Sexual temptations have power and affect all of us. For believers whose minds, will, and spirit are renewed by the Holy Spirit, we have the choice to either walk in the Spirit or to walk in the flesh regarding this area of our lives. Because of the pull of the flesh, this is not always easy. But we must consider our choices have consequences.
Recently there was much trauma in the USA when a website, Ashley Madison, promoting infidelity, was hacked and thousands of those involved on this site were exposed. This led Michael Hyatt, Christian businessman, to write this excellent blog post on the dangers of infidelity. A great warning to protect ourselves and shore up our minds.
The Ashley Madison hack has spurred a lot of talk about adultery. An untold number of its clients have already resigned jobs or been served divorce papers. A few have even committed suicide.
Several years ago a friend of mine had an affair. It was like dropping an atomic bomb in his life. He lost his wife, his kids, his home, his friends, and more.
It’s impossible to fully appreciate the devastation caused by his decision—people are still hurting years later. But counting the cost of infidelity is something we should all do. (Read more . . .)