Just days before her wedding, a young woman wanted to be certain of her fiancée’s fidelity. So she set up a date for an attractive woman with her soon-to-be husband.
She told the woman, “I’ll arrange for Jack to take you to dinner, then for a walk on the beach under the moon. To put his fidelity to a test, I want you to ask him for a kiss, and see what he does.”
The next day, the two women met again. The bride-to-be asked her friend, “Did you go to dinner with Jack?”
“Yes,” she said.
“And did you go for a walk on the beach?”
“Yes, we did.”
“And did you ask him for a kiss?”
“No, I didn’t,” was the reply.
“Because he asked me first!”
Unfortunately, this is essentially a true story, played out in thousands of places every day. And as sad as infidelity is before the wedding vows, the greatest threat is the pattern this puts in place. The lessons is simple – Sexual sobriety doesn’t get better just because you say “I do.”
Recovery Step: Heed God’s warning. “The man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself” (Proverbs 6:32).