But a man (spouse) who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself (herself).
In my mind cheating isn’t limited to physical infidelity.
Song of Solomon 2:15, Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. We harvest what we plant in our marriage, or as the Bible says in Galatians 6:7–8, Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
If we spend our days grumbling about our spouse and how he or she needs to change, can we not expect to have our spouse grumble about what needs to change in us? When we escape the hurt from a lack of affection and intimacy in our marriage by chatting with our girlfriends, which often includes bad-mouthing our spouse, should we not expect our husbands to “vent” in the same way with “the boys”? Continue reading