you all for your comments. I never claimed to be a preacher.

    You are right. The moral issue is irrelevant to the story. I have removed that portion of the article. It was not intended as ridicule. Thank you for shining a light on that.

  • http://twitter.com/yoshlk Yohan & Shery Perera

    Cliff…

    Bro… We praise God for your humble attitude. Do you know something? There are two types of people.

    The first type changes when they see the light but the second type change only when they feel the heat…

    You changed your blog post upon seeing the light… Not because your readers pressed you to do so. I am sure that you have the wisdom of a king and the heart of a servant… God bless you…

  • http://twitter.com/yoshlk Yohan & Shery Perera

    Thank you for the affirmation, Johanu…

  • http://www.TheGospelBlog.com Cliff

    Yohan & Sherry…..thanks. God bless you too!

  • Velma Villar

    Facebook is anti christian

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