The idea of “oversharing” has taken on a whole new meaning in a social media world. How often are the subjects of your Facebook or Twitter posts things that you would never share or involve your friends in if not for a social media platform tempting you to instantly share?
Much of the oversharing on social media is innocent fun, however the more we feel comfortable making the most mundane moments into a public spectacle, the more likely we are to impulsively share things that expose our most intimate relationships. This lack of restraint can be especially dangerous for your marriage.
How can we resist the urge to overshare about our spouse? If you leave your oversharing off Facebook, are you still exposing too much about your marriage to outsiders in casual conversation? And when you’re genuinely seeking advice, who should you share with — and how much is too much to share?
This month I’m joining up with 30 wonderful Christian bloggers for the annual fall 31 Days to a Better Marriage Series from Managing Your Blessings, covering topics such as nurturing your marriage during financial hardships, reasons why your marriage isn’t thriving, the art of forgiving, surviving domestic abuse, how God can redeem an unequally-yoked marriage, how prayer and fasting can bless your marriage, and much more!
Here’s my 31 Days to a Better Marriage post: Oversharing About Your Marriage on Social Media.
Have you had a hard time resisting the urge to overshare about your spouse? Have you ever been caught in the middle when an oversharing friend loops you into her marriage squabbles? How do you protect the intimacy and mutual respect in your marriage in this oversharing social media environment? See my full post on this topic and share your thoughts below!