Facebook, Moms, and the Last Day

| February 20, 2015


I admit it. Facebook is often my lifeline to the outside world. I am a homemaker with three small children, including a nursing baby. I spend most of my time within the four walls of my home raising my children, keeping the house in order, and making sure everyone is fed and healthy. It’s a dream job in many ways, but it also requires daily dying to self. Homemakers don’t get to eat when or what they want, shower when they want, or get a moment of silence when they want it. Relationships with other women are a challenge due to nursing schedules and regular demands. Therefore, many women turn to social media as a means to preserve friendships and stay connected. 

Are Twitter and Facebook bad? Most will agree that they are inferior to face-to-face communication, but should stay-at-home moms get a bad rap for frequenting social media? I believe the answer has two parts.

Positives

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31).

Let’s look at a few affirming aspects of social media. First, prayer can be requested in a matter of seconds. Private Facebook groups…


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