FYI: The consequences of Adultery (part 2)
FYI: The Consequences of ADULTERY (part 2)Adultery has painful consequences, affecting the adulterers physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is the number one reason for divorce. Possible physical outcomes involve not only the adulterer, but those damaged by the act. A few negative results include illegitimate births and abortions. Other physical damage from adultery includes life-threatening sexually transmitted diseases like Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The emotional scars of guilt, fear and anxiety can devastate everyone affected by adultery. Participants suffer, losing their self-esteem as personalities are shattered and depression sets in.
Once adultery is committed, the harm is done, and it takes much work and time for the victims to heal. That’s why it’s important to prevent it from happening before it’s too late. The best way to prevent adultery is to be aware when it starts. For example, consider the temptations that are present when you are working in an office for long hours with someone who is attractive and meets your needs. If it’s not addressed, this situation can lead to emotional dependence. Avoid even going to lunch with a married person you’re attracted to, and don’t exchange personal emails. If that person starts sharing intimate details of unhappiness at home, don’t offer a shoulder to cry on.
Communication in marriage is a preventive tool. Talk to your spouse rather than gravitate to someone else who does not belong to you. If you are experiencing problems in your marriage, seek counseling before it gets worse.
If you are presently involved in adultery, STOP IT NOW and REPENT. Confess it to your spouse and to God. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
If you are not SERIOUS about stopping the adultery, you will feel sorry because you got caught but will just continue cheating and lying to your spouse.
NOW YOU KNOW….