I have recently gone so far as to say that infidelity is an epidemic. When we look at the statistics, unfortunately they back me up. Why? There are probably as many reasons as there are affairs but the underlying cause is that we want what we want and we live in a culture that may not say affairs are okay but often turns its head the other way.
As someone pursues an affair, they usually don’t take the time to think through the consequences, and the consequences are enormous. First there is the marriage itself. There are few things more devastating in life than being betrayed by the person who pledged before God to be faithful for the rest of their life. Then there is the ripple effect which affects more people than one can even imagine starting with their children to friends to family members and on and on. If we could look backwards from the end to the beginning first, I think there would be very few affairs. Many times after the affair people have said to me, “I never wanted this for my family.”
No one has to take that step but the solution starts way before that step is even an option. It starts with an unwavering commitment to the vow you made for better or worse. It starts with never taking even a baby step in that direction. It starts with keeping God first and your spouse second every day. Stopping infidelity in your marriage starts with you!
Take time today to pray together for God to protect your marriage.
1. Dr. Kim shares that infidelity is running rampant in our culture today. How have you seen infidelity increase in the community where you live?
2. Dr. Kim shares that in order to reverse this trend we have to commit to building marriages that are virtually affair proof. What is one thing you can do today to protect your marriage from infidelity?
3. Protecting your marriage is one thing but taking a stand against infidelity is another. How will you stand against infidelity?