Social media gives each of us enormous power to influence others for good or ill. But far too many Christians ignore the opportunities and undermine their own reputations through thoughtless words shared online. This book comes directly from the author’s experiences as an attorney and a church leader and offers seven simple guidelines for exercising Biblical wisdom in social media.
I found these guidelines presented by Mr. Wassom to not only be for Christians but for everyday interactions on social media. Facebook is used a lot as the main example for which we should watch what say. The #1 principle in this book is To Think Before You Post. I’m sure we have all fallen victim to this. We post what is exactly our minds and in most instances have no filter. Our thoughtless words and actions can have a lasting impact on others so we need to be careful. The author himself even mentions falling victim to this which I thought was awesome. If you can do a self-examination of yourself and your actions, to me, that is the first step to doing better. The author also mentions making good use of our time. For example, scrolling aimlessly through social media. This I am guilty of. I get so caught up in looking through everyone’s status updates and photos that I have lost valuable time and could have been doing something else. These are just a couple of common pitfalls that believers can fall into. I encourage everyone to read this book and learn something from it and most importantly…apply it.
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