N.J. Pastor: Facebook Leads to Infidelity

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A New Jersey pastor told the leaders of his church to give up Facebook -- or resign.

Rev. Cedric Miller of the Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune said he has counseled 20 couples in 18 months who are having marital problems because their spouse reconnected with an old flame on the social networking Web site.

"I've been in extended counseling with couples with marital problems because of Facebook for the last year and a half," Miller said.

"What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical meet-ups," he said. "The temptation is just too great."

Rev. Miller recently spoke with CBN News about what prompted him to ban the popular social networking Web site. Click here to listen to the interview.

As a result, he has ordered around 50 married church leaders to give up Facebook or resign their leadership position in the church. On Sunday, he plans to strongly suggest that all married people stop using Facebook, unless they want to put their marriage at risk.

In the past, he has advised married couples to exchange passwords to the site.

"Some did. Others got scared and deleted their accounts right away. And some felt it was none of my business and continued on," he said.

Miller also has a Facebook account that he uses to keep in touch with six children, but he will also cancel his account this weekend.

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