Infidelity occurs well before having actual sex with someone, and in today’s culture, the smoke is usually fanned into fire during text messaging.
We’ve all heard the saying, “The grass is greener on the other side.” This is saying that we sometimes want what someone else has because we assume it’s better than what we have.
But I think the slope is too slippery to ignore; these individuals walk it like a tightrope, sometimes without even knowing it. The culprit is the heart of the person text messaging.
Here’s the important thing to realize: Safeguarding your marriage against infidelity should extend beyond the bedroom.
– If you are feeling an emotional or sexual pull to a particular opposite sex member, especially during text messaging, immediately stop.
In person, let this individual know your desire to respect your spouse, even with text messages. Culture tries to define what is appropriate when it pertains to being married and being in private with the opposite sex.
Opening these conversation doors allows infidelity the opportunity to advertise itself.
Jeremiah communicated how deceitful the heart can be, even for one who thinks they have control of their heart.
It’s this truth we must listen to and, apply guidelines in our marriage for communicating with the opposite sex, in an effort fully to respect them and our Lord, Jesus Christ.
We learn early on in Scripture that the heart is deceitful above all things.
(Jeremiah 17:9) Too often in text messaging, particularly with the opposite sex, insignificant words are sent that are consciously and unconsciously linked to more significant emotional or sexual roots in the heart; roots that are intended to remain deeply rooted in a marriage instead outside of it.