How did we get to a point where it’s ok to share the deepest, darkest secrets of those we love and are meant to protect? In a bid to be “real”? #socialmedia #sacredspaces

We went from highlight reel to deepest, darkest secrets real quick…

As far as Instagram trends go, this is one that’s taken a rapid turn for the worse.

It started out ok.

People sharing honestly that business is a struggle this year or that they’re having a hard time finding their village or that they feel mum-guilt when they head to work.

Well, hello there! Fancy seeing other humans around here!

But when we show up and share that our 13 year old is struggling with puberty… that our spouse has a habit he just can’t kick and it drives us insane… that our 3 year old needs an exorcism…

How is that ok? How did we get to a point where it’s ok to share the deepest, darkest secrets of those we love and are meant to protect? In a bid to be “real”?

Some will say it’s unrealistic to just post the good stuff. I have a different view.

If people show up on social media and only post the good stuff, that’s not necessarily unrealistic – it’s just sharing part of your journey. And guess what? You’re not obligated to share your whole journey. If you only want to share the good, go for it. If you want to share the hard too, that’s your choice.

But sharing the hard of others? Of the people we are closest to and have committed to protect?

It’s not our place to reveal the struggles of our teens or the sins of our partner. We should be protecting the privacy of our people, guarding the sacred space between our walls and the sanctity of our marriages.

“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap… but I found no one” Ezekial 22:30

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