Does Technology Threaten Your Marriage?

I came upon this article on The Marriage Bed‘s Facebook page.   When I saw the title, I thought that the topic might be a little different, but it still applies today.

My husband and I have  A LOT of technology at home.  We have 1 desk top computer, 4 laptops and 3 smart phones.  Granted one laptop and the desk top are my son’s for school, we feel very technology rich.  We email.  We use Facebook.  We text.  We don’t tweet yet…. I think we won’t… texting and FB seem enough for now.   But we’ve had to make a promise to each other.  We both have made our passwords available to each other.  At any time, he can ask to see my phone and texts, and vice versa.  I can read all his emails, his PMs and texts at any time.  In this day and age, that is important that spouses make that agreement with each other.   There is too much of a chance for innocent texts to become something more, and just like the article says, we are just asking for affairs when there is no accountability.   Satan loves it.  When couples become unaccountable to each other, Satan weaves his web of deception and before you know it, a marriage is damaged.

What do you have in place with your spouse regarding accountability?  Has this happened to you where you have been tempted by your feelings in the moment when you aren’t being held accountable by your spouse?

2 thoughts on “Does Technology Threaten Your Marriage?

  1. Before I got married I used to do a lot of chatting online and I was part of blog tv where it was like a blog skype thing. I made a lot of friends on there including guys and I got a little too close to them. Like you mentioned, it starts with innocent messages and chats then turns into something else. I have had a few moments where my husband thought I was a little too close to other guys. So he is accountable to me now. He checks people before I add them on facebook. I had to delete a lot of people from my friends list if my husband didn’t know them. He checks my emails and phone whenever he wants and we are fine with that. We are open to sharing. That has prevented any more moments like that from happening again. Good idea if you are easily attached to people.

  2. We both have read each others things for so long that it would definitely send up a red flag if suddenly we couldn’t read one another’s texts or e-mails. My Sir has a blog and we decided that I wouldn’t as a sub read it but at points my Sir was forwarding it so I could read it and give him my thoughts. I didn’t want to follow so we could have some mystery. Now though I’m following because it seems that he forwards to me be ause its about our relationship and things I need to hear about as well.. Total Transparently…


    Sent from LK

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