My heart goes out to many young people today. I can completely relate to the connection that many of them have with their social media platforms, as if they are the friends they always wanted (and never got). Jonas, like you, I also realise that this fixation is reflective of a need to be wanted and loved, accepted for who they are and for their own merits, not the reflection of society’s merits or checklist of ‘acceptable’ virtues (or vices). I believe that the solution lies in authentic living, as what Jesus wanted us to live, in lives that are true and accepting of our flaws and fakeries.

Jesus came to give back the relationship with the Creator that Man was supposed to always have, before sin entered and spoilt it all. When we realise this and live our lives as how Jesus wanted us to all along, then perhaps the need for approval will be satisfied and social media may drop off a notch or two. With that in mind, I hope that your daughter will realise this love and acceptance in her own life Jonas:)

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