Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wife Talk- 3 KINDS OF CHEATING IN MARRIAGE...



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

9 comments:

  1. My husband and I have been married 32 years. We agreed from the beginning that divorce was never going to be an option. This means that we choose to communicate differently. Cheating hurts everyone, grateful for the forgiveness that God offers us when we fail.

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  2. When I met my husband and fell in love, I made the choice to relocate to a new country. Divorce is not an option for us either. God meant for an eternity marriage!! thanks for this post :)

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  3. Good post! I think each couple should definitely discuss and agree on their boundaries and definitions of cheating. It's good to see yours!

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  4. So true. Good post. We need to guard our hearts!!

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  5. SO many people think of cheating is physically. Making clear cut lines of all kinds of cheating help any relationship and recognize that cheating is not always physical.

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  6. This is so true!! If they did it would it make you mad? If you are hiding any texts, pics, or phone calls then it is Bad news.

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  7. Yep, it's more than just physical. We have to guard against all of it.

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  8. Absolutely! All of these kinds of cheating are detrimental to a marriage. Great points!

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