If only people’s lives were truly as great as they make it sound on Social.

There are people on Social who have thousands of friends but are the loneliest people in the world.

There are people with no Social but have Many deep relationships.

There are “boys” that display and artificially produces lavish lifestyle, but behind closed doors, are Broke.

And there are women who flaunt their bodies all over the internet for the world to see, yet are some of the most insecure people in the world.

Things are not always what they seem, especially when we treat our actual lives like a social network, more concerned with how are lives LOOK AND SOUND to everybody else, vs how it actually feels to ourselves.

Social media makes it easy to believe that everyone has everything together… all the time. Perfect moments, well-worded reflections, and edited images. Very few people show what’s outside the margins of their beautifully captured pictures and stories that fill their feeds. Make it look neat and clean, snap that pic, edit, post, repeat.

Tragically, this is how we sometimes present ourselves in real-life situations as well: pull it together, edit yourself, present your best, make an impression, repeat.

This is not a new phenomenon, but it’s different with the advent of the internet. We now have constant reminders of “everyone’s best”, and more incentive than ever to show ours — and to hide our worst.

We must remember that no marriage is perfect. No relationship is without struggle. And we are not alone when we experience difficulty. If we assume we’re alone, we isolate ourselves which will only compound the problem.

Fight for your marriage, but don’t fight alone. Surround yourselves with brothers and sisters in Christ who understand that marriage takes work. Find a church — a body of believers — who will remind you constantly of the gospel and who you are in Christ.

There is no such thing as a perfect marriage. Anyone who tells you otherwise is pretending. The key is not in perfection, but in the truth of Christ. Seeking perfection will only make you ashamed when you fail and prideful when you succeed. Seeking Christ puts all weight, pressure, and glory on him. In return, you get identity, peace, and grace to fight for your marriage through every imperfect moment.

Trevor Baker

@thetrevorbaker on all social

#marriage #family #values #socialmedia #socialnetworks #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship

#mindset #attitude #truth #success

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