In your marriage vows you promised to be faithful to your spouse. Cheating on your marriage can be done in many ways ...
* PHYSICALLY CHEATING is where you're involved with someone physically that is not your spouse. Some people call it an affair or sleeping around ... it's cheating. This is wrong. It's adultery and don't EVER do this. There is NO excuse for this ... ever.
* EMOTIONAL CHEATING is where you've made an unhealthy friendship with someone of the opposite sex. You've become attached to them in a way that you should be with your spouse. You constantly text, talk or want to spend time together. You hide this relationship, and the details of it, from your spouse because deep down you know it is wrong. Don't do this, it is wrong. Emotional affairs are as dangerous and as wrong as physical ones.
* MENTAL AFFAIRS take place with pornography, soft-core porn, etc. We believe this is not OK behavior. It is a perverse and ridiculous intrusion into your relationship. It is an insult, it is disloyal and it is cheating. Consider how it makes your partner feel. It makes your partner feel ugly, hurt, deceived, lied to or inadequate, and it needs to stop. It will erode your relationship.
SO, don’t have an affair of any kind. Don't try and justify it ... it’s wrong. Simply be faithful to the one you promised that you would and pursue them ... not others.
Taken and used with permission from Trey and Lea's Stronger Marriage