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Marriage and Child Rearing Seminar #4

Affair Proof Your Marriage

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Reasons Why:1.Give a “wake-up” call to the spouse.


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Reasons Why:

1. Give a “wake-up” call to the spouse. 2. Too tempting to resist


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Reasons Why:

1. Give a “wake-up” call to the spouse. 2. Too tempting to resist
3. A friendship gets out of control.


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Reasons Why:

  1. Give a “wake-up” call to the spouse.

  2. Too tempting to resist

  3. A friendship gets out of control.

  4. My spouse doesn’t live up to my expectations

    anymore.


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Biblical Reasons Why Not:

•1. It’s one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14)

“You shall not commit adultery.”

Biblical Reasons Why Not:

  • • 1. It’s one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14)

  • • 2. It carried the death penalty in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 20:10).

    “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”

Biblical Reasons Why Not:

•1. It’s one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14)

•2. It carried the death penalty in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 20:10).

•3. It violates the first rule of marriage (Romans 7:2-3).

Biblical Reasons Why Not:

•1. It’s one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14)

•2. It carried the death penalty in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 20:10).

•3. It violates the first rule of marriage (Romans 7:2-3).

•4. It constitutes the single exception to the rule of marriage (Matthew 19:9).

“And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”

Biblical Reasons Why Not:

•1. It’s one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14)

•2. It carried the death penalty in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 20:10).

•3. It violates the first rule of marriage (Romans 7:2-3).

•4. It constitutes the single exception to the rule of marriage (Matthew 19:9).

•5. It is the case study for withdrawal (1 Cor. 5).

Biblical Reasons Why Not:

•1. It’s one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:14)

•2. It carried the death penalty in the Law of Moses (Leviticus 20:10).

•3. It violates the first rule of marriage (Romans 7:2-3).

•4. It constitutes the single exception to the rule of marriage (Matthew 19:9).

•5. It is the case study for withdrawal (1 Cor. 5).
•6. It is explicitly a damning act (Gal. 5:19, 1 Cor. 6)

•Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

(Hebrews 13:4)


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1. Cultivate a great marriage.


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1.Remember, feeling follows action. 2.Be the best Christian you can be. 3.Do considerate things for your

spouse (Ephesians 4:32). 4. Prioritize intimacy.


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2. Fear adultery.


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Rules:
1.No pornography
2.Don’t put yourself in danger. 3.Keep your closest friendships

with people of the same sex. 4.Be protective of your marriage. 5.Test your heart often.


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Test your heart often:

  1. 1. Sharing more feelings and thoughts with my friend than with my spouse?

  2. 2. Sexual tension?

  3. 3. Secrecy?

    “Remove your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house” (Proverbs 5:8).


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3. Communicate. Communicate.


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4. Share a hobby.


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5. Use your imagination.


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5. Use your imagination

--You’ll have given the other person great power.

--You’ll become a chronic liar. --You’ll face your children. --You’ll have trouble with God.



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