Relationship Drama is so Overrated

I hope that this title makes no sense to you. Relationship drama? What is that?

Let’ sum it up as: emotional excess in romantic relationships. 

It is very easy to get caught up in the he-said-she-said “drama” of relationships, not to mention the “they said” component of social media.

No one is very logical when their emotions are running in high-gear, and nothing captures our emotions quite like romance, lust, or infatuation. “Drama” builds on our pride, our selfishness, our vanity, and our desire for social acceptance and love. 

While humans have a long history of relationship drama, from Genesis 3 forward, it is not compatible with the Christian life. Yes, Adam and Eve engaged in some classic he said/she said deflection of their sinful choices. We are tempted to do the same today. But remember 1 Corinthians 10:13?

What is our “way out”? Just put down the phone. End the conversation. Delete the Snapchat app. Log out of Facebook. And re-evaluate the health of a drama-filled relationship or friendship.

Relationship drama does not feel good, it does not look good, and ultimately, it is not good. 

Written by Jessica Hayes
iHope Executive Director