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The 7th Commandment - Adultery

When a marriage is impacted by adultery, the painful follow-up may easily tear the marriage and family apart. Adultery begins with lust and temptation and, if acted upon, is a selfish choice ... satan’s plan all along.

Choose to obey God’s seventh commandment and respect the integrity of marriage and family! To those who are currently in an adulterous affair, stop now! To those who think their marriage is irretrievably broken, with no ability to save it … my God can ‘fix’ anything! YOU can’t ‘fix’ your spouse ... but God can fix anything! What YOU can do is pray. Start now!

Exodus 20:14“Thou shalt not commit adultery.”

There are no exceptions to fidelity in marriage. The 7th Commandment clearly prohibits adultery (infidelity/extramarital affair). And there is no *asterisk* for permissive married couples who deem adultery OK if they both agree to it. Listen as this video clip explains, “Although they claim it may not hurt their spouse's feelings, the institution of marriage is still harmed. Protecting the family, not protecting spouses from emotional pain, is the reason for the commandment.”

Satan knows that destroying the institution of marriage will break up the family. He also aims to destroy the witness of a biblical marriage. He knows the first place of disciple-making is the home and that breaking up the home can hinder the spiritual and prayer lives of everyone involved.

The consequences of all sin, particularly adultery, is often a breaking point for a marriage. Such deviant behavior is harmful and often repetitive.

Listen to today’s song lyrics speak to a marriage in turmoil as man and wife wisely turn to God to help them put the pieces together.

How I wish we could go back to simpler times 
Before all our scars and all our secrets were in the light 
Now on this hallowed ground, we've drawn the battle lines 
Will we make it through the night 
It's going to take much more than promises this time 
Only God can change our minds 
Maybe you and I were never meant to be complete 
Could we just be broken together 
If you can bring your shattered dreams and I'll bring mine 
Could healing still be spoken and save us 
The only way we'll last forever is broken together 
How it must have been so lonely by my side 
We were building kingdoms and chasing dreams and left love behind 
I'm praying God will help our broken hearts align 
And we won't give up the fight 

Less than 1/3 of marriages endure after an adulterous affair has been admitted or discovered. It is unknown how many marriages survive adultery when the other spouse is unaware of the infidelity, all the while guilt and shame envelops the cheating soul. Satan is deceitful and can lead others in deceit. Studies show that 70% of married women and 54% of married men did not know of their spouse's extramarital activity prior to discovery. If the infidelity results in pregnancy, there are obvious additional complications (2.5% of U.S. births are a result of marital infidelity).

While a saved person’s sin is forgiven by God, the consequences of adultery for all of those impacted may endure for a lifetime.

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