Essay on Affair Proof Marriages : Affair

782 Words Oct 5th, 2014 4 Pages
Affair-Proof Marriages
Affair-proofing a marriage cannot be done if couples hide their heads in the sand. Some spouses believe that their spouse is the exception or “different”, and would never take part in an affair despite unmet needs may receive a devastating shock one day (Harley, 2011, p. 20). The reality is that no marriage is beyond penetration (Shriver & Shriver, 2009, p. 101). According to Gary and Mona Shriver (2009), “The self-assurance that this is one area we could never fall into is a lie for every couple who believe it. Godly people sin. Godly people fall. Good marriages have problems (p. 101).” 1 Corinthians 10:12 states, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall (ESV).” It is important for all married couples to be on guard, recognize the danger of adultery, and be careful so that they do not fall into temptation. 1 Peter 5:8 warns people to be watchful because the devil prowls around as a roaring lion does seeking someone to devour. Any cracks that are present in a marriage will be used as a way for Satan to tempt spouses and seek to destroy God’s design for marriage. Couples can make themselves less susceptible to adultery through prayer. Couples should pray to ask God to reveal truths about their marriage that they may be missing and be willing to take the time to address problems before they gather strength (Shriver & Shriver, 2009, p. 102).
According to Randall (2009), it is easier to prevent an affair than to stop an…

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