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Thou Shalt Not Use Facebook

Facebook may not be the best thing for your marriage. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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A New Jersey pastor is telling his flock to give up Facebook. The AP reports that Reverend Cedric Miller of the Living Word Christian Fellowship Church has been hearing of Facebook causing problems in marriages.

“I’ve been in extended counseling with couples with marital problems because of Facebook for the last year and a half,” he said. “What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical meet-ups. The temptation is just too great.”

Miller says he plans to delete his Facebook account, and order his 50 married church officials to do the same. Previously he had advised couples to share Facebook passwords.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (that is one of the better association names, no?) says that Facebook is the number one site for online divorce evidence. A Telegraph piece quotes an online divorce site in the UK, that says of their divorce filings 20% cite Facebook.

Interesting, I actually make it a point to not friend ex-girlfriends on Facebook. Well, alright, there is one. You?

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