Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
Hilda Houlding co-ordinator of the Calgary Family Service Bureau, made this comment “An affair is often an attempt to find a little bit of paradise on the side, pursuing the belief that if one just finds the right sexual partner there will be instant happiness and everything will fall into place.
Contributed by Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
1. The 1990 Kinsey Report states that around 50% of all married
people will commit adultery during their lifetime.
a. The number is usually about 5% higher among men.
b. Women are less likely to commit adultery but not by much.
2. Some other studies propose even higher
Dave Stone co-pastors a very large church in Louisville, KY. On his desk he keeps a picture of his family, a picture of the church facility and a newspaper article of a well known pastor who had an affair. He keeps all this on his desk to
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 20, 2002
Time Magazine (August 15, 1994 pp. 45ff ) had an article about how this rejection of God has led to the type of impurity described in Romans: "An excuse for adultery is available now at the hands of a supposedly scientific discipline known as "evolutionary biology" which goes from the premise that
Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Jan 7, 2002
Philip Yancey relates how a professor Virginia Stem Owens assigned the Sermon on the Mount to her composition class at Texas A&M University. She asked her students to write a short essay on this passage of Scripture. Here is what one student wrote: “The things asked in this sermon are absurd. To
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 14, 2002
In the film, Bridges of Madison County, Francesca Johnson, played by Meryl Streep, has a four day affair with Robert Kinkaid, a photographer played by Clint Eastwood. Her husband and children are away at the Iowa State Fair at the time, and they learn of the affair after her death when they read
Ten percent of all 15 to 19 year-old females become pregnant each year. ("Kids Having Kids," A Robin Hood Foundation Special Report on the
Contributed by Paul Decker on May 19, 2004
Jeremy Bassett’s 5-year-old niece, Olivia, and her best friend, Claire, were participating in a nativity play at school. Claire was playing Mary, and Olivia was an angel.
Before the show, a young boy was going around the dressing room repeating, "I’m a sheep, what are you?" Each child responded
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Jun 11, 2004
Our society has come to think of adultery as kind of a “victimless crime.” For many, it’s not really seen as a crime at all. In fact, there are even books being published on how to conduct yourself when you’re in an adulterous relationship.
In 1999, Cameron Barnes’ published a book called,
Contributed by Greg Buchner on Aug 19, 2004
"Sometimes our hate sounds louder in our actions than in the volume of our voices that claim love as the grace-filled answer." - Pastor Greg Buchner - Wakelee Church (www.wakeleechurch.net) on the
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Sep 11, 2004
In a recent issue of Newsweek magazine [7/12/04], the cover reads: “The New Infidelity—From Office Affairs to Internet Hookups, More Wives Are Cheating Too.” The article goes on to ask, “Just how many married women have had sex with people who are not their husbands? … Couples therapists estimate
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 21, 2008
Sometimes people think God does not know what they are thinking. But He knows that some people are just "using" God, but they really detest Him.
At a tea for officers and their wives, the commanding general of a base delivered a seemingly endless oration. A young lieutenant grumbled to the woman
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jun 9, 2008
PASTOR AVOID THE APPEARANCE OF EVIL
Personally and professionally, my wife Kendra knows that there are some things that I need to be very careful of violating as her husband and as a pastor. For example, being alone with member of the opposite sex is something I am very careful about not doing.
Society's Slide Into Sexual Immorality
We are now some 30 years into the sexual revolution that began in the 1960s. What has been the impact on society? What are the implications for the future?
Sex is everywhere. It permeates the movies and the television programs we watch, the music we
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
RELATIONSHIP SINS COST
Divorce and out-of-wedlock childbearing cost U.S. taxpayers more than $112 billion a year, finds a study funded by the New York-based Institute for American Values, the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, Families Northwest of Redmond, WA, and the Georgia Family
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
More than 8 in 10 Americans believe adultery is a sin, according to a recent study. And 9 in 10 say faithfulness is the key to a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 27, 2009
THE ADULTERY MARKET
Many of us have seen the wild and funny TV ads that go along with the Super Bowl. But fans in Texas got quite a shock during the game this year.
An ad by AshleyMadison.com was seen as inappropriate by the NFL and NBC. But local affiliates in Texas decided that the $250,000
Contributed by Tim Harlow on May 13, 2009
Atlanta Psychiatrist DR. FRANK PITTMAN wrote a book on infidelity. He said, "Most affairs are conducted primarily on the telephone or Internet rather than in bed. The essence of an affair is in establishing a secret intimacy with someone--a secret that must be defended with
Contributed by Jason Cole on May 20, 2005
A man wrote: "Dear Abby, I am in love and I am having an affair with two different women other than my wife. I love my wife but I love these other women too. Please tell me what to do, but don’t give me any that morality stuff." Signed: Too much love for only one.” In this case Abby’s answer was
Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 1, 2005
Bruce Wilkinson, author of Prayer of Jabez, said:
Sexual immorality is a threshold sin. On one side of the threshold is immorality and on the other is purity. On one side are guilt, lying, deceit, addiction, and shame, an on the other side are freedom, honesty, transparency, liberty, and a