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Three Causes Of Unfaithfulness in Marriage

Three Causes Of Unfaithfulness in Marriage
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Three Causes Of Unfaithfulness in Marriage

It’s a sad reality today that adultery is right in the church. Professing believers, deacons and even pastors are flagrantly indulging in adulterous escapades, resulting in unnecessary and unprecedented headaches and agony in families.

An affair is more or less a sexual relationship, romantic friendship, or passionate attachment between two people without the knowledge of the other spouse.

Nobody is totally exempt from adultery. This morning, I am going to attempt to identify a few causes why couples often resort to cheating and unfaithfulness. This is not an attempt to justify this obviously sinful act, but to help us identify areas we might need to pay attention to.

1. The Needs of the Couple
The couple usually will have different needs. Emotional and sexual needs particularly. When these are not met, the person would indirectly seek to meet those needs outside of matrimony. You see, those needs are valid and every couple should strive to meet their emotional and sexual needs. Meeting sexual needs reduces vulnerability to a large extent.

2. Retaliatory Adultery
Some people dabble into adultery simply because they wanted to retaliate or show their spouse that they can sort themselves out. This usually happens as a result of deep-seated offense or bitterness.

The sad part is that the reason for adultery does not extricate the consequences of it. As the scripture noted;

Adultery is a brainless act, soul-destroying, self-destructive;  [33]  Expect a bloody nose, a black eye, and a reputation ruined for good. Pro 6:32-33 (MSG)

3. Wounded and Injured Ego
The reality is that some men go into adultery just to simply repair or mend an injured or wounded ego!Wives, massage your husband’s ego! This is very important!

This is not to say that wives are responsible for unfaithfulness in men. A man who has a bad heart will cheat, injured ego or not. However, we should not be careless in some of these areas.

God bless you. Have a fantastic day!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I love my spouse the God kind of way

PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, teach me how to love

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1 Cor 13:4 (AMP) Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Go through the devotional again and make adjustments

BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY
1 Cor 13

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