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Social media is a beautiful thing. And while much of my life has been shaped around it’s use, I’ve noticed a few things that truly get on my nerves. I know I’ve been victim of a  few of these myself. While the growth of social media continues to expand, I want to take a moment of instruction to go over 20 things I think everyone should stop doing while tweeting, posting, sharing, pinning, liking, +1′ing, and tumbling. Here are 20 things people should stop doing on social media.

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1. Publicly & Judgmentally calling people out on their sins or mistakes.

It’s not your place to call other people out on their sins or mistakes, especially in public. Don’t single them out for pure enjoyment. Christians already have a bad reputation in the land of judgment, and the last thing we need is someone rebuking people via Twitter or Facebook. If you’re doing this, please find the “deactivate” button and click it repeatedly.

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I am pretty sure you know where this post is going. I am attempting to write a post on the topic of alcohol, and what Jesus thinks about drinking in the Bible. I need you to realize that my post will not be biased to one side or the other. This is a simple conversation among brothers and sisters. Let’s try and be civil.

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Dear Justin,

It’s crazy to watch so many news and media outlets tear apart your character, all due to your recent arrest for drunk driving. And while many might think it’s justifiable due to your actions, I have personally withheld myself from posting anything on my own social channels until his post.  Not because I think you’re innocent or blameless, but because you deserve forgiveness regardless of what you have done wrong. It’s what Jesus would have done.

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Before you start assuming I will be leaving my wife, let me just tell you that’s just simply not the case. I’m looking to leave someone else. Someone you may not know about. Someone who takes up most of my time, distracts me from spending time with my wife, and even spends time with me during the late hours of the night.

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Here are 20 things people over 20 should stop doing. And believe me, I’ve been guilty of most of them.

1. Playing video games instead of looking for a job.

Video games can be extremely fun, but those games can sure take up a lot of valuable time that could be spent on more important areas of life. There is nothing wrong with playing them, as long as you balance the time needed for school, work, and other important aspects of life.

2. Spending money you don’t have.

Credit cards may seem like an easy way to pay for things you really want, but in the long run they could really hurt you if not properly used. Stick to cash, debit, or checks. This may seem old-school, but they will definitely help you manage your money.

3. Using the term “YOLO.”

Simple. Please stop using it.

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1. Jesus was not born on December 25th

By the 380s, the Church of Rome was attempting to unite the various areas by using December 25th as the universal day of feasting, and eventually was chosen as the day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There is nothing wrong with celebrating Jesus’ birth on December 25th,  just make sure you understand this wasn’t his actual day of birth.

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1. Are tattoos bad?

2. Will I go to hell for having a tattoo?

3. Can I have tattoos and still be a Christian?

4. Are there such thing as “Christian Tattoos?”

Tattoos are a widely debated topic among Christian culture. And regardless of your denominational viewpoint, I think this topic is something we all need to come together to discuss in a clear and loving manner.

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In response to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (which my wife and I did not watch), here are 10 things you need to know about a woman’s worth. Your worth is not found in the shape of your body.

“It is important for our daughters and sons to see women and men as different, but equally valued members of society. The measure of a person’s worth has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with character.” -Terry Rosenberg

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Sex is a word that is rarely used in The Church of today. But in reality, The Church should be talking about sex more than anyone else on this planet. Why? Because the origination of sex was divinely created by our Creator for a specific and beautiful purpose. If we don’t share that purpose, we can’t expect our culture to know the truth.

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