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Thursday, July 24
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Barbara DeVriese
Friday, July 25
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† Enzo Morgante
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Angele DeVriese
4:30 pm
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Last week, I touched on the issue of the internet and infidelity. This week's thoughts are from an article about data released be the American Association of Trial Lawyers. It shows that 81% of all divorce cases in the last year used some form of evidence from a social media site when presenting their cases. Sixty-six percent (66%) of the offenses were on Facebook! Let's be clear: talking with someone of the opposite sex on social media can be infidelity and inappropriate.

Of course, there is also the scourge of pornography which most definitely effects marriage. Consider this: every second 28,258 internet users view pornography. That translates into over 40 million users in the United States alone. Further, more than 45% of Christians admit that pornography is a problem in their home. In my experience as a confessor and pastoral minister, I find these statistics to be low. It is everywhere and involves men AND women—-movies, pictures, chat rooms, erotic reading, texting and so on.

At this point, I can hear people saying, "Oh Father, lighten up!" But far from being prudish, I am out to protect marriages that are populated by husbands and wives and children who suffer tremendously. If marriages suffer,, then families suffer. If families suffer, then society suffers.

Next week I will address some of the possible solutions for husbands and wives who desire to keep their marriage and family strong.

God bless,
Fr. Don Kline, Pastor

Medios Sociales, Matrimonio, y Familia (Parte III de IV)

Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo,

La semana pasada, les hable acerca del tema de la internet y la infidelidad. Los pensamientos de esta semana son de un artículo acerca de datos publicados por la Asociación Americana de Abogados Litigantes. Esta información demuestra que el 81% de todos los divorcios en este último año usaron alguna forma de evidencia que tenía que ver con los medios sociales cuando presentaron su caso. El 66% de las ofensas fueron en Facebook!! ¡Seamos claros el entablar una plática o relación con alguien del sexo opuesto en las redes sociales es una infidelidad y es inapropiado.

Por supuesto, también existe el daño de la pornografía, el cual definitivamente afecta el matrimonio. Considere esto—cada segundo 28, 258 usuarios de la red ven pornografía. Esto se traduce a más 40 millones de usuarios solamente en los Estados Unidos. Además, más del 45% de Cristianos admiten que la pornografía es un problema en su hogar. En mi experiencia como confesor y ministro pastoral, yo encuentro estas estadísticas bastante bajas a lo que en realidad pasa. Esto es en todos lados y involucra a hombres y mujeres—películas, fotos, salas de chat, libros eróticos, y mucho mas.

En este momento me imagino que están diciendo ¡Oh Padre no exagere! Pero lejos de ser un cerrado o exagerado, yo estoy protegiendo a los matrimonios que están poblados por esposos y esposas e hijos que sufren tremendamente a causa de esto. Si los matrimonios sufren entonces también la familia sufre. Si la familia sufre entonces la sociedad sufre.

La próxima semana hablare acerca de las posibles soluciones para las parejas que desean mantener su matrimonio y familia fuerte.

Que Dios los bendiga,
Padre Don Kline, Pastor

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