Cheating in Marriage
Is there anything more devastating than a spouse cheating in marriage, and breaking their marriage vows? There are few pains deeper than infidelity; unfortunately, it happens much too often!
Nevertheless, God delights in taking broken relationships and mending them!
In fact, one of the most powerful stories of love in the Bible is based on infidelity in marriage: the story of Hosea and his immoral wife, Gomer. Here we have God’s man, Hosea, marrying a girl that was a prostitute. At some point soon after their marriage, she leaves her husband and returns to prostitution. Talk about cheating in marriage! Nevertheless, Hosea’s love for his bride (which, by the way, reflects God’s love to all of us) is demonstrated as he pursues her, takes her back, and forgives her.
With God’s help, any marriage can be restored—as long as both partners are willing to do the hard work necessary to restore intimacy. The first step when there has been an erosion in the marriage relationship is total honesty.
What are the signs of an affair? Well, there is no fool-proof way of determining this—but here are a few indicators to watch for:
Signs of an Affair
Cheating in Marriage of a Different Kind
We talk of infidelity, sexual liaisons, and affairs when someone talks about cheating in marriage. There are different kinds of "infidelity" for even the most faithful to watch out for:
Although discovering signs of an affair in your marriage is devastating, there is hope! The first step is confronting your partner and moving the relationship toward honesty and heart-felt repentance.
Since the best remedy is prevention, focus your attention on developing intimacy in your relationship!