Friday, May 3, 2013

To Seduce the Risk of Fire

CAUTION- To Seduce the risk of fire...

That is what the label inside my track lighting reads. Now, I know what you're probably thinking. Why on earth is that sticker still on the light fixture twenty-five years later? Maybe you think it's about time we remodel the kitchen. ;) Why did we choose to leave it there? Because it still makes us smile every time we change the light bulb. It's a great reminder that if you play with fire, you're going to get burned. This is especially true in marriage. We have been married for 28 years and we want to keep our marriage fireproof.

How close to that line do you walk? Do you and your spouse have separate facebooks? Maybe like mine, your spouse isn't even on facebook. Does your husband/wife know everyone on your friend's list? Does your spouse have access to your password? Can the two of you sit down and look through your private messages together? How about the history on your computer? Would you be willing to let your husband/wife see all of the places you've visited?

I have seen too many of our friend's marriages crumble over what began as a facebook friendship. They didn't even see it coming because it all started out as a simple friend request. We need to guard our hearts and our wedding vows.

Think of it this way. Would you be comfortable if Jesus were sitting beside you watching what you type or what web sites you visit? As a Christian, Christ is always with me. Wherever I go, He is already there. You can delete conversations, you can lie to your family and make excuses. You can even delete the history on your computer, but your Heavenly Father knows where you have been and what you've been doing.