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- Around 41% of married people admit to having an emotional or physical affairs at some point in their marriage.
- First, they probably lack a fear of God. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). Fearing God will often keep you from making bad choices.
- Second, they assume someone else will make them happy. The problem is that a spouse does not make us happy and fulfilled; this is between each of us and God.
- Third, they compare their spouse’s worst with someone else’s best. They don’t see the other person’s faults and failures, just the idealized version they want to see. As the old saying goes, “The grass always looks greener from the other side.”
- Fourth, they dont cut off “innocent” friendships. The more we entertain the thought of being with this other person, the more connected we feel to them, and the more likely we are to do something about it.
- Fifth, they don’t have accountability (Proverbs 18:1). Many affairs could be prevented by early detection via godly accountability. Christian friends, mentors, and others who you invite to keep you accountable can detect when something is up, and they can help you make the tough choices you need to make to preserve your marraige and yourself.
Hebrews 13:4 Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.