Social media can offer enriching experiences and the opportunity to spread the gospel message. But it can also give us experiences that weaken us spiritually, lead us to judge others in unrighteous ways, and cause us to lose sight of who we truly are.
It’s easy to compare ourselves or our lives to what we see on social media, but we can learn to use social media to create a positive space where we resist judging ourselves or others, gain confidence in ourselves, and most importantly, convey to others, through our example, the happiness that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings.
The Young Adults section of the December Ensign has a number of articles to help us learn to use social media in positive ways:
- Making Social Media a Positive Place
- Judging Righteous Judgment (Even on Social Media)
- The Reality behind Those Picture-Perfect Profiles
- Your Life Belongs to You—Not Your Followers
- How to Be on but Not in Social Media
- Being You, Being Real
- Insights from Young Adults on Not Judging Others on Social Media