Emotional Adultery

Emotional Adultery

A new crisis of infidelity is emerging in which people who never intended to be unfaithful are unwittingly crossing the line from platonic friendships into romantic relationships …

The workplace has provided the most potential for extramarital affairs. Now, online communication has opened the floodgates for other opportunities to develop romantic entanglements.

Emotional infidelity is intense but invisible, erotic but unconsummated and it’s as dangerous as adultery. It’s an affair of the heart. It is not static, it runs a natural course. If this is left unchecked, it becomes dangerous.

But, thankfully, we have God’s Word and laws to help us. If we follow, for example, the words of Colossians 3:12-14, we have good hope for a happy and fulfilling relationship the way God intended it to be.

Warning Signs You May Be Having an Emotional Affair
Here are several warning signs that you may be having an emotional affair:

You are withdrawing from your
spouse.
You are preoccupied and daydream about your friend more and more.
You are not interested in being intimate with your spouse, either emotionally or sexually.
The amount of time you and your spouse spend together is less.
When confronted about the apparent emotional affair, you respond, “We’re just friends.”
You find yourself anticipating when you can communicate or be with your friend again. Alone time together is important to you.
You are sharing your thoughts, feelings, and problems with your friend instead of your spouse. You find reasons to give your friend personal gifts.
Your friend seems to understand you better than your spouse does.
You are keeping your friendship a secret from your spouse.

Hope is not lost, you can still keep your relationship romantic, interesting and alive despite your challenges. Give God a chance and your marriage will be heaven on Earth in Jesus name Amen.

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