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~ Proverbs 5 ~ the Goldmine of Spiritual Wisdom ~ the Perils of Adultery ~

Updated on August 12, 2020
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Pastoral Counselor ordained Elder/Minister Ambassador at Alpha 7 Ministries M.A.Christian Clinical Counseling Certified in Creation Therapy

Perils of Sex Outside of Marriage!

~ Proverbs ~ 5 The Goldmine Of Spiritual Wisdom ~

The Perils of Adultery

Today in this 21st century sex outside of marriage is widely practiced and encouraged. Proverbs has many warning against the perils of having sex outside of marriage. Adultery is actually when someone is married and has sex outside of their marriage. Adultery was considered a serious crime punishable by death at the time this was Proverb was written. Down through the years an increase in immorality has lessened the legal penalties. However spiritual consequences remain. Some countries are still adamant about adultery being a crime. Here in the United States the moral principles are constantly being relaxed and redefined, many are being desensitized to what is morally right in the eyes of God…

I ask that you listen attentively to what Solomon is saying in this wonderful Proverb. Remember we are talking about someone who had many wives and concubines. Here he candidly shares the many pitfalls of adultery. Sexual immorality can be dangerous. Pornography is a growing form of adultery it too is destroying many marriages. Extramarital relationships for many is a chosen lifestyle, many consent to open marriages… The multitude of people with STD’s = sexually transmitted diseases and HIV are rising. This really should not be. Adultery destroys trust in the marriage, hinders intimacy and further erodes the stability of the family. Sexual immorality goes against the laws of God!

Learning about the pitfalls of sex outside of marriage can be helpful! Knowing and keeping in mind the consequences before it is at your doorstep can be a powerful deterrent and a dose of preventive therapy. Know that adultery is a sign of weakness. You are not able for whatever reason to keep your commitment, that you made to your spouse as well as to God! Sad but true adultery is practiced by many within the body of the Church! When someone is indulging in adultery they have set aside their Christian Principles and are “walking in the flesh.” According to Galatians 5; “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries…”

Did you know that whomever you join yourself to becomes a part of you? Please think long and hard before you go here. Or if you are here or have been here; please seriously think about repentance and not repeating this! There are lasting consequences. I often use the illustration of “epoxy!” It is a formidable thermosetting polymer! Notice how the two components are packaged separately. There is an almost unbreakable convalent bond that takes place once the two cohesive components join together! They are known as structure adhesives! Once they come together it is almost impossible to separate one from the other without some type of damage… Sex outside of marriage creates an emotional bond to someone other than your spouse. There is something much deeper that takes place during the exchange of bodily fluids… So much so it can result in the beginning of a new life! This is another reason why God does not sanction sex outside of marriage!

Solomon is relentless in his quest to relay the message of not getting involved with an adulteress! He goes so far to say “Keep to a path far from her; do not go near the door of her house.” The Scripture is clear that adultery is a sin! I find it interesting in John 8 the story of the woman who participated in adultery! Jesus is greeted by a group while teaching in the Temple! A group of religious leaders come to Him with a woman that is “caught” in adultery! “they said to Him. Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery the very act…” The Law of Moses commands that this woman be put to death… Deut 22. Why was the woman alone? Surely she was caught with someone? The leaders were really only interested in condemning only the woman? Jesus with all His unlimited Wisdom knew their thoughts… As He begins to write down on the ground all the men leave! Makes one wonder what He wrote? One by one from the oldest to the last they disperse until Jesus is left alone with only the woman! He then asks her “Woman where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you? She said “ No one, Lord” And Jesus said to her “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more…”

Many conclusions can be drawn from this story! Jesus did not condemn the woman but nor did He let her off the hook! The guilty leaders all left when Jesus asked “He who is without sin among you, let him throw the stone at her first.” Adultery is a sin that not only impacts those who physically take part in it, but those who they are associated to them as well. It weakens the marital bond and allows deception, insecurity and mistrust to become components of the relationship. Adultery weaves a wicked web around those involved, spiritually blinding them. This is true whether the adultery is real or emotional! One should ask is it worth the price? Or are you so weak that you cannot resist its temptation? The Word says “if you resist the devil he will flee…” Jesus can give you the strength to resist! But one must repent and be willing to turn away then as Jesus said: “GO and sin no more!”

Proverbial Lesson Highlights

Proverbs 5

Key Verse: Let your fountain be blessed, And REJOICE with the wife of your youth!" If you have ever read the Song of Solomon? You will discover here how love, physical and emotional intimacy between a husband and wife are encouraged and honored! Here in this Proverb much is said to discourage adultery. So much so that it tells you to RUN from it! There are many who live to seduce and entrap one into the snare of adultery! Only because of their own insecurity there is a need to cause others to stumble> Then justify their own inability to commit! It is not wise to risk what you have built in a marriage for an illicit affair! Many families, homes, ministries, honor, respect, integrity and working relationships have been destroyed due to adultery! Be careful not to be overtaken by this overwhelming temptation…

One can take heed to the wisdom of Solomon to avoid the numerous consequences! Please start by reading this Proverbs through slowly and absorbing the “spiritual nuggets.” Build an affair proof marriage! Sexual fulfillment is an attainable goal in marriage. The “fresh water” in Proverbs is a metaphor that describes the beauty of fidelity, commitment and trust in marriage! In the eyes of God the “marriage bed is undefiled!” There is nothing shameful about sex within the context of marriage. There should be a desire to seek comfort in the arms of one another! Each spouse has a responsibility to each other to come together and lovingly create a mutually satisfying sexual environment! Remember to keep in mind what God’s description of love is in I Corinthians 13!

Love, transparency, commitment, good open and honest communication and sexual fulfillment are key ingredients in a strong happy marriage! They are also good deterrents to safeguard against adultery! It is important to keep the embers of love burning in your marriage! A nice warm toasty fire within a fireplace is relaxing and inviting. Sex outside of married is like fire outside of a fireplace. It’s dangerous it will burn your house down! Those who have been faced with adultery must struggle with some very painful issues. Anger, Abandonment, Emotional Pain, mistrust and betrayal are results of adultery. If you have repented of adultery this is not to open up old wounds. Use this as an opportunity to solidify trust, cling to the Lord and embrace God’s Grace! Praise Him for restoration Victory!

Healthy boundaries are important in the work place, and yes within the Church! Adultery does not have to be! God truly is able "to Keep you from falling!" But in the event that it does happen it takes an enormous amount of work to rebuild a new trusting relationship with healthy boundaries! In order for restoration to take place the couple must seek to find out what caused the infidelity? What patterns need to be broken? What emotions need to be healed? What steps need to be taken in order to move forward! Avoiding discussion about what has happened will not serve to heal. Sad but true, By not confronting what has happened, it is almost certain it is highly possible it will happen again. Denial is a big NO here! To move forward towards “affair proofing” your relationship by spending quality time together, working through the issues and gradually building trust is necessary!

Adultery unfortunately is also a big headliner in today’s news! Many celebrities engage in adultery as well! Late night host, David Letterman shared candidly what he was going through due to the pains of adultery… Tiger Woods the famous pro golfer constantly remained under the microscope for his alleged multiple liaisons. An ever unfolding chorus of the multiple cast of participants continued to surface and claim having had an affair with him… In this case wading through the perils of adultery are even harder. Tiger and his wife’s personal lives were magnified and examined in and on the news worldwide. All of this further created even more pressure and continued pain on their hurting hearts. Their marriage abruptly and bitterly ended! It is quite sad that Infidelity is an alternative lifestyle widely accepted among of the Hollywood stars!

Each spouse needs to evaluate and focus on their related issues. Can forgiveness override their pain? Much time has passed and I think that Tiger Woods sincerely regrets his actions. No doubt he has caused much anguish for his family! Maybe this will serve to help and deter others from this path?(see his apology below) Although their marriage was not restored, know that it is possible to restore trust and intimacy but it is a tedious journey. A solid biblical foundation makes all the difference in the world.

Solomon encourages husbands and wives to delight in one another rather than participate in adultery! Marriage is a beautiful life enriching union designed by God. Sex is a wonderful gift from God to be enjoyed! Plan a weekly date with one another and make sure you continue to “keep the fire burning, light the embers of Love! Try reading and enjoying the “Song of Solomon” together! The Bible is clear on the importance of keeping and honoring your marriage vows and remaining committed to one another! With God “All things are possible!” Adultery is about false love and is so very destructive, everyone who is involved ultimately gets hurt in some way or another… Adultery is an illusion of greener pastures! "What GOD has joined together let NO man put asunder!"

Solomon concludes this Proverbs: “His own iniquities trap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instructions, And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Tiger Woods Apology


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    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Jumbo, You have made some very interesting points! Adultery is serious and unfortunate! It does not have to be! The Lord has a better way! However if one has fallen into this horrible trap they can repent and recover. The Word tells us that sexual sins scar the soul! Healing & restoration are possible with the Lord!

      I like your powerful analogy that "righteousness does act and fight it as a spiritual nuclear weapon which no force on earth or in hell can match or fake." PRAISE GOD!!! Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts!

      Please do come again, Peace & Blessings!

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      10 years ago

      Adultery is the cheapest way of destroying an individual.Solomon said it will bring you to a piece of bread and ravage your body.Sometimes cancer is a penalty for adultery.I have seen that happen.Those who indulge in adultery are foolishly inviting curses upon their lives.It is more devastating if the cheated spouse is a christian, faithful to the cheating partner.Righteousness does act and fight.It is a spiritual nuclear weapon which no force on earth or in hell can match or fake.When it is employed as a weapon against adultery the pepetrator is a goner.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Stars, Thank You! Yes I truly Love the Lord! The Word of God is so powerful! He wants what is best for us! His Word is Spiritual Food for our souls! Thank You for stopping by to share! God Bless You and your loved ones as well!

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      10 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr.s DeBorrah: So Beautiful Is Your Love of Our Lord. Your Thoughts and Teachings Are Wonderful. God Bless You And Your Precious And Most Wonderful Loved Ones.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      10 years ago

      Phiiiipines2670, I do not have all the details but I can say that since your husband is the one who has committed the adultery he is the one that has a problem with commitment… for whatever reason he was not able to keep his promise to the marital vows he made.,.

      It appears you have not been able to come to some resolve… In order to move forward there needs to be some discussion and an apology accompanied by repentance of the action. This helps to move towards restoring TRUST if desired.

      It is possible that your husband has a problem with transparency and is afraid of being fully committed to one person. Or It could simply be a selfish choice.. What has happened cannot be undone…. If you choose you can build a stronger marriage on Trust… It is important that you build confidence in who you are as a woman. Make it a goal to be the best that you can be! You are worthy of respect and it is important that he knows you will tolerate nothing less….. Being a devoted wife is an honorable virtue. Whatever you do it is important not to let this make you bitter. Bitterness hurts you more… Begin to use that energy to feel better about who you are as a woman this will allow you to shine forth and become a stronger you…. I Hope this is helpful…. In His Love, Peace & Blessings

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      10 years ago

      I need a moral advise please - my husband for 10 years of marriage committed adultery while in Dubai, i was hurt terribly inside & out, i do not know to deal with it, i always cry at night thinking what went wrong, i was a devoted & very loyal wife to him - help ease my pain :-(

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Nobody, Praise God for taking that shackle off of your life! Your testimony will serve to give others Hope! God’s design for marriage was created in a way to build intimacy and transparency which is not easy for some!

      “Truth the Lord provides as much sexual fulfillment that we can handle. But one has to put the Lord first. One has to treat their wife with love respect and honor. One must continually court their wife and take the effort to please them. Then what happens is they begin to do the same...” Thank you for sharing this wise and wonderful insight! This is why it is important to know the Lord’s Word in such a way that you can digest and embrace the principles there in. God wants to be in every area of our lives! This us why it is important to be equally yoked. When you both respect the Word you can rightly use it to get things back on track, or keep it on track! One just has to invite Him in. He sees and knows everything! So why not consult Our Father, who is The all knowing and ever present help…. Thank you for sharing, In His love, Peace & Blessings to you and your wife!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Quill, Thank you for your heartfelt kindness... Praise God and Yes to Him Be the GLORY! He truly is worthy! Thank you for visiting and sharing, In Love & Blessings!

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      Robert E Smith 

      11 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I can testify as to the lure of pornography. I would tell myself "Who will it hurt?" I would long for the excitement almost as if it were a real person and she was talking to me. I would have to do it alone because it felt like cheating and it was. When in truth the Lord provides as much sexual fulfillment that we can handle. But one has to put the Lord first. One has to treat their wife with love respect and honor. One must continually court their wife and take the effort to please them. Then what happens is they begin to do the same. It wakes up the passion in both and the sense that one is glorifying God by their sex life. It contains satisfaction on a spiritual level and not just a phyical level. The intimacy becomes so intense and that is before any sexual contact happens. That all important to the world orgasm is there too. Deeper, meaningful, wonderful and godly. Thank you DeBbie. Loves ya.

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      11 years ago

      Love this teaching and we love you dearly Sister...Thank you for all you write and may all the glory belong to the Father


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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Ruperi, "ism" = a belief in a theory or system accepted by a group. Many use ism as you say for many different things… Many religions share only a part of the TRUTH from the Holy Scriptures.

      CHRISTIANITY distinctly stands for a life style governed by the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ in the Holy Scriptures by the One true God. We believe ALL of GOD'S WORD by our FAITH! It is designed to be a daily lifestyle a way of living. God the Father, God the Holy Spirit are ALL ONE! The Holy Spirit opens the heart of the believer to the “GOSPEL” of Jesus Christ. Christianity is open to ALL who are willing to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior! We have the PROMISE OF Jesus Christ Himself that He will lead us to God the Father and through His plan of “SALVATION” we receive the gift of eternal life…. John 14. Jesus is the only door to heaven our place of eternal JOY! Revelation 21. I hope this has been helpful! Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!

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      11 years ago from India

      I thought principle follows in India or China like ancient contries, but when i see your blogs. there are people in this world who follows path shown in our scriptures. I have one question for you all religion in world are known as "ism", like hinduism, jainism, sikhism, Zoroastrianism, buddhism, judaism then why we call christinity why not christinism? dont feel bad, but I am curious as you only can answer this question properly?

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      2besure, You are so right! Few really understand just how much it has impacted our current society! By watering down the seriousness of Adultery many have gotten trapped...Thank you for sharing your insight, Blessings!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      11 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      "Adultery is an illusion of greener pastures!" Sooo true and it is a very real problem even amongst Christians of all denominations. If stoning was still the punishment for adultery, there wouldn't be so much of it.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Coffesnob, Thank you for sharing! Proverbs truly is a "Goldmine" of WISDOM! Adultery is not the unpardonable sin but it does scar the soul! The "two becoming one flesh" is powerful... Your Wise comments will help many others! Thank you and please do come again! In His Love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      fits4life, You are quite welcome! It is very important as you say to "seek" God's Word! There is a wealth of wise instructions to help us in our day to day lives! Thank you for sharing and I am glad this is helpful! Your participation is welcomed and appreciated! Please do come again, In His Love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      A.M. Werner, I think you have made a good point about parenting! Children learn a lot more by what they see rather than what we say! Commitment and Loyalty are very important virtues for them to observe!

      I think you have some very interesting observations in regards to children, parents and soccer. I have seen many parents vicariously live through their children as they participate through soccer and other sports... But go home and have no relationship or constantly battle with one another? I think this sends ambivalent, confusing messages to the child as well… So does this transmit to them that teamwork is only on the field? You are right about the importance of teaching them to stick to their commitment! This then can be transferred to other areas of their life!

      Abstinence is doable! I think by showing them from the perspective of it being a strength is also helpful! Just because “everybody” is supposedly doing something does not make it right!

      You have made some excellent points! Thank you for sharing your great insight...In His love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Cristina, Thank you! How wonderful of you to visit and share! Your perceptive commments are appreciated! In His Love, Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Philipo, YES! It is quite unfortunate! I think it is a Great warning! So wonderful of you to stand firm on the honorable godly principles of Marriage! Thank you for sharing, In His Love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Creativeone, You are quite welcome! Thank you for your kind words. Yes! The Bible openly discusses the many benefits of Marriage God's Way... Thank you for visiting and sharing, In His love & Blessings!

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Itakins, You are so right! I agree totally! One should really think before taking the plunge into Adultery! It is quite true about the "ripple" effect... Thank you as always for visiting and sharing your keen insight! Your comments are most appreciated! In His love & Blessings!

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      11 years ago

      Proverbs in its entirety is a goldmine of riches. Adultery or just simply sexual sin in general is not the unforgivable sin, but it is one that so deeply affects the persons involved. That physical connection with another person never leaves us because when we come together the 2 become one flesh. Great hub

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile imageAUTHOR

      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Lady E, Pornography definitely is a work of the flesh! One "walks in the flesh" and becomes captivated by their overwhelming sexual need and inability to have a healthy connected intimate relationship with a real person... The addiction imposes a stronghold... Please see more on this subject here:

      Adultery is on the rise! I pray that this does help others to not go here and as you say "deliver" those who are caught in this "wicked web!" There is more to come on this subject in this study on Proverbs...

      Thank You for visiting & sharing, Much Love & Blessings!

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      Cherri Brown-Jett 

      11 years ago from Richmond

      Thank you for this hub. Many times people fall into the patterns of the world and do not seek the word of the father. Some know about adultery, only because it is listed in the 10 commandments. You are very honest in this writing and have provided scripture also. This is great.

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      Allen Werner 

      11 years ago from West Allis

      Deborrah, what a wonderful, indepth hub on this prevalent virus running through our society. I believe it truly begins with parenting. Many think you have to teach abstinence and marriage right off the bat, but there is a greater lesson not being taught. Commitment. Learning when to make promises and how to uphold them. I've coached youth soccer for nearly twenty years. Every year there are several parents that sign their kids up for soccer as well as a dozen other things at the same time. When there is conflict of times, the kids are confused on where their loyalties lay, and they start this balancing act where they are juggling several relationships, none of them successfully, all of them partly. We've always believed in teaching our children that when you make a commitment to do something it becomes your first loyalty. You can't go now and make commitments to other things that will interfere until the first is seen all the way through. A strong foundation is thereby set. In life, you will be patient and wise before committing yourself to relationship you want to last the rest of your life. I believe if parents stopped trying to expose the youth to so much all at once with so little commitment to anything, then teaching abstinence, marriage and the honor of taking vows would be more generally acceptable and doable. Peace.

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      Cristina Santander 

      11 years ago from Manila

      This is another excellent have from you DeBorrah K. Ogans. Very powerful, very straightforward truly you have been very courageous in upholding the righteousness of God. Thank you for reminding us. God bless you.

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      11 years ago from Nigeria

      Unfortunately, that same warning in the book of Proverb is that prevalent today. You must not have sex outside your matrimonial home. The Bible condemns this act in its totality. Don't cheat your partner. God help us.

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Rev Lady, Amen! I always think that it is so interesting that in Adam's perfect state the Lord thought it best that He have a partner someone to share life with... My wonderful Pastor who has gone on to be with the Lord stressed as He married us the importance of Keeping God as the center of your circle! No longer two but one flesh! The Marriage rings represent that unending circle...

      You are right about domestic violence it continues to climb…

      “Believers rejoice in knowing that even though the world has changed the meaning of the term "marriage," His Word stands forever.” Amen! It is important to KNOW what God has to say about marriage and life! Many are being towed right along with whatever the latest trend is… Many are working to redefine the meaning of marriage and families are suffering because of it! Adultery and divorce are on the rise! Not realizing that in the eyes of God “Marriage” is still “Honorable” and that is what matters most! Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      BK Creative, You are so right there are so many broken families… If parents would only think about just how much their relationships impact the children. Abuse is not always physical. Many children suffer greatly from emotional abuse being in the midst of abusive relationships as well as the multiple ongoing relationships of their parent. It is terrible that many are unable to relate or know who their father is. All too often they are unable to establish healthy boundaries and any and everyone becomes their parent or they seek support from all the wrong people…

      All men don’t cheat although there are so many that do… I know because I am married to a man that values God’s design for marriage! But I must say I know that there are many that do and its growing at an alarming rate. More and more the world’s view of marriage is being embraced and becoming popular… If you do not share the same value system it is a good indication that it will be difficult to establish trust in your relationship! It maybe be difficult but it is wise to not allow yourself to become yoked up with someone who does not value or is willing to grow together in a committed relationship! I think one really has to TRUST God here and seek Him above all else! He has promised “to supply all your needs” I think a faithful spouse is one of those needs!

      You have made a great decision not to compromise yourself! I am sure seeing those children helps! I bet you are a wonderful teacher! I totally agree TRUST is important in any relationship! Thank you for visiting and sharing your insightful comments! In His Love & Blessings!

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      Benny Faye Ashton Douglass 

      11 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Lady D, thank you for another Godly and true hub, the bible tells everyone to get their own husband or wives, this way it keeps everyone burning. Thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Elder DeBorrah K Ogans 

      11 years ago

      Unchained Grace, We are definitely on one accord as far as MARRIAGE! I am most "THANKFUL" and appreciative to the Lord for having a committed monogomus godcentered "Great Marriage!" God truly is able!

      Yet, I know that 55-60% of marriages end in divorce! Adultery breaks the bond and weakens both spouses by making them vulnerable... However when sincere "restoration" is possible but difficult!> This is why I stress taking preventive measures! Never take one another for granted! Adultery is so very dangerous! It is like playing "Russian Roulette" You can actually be saddled with a terminal disease...Adultery is taking many casualities!

      There is always Hope in the Lord! "On Christ the "SOLID ROCK" I stand all other ground is sinking sand!

      Thank you for visiting and sharing, In His Love, Blessings!

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      11 years ago from Irl

      So much destruction comes from adultery-and the ripple effects can be carried on into generations.

      Excellent hub,which speaks the truth.

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      11 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, this is a strong message. It takes a brave person to write it because it's definitely not what the world wants to hear. I heard that Ponography is a Spirit and enslaves people.

      It is sad that Adultery has now become a stronghold breaking marriages etc but I hope they find restoration.

      This is a very important Hub and will deliver many.

      God Bless.

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      11 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      DeBorrah, truly the moral fiber of our society and nation is certainly weakening with each passing day with lust of the flesh a key factor in its decline.

      "Adultery weaves a wicked web around those involved, spiritually blinding them. This is true whether the adultery is real or emotional! One should ask is it worth the price?" AMEN, AMEN!

      The wisdom of Scripture, if followed, could prevent so much pain and heartache, not to mention domestic violence that ofttimes result in death. Yet, it appears as though it is not in the frame of reference for many.

      Believers rejoice in knowing that even though the world has changed the meaning of the term "marriage," His Word stands forever.

      Great hub!

      Forever His,

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      11 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Imagine if this was not a culture where adultery was considered - no big deal. It first of all destroys trust, and then destroys families - two things that should be cherished. It is just appalling that many children have no idea who their sisters and brothers are because adulterers spread their seed anywhere. I've worked as a teacher for many years and nowhere is this destruction of the family more noticeable than in the classroom.

      In my early days of dating I heard all sorts of ridiculous reasons why I should not only expect a man to cheat but should accept it. Here's the conversation:

      Man - in ancient times men always had several wives - so this is normal for men to cheat and have several women.

      Me - biologically speaking, more males are born than females and let's say a man thinks he is entitled to 5 wives. Well, doing the math it means most men (like you) will have no wife at all. Idiot.

      My mother always taught me to do the math - if it didn't add up then reject it.

      Thanks for this hub. I will have no one in my life I cannot trust. There's no point.

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      Unchained Grace 

      11 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      DeBorrah, some may call me old school in this area, but for me, a marriage involves loyalty, trust, honor and respect. Break any one and you broke them all. For me? Once you cross the line, that trust is done. I would never and have never done that to anyone and it is why I am very fortunate God brought to me a woman who feels the same way. We may have financial issues, but that can be dealt with. The other? In my book, it's over and done once that line is crossed.

      Thank you for supporting your position with solid relevant scripture. It needed to be said in this society where bedhopping even among married couples is not just tolerated but encouraged by some of these twisted shrinks and self-styled therapists out there.


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