40 Reasons {to Give Up Facebook} For Lent

I was encouraged by a Catholic mom friend of mine to give up Facebook for Lent.  I’ve been  trying to creatively “slip away” for months, but now seems like a much more perfect time.  I, therefore, give you my 40 reasons for giving up FB:

  1. It is time-consuming
  2. There’s not enough time
  3. To spend more time with my family
  4. …or sleeping
  5. …or writing
  6. …or crafting
  7. …or running
  8. God needs more of me
  9. My children need more of me
  10. To feel normal again
  11. To rediscover what normal is
  12. To connect with people more personally
  13. To disconnect from distraction
  14. To be distracted by other things
  15. I’m a rebel (with a cause)
  16. New traditions are waiting to be discovered, and I’m a discoverer
  17. To stop comparing myself to others
  18. To regain some sense of privacy in a Google-ish world
  19. To have more “me” time in the morning
  20. And more time for making animal pancakes (especially on Shrove Tuesday :))
  21. To get more done…like organizing my house
  22. I’m ready to “let go and let God”
  23. Because FB doesn’t define me
  24. And it doesn’t make me happier
  25. Connecting to God only requires prayer
  26. There are not enough prayer groups on FB
  27. I don’t want to feel bad about others based on their FB posts
  28. There’s a lot of good in the world that I want to [re]discover
  29. I have a book review due
  30. And peg dolls to paint
  31. I want to be more genuine, more REAL
  32. Miracles are less likely to happen on FB than at home
  33. I just want to see what happens
  34. And blog about it
  35. It’s a sacrifice (of a social media kind)
  36. To color more pictures with my children
  37. Read more books
  38. Make more pretzels (It’s a Lenten tradition!)
  39. Sing more silly songs with my six silliest
  40. Col. 3:23 – “Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others”

May your Lenten season be one of great blessing!


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  • I love this. There was a matter of a couple weeks that my Facebook app was having issues and so I was rarely on. I remember actually loving it. I got on once in a while during that time but I loved that I didn’t feel like it consumed me….and not to say that I feel like FB consumes me but I know I am on more than I want to be or should be.

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