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Adultery: Step 5

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Abstract:

What comes to mind when you hear the word “adultery”? According to Webster’s dictionary, adultery is “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband.” But is physical intercourse the only kind of adultery? According to Jesus, “whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Statistics indicate that as many as 60% of men will commit the former; experience indicates that 100% of men will commit the latter. How can we protect ourselves from falling in this area that has wrecked so many marriages and families?

Reflection Questions:

Are you subject to adultery? Are you overconfident? Are you vulnerable or overexposed?

What can you do to minimize your chances of committing adultery?

Meditation verse:

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28)

Related Topics: Temptation, Sexual Purity