Latter-day Saint Life

Elder Cook Addresses the Good (and Bad) of Social Media and Asks Members to do the Same


After addressing the young adults of the Church in a devotional Sunday night, Elder Quentin L. Cook invited members to share their thoughts on social media.

Elder Cook mentioned that social media can be a blessing, especially concerning family history, but shared concerns over how members abuse social media in his Facebook post:

"Do we ever hide our identity and subject others to unkind comments or opinions? Does social media interfere with the time we would normally spend with religious observance in the home or quality family time? Is the amount of time spent on the internet with games and trivia preventing us from effectively pursuing serious goals? 

"These are decisions I challenge each of us to contemplate, make adjustments, and repent where necessary to bless our lives."

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