Who knew such a fun way to pass the time could lead to marriage challenges, and yet we've all heard the horror stories about how people reconnect and suddenly their lives are turned upside down.
Springfield Moms sponsor and ConnectedPairs marriage counselor Marilyn Stevens offers this book review of a fascinating new resource called Facebook and Your Marriage by K. Jason and Kelli Krafsky.
"As a marriage counselor and coach, I highly recommend this book for today's couples. When someone suggested I consider Facebook a year ago, it seemed like a foreign and frightening world! However, now it is a natural part of life as it is with many couples.
It's difficult to seek advice from our parents about how to manage Facebook dilemmas, as it was not even invented in their day. Consequently, today's couples are challenged to navigate new technology by the seat of their pants. Sometimes that can be painful.
This book is written in a creative style similar to Facebook pages, with questions and answers, endless resources in the sidebar, and threads to related subjects in the book.
The Krafsky's offer practical advice in how to be proactive with Facebook:
In "Simple Ways to Safeguard Your Marriage, Your Spouse, and Yourself," the authors address topics like;
- R.D.A. (Recommended Daily Allowance)
- Avoiding FB Addictions
- Talking FB with Non-FB spouse
- Friending Exesâ¦.or Not?
In "SOS! My Marriage is suffering because of Facebook!" suggestions are offered for those tricky topics like:
- Viewing Spouse's Chat Sessions
- Logging into my Mate's Face Book
- Is it an emotional Affair?
Finally, couples are urged to embrace this technology to enhance their relationship. In "Let's get it on! Have a Facebook Affairâ¦With your Spouse!" the authors offer suggestions on:
- Loving a Non-FB Spouse on Facebook
- Be Long Distance Lovers
- Creative Invite to Date Your Mate.
Marilyn Stevens, ConnectedPairs, July 18, 2010
About the Author
K. Jason and Kelli Krafsky have been married since 1994 and are the co-authors of Facebook and Your Marriage.
Facebook and Your Marriage was inspired from the response to three blog articles Jason and Kelli co-wrote that have been widely distributed, written about and reposted. (Our Top Dozen Do's and Don'ts for Facebooking Couples; Is Facebook a Cyber-Threat to Your Marriage?; How Facebook Can Improve Your Marriage.)
The Krafskys have emerged as trusted voices and respected authorities on how marriage can survive and thrive in this social media age.
Jason is the author of Before I Do - Preparing for the Full Marriage Experience, an interactive premarital book for engaged and seriously dating couples. He is also an active blogger on all things marriage (MarriageJunkie.com).
For nearly a decade and a half, Jason has worked for organizations whose missions focus on strengthening the health and well being of marriages and families.
Jason and Kelli have spent most of their married life devoted to helping couple and family relationships thrive.
The Krafskys live in the foothills of Washington's Cascade Mountains with their four children.