Many of us can remember when the hit movie, “Fatal Attraction”, was released in the late ’80s. Although it was a Hollywood classic film with lots of action and intense drama, one thing was true, the results of adultery are real and devastating. There are women that have either committed adultery, was cheated on by their spouse, or have been planning the act for a long time, and all can testify of the permanent damage it creates. When our spouse is no longer meeting our needs, our eyes can consequently turn to someone else. Maybe your husband has gained weight and looks less desirable to you. Maybe he doesn’t seem to care about your aspirations in life. Maybe he is isn’t helping out around the house and you feel like you’re a single mother raising your child(ren) alone. Or maybe he lost his job, is struggling to pay the bills and you are tired of hearing, “baby, everything is going to be ok”. You think, “what in the world! I bet if I had married my ex-boyfriend I wouldn’t be going through this.” Or, “That fine co-worker sure looks like he knows how to treat a woman! Maybe I should get with him!” While all of these emotions are real and your needs are legitimate, we as women shouldn’t allow ourselves to wreck our own home through adultery. Think about the consequences that your actions could have on your family. Consider how it could change how your children view you. Consider how it could be fatal to your marriage. And if you have committed adultery already and are seeking to rebuild trust between you and your spouse, remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither can a strong, viable marriage. You will have to work extra hard to win him back. He loved you once, and if given some time and patience, he may open up again to love and trust you once more. Nothing is too hard for God.
“O—join the company of good men and women, keep your feet on the tried-and-true paths. It’s the men who walk straight who will settle this land, the women with integrity who will last here. The corrupt will lose their lives; the dishonest will be gone for good.” Proverbs 2:20-22 (MSG)
I’ve seen how adultery completely destroys marriages and I don’t want to make that fatal mistake. So I pray You kindle a new and intimate spark between me and my husband. Help me to see past his flaws and see the man I know he can be. I choose to forgive and yield to you. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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