Is an emotional affair infidelity? YES!!!
Just the term “affair” has a negative connotation behind it. While there may not be sexual activity, it provides an intense sense of intimacy deep enough to cause unfaithfulness or a lack of faith in your partner.
One definition of infidelity is ‘lack of faith’ and ‘disloyalty’
In the movie I Think I Love My Wife Chris Rock is drawn away from his beautiful, dedicated, devoted but seemingly boring wife played by Gina Torres, by his vivacious spontaneous, sexy but very irresponsible friend played by Kerry Washington.
Chris’s heart is envious, jealous and seeking some excitement! After a brief and almost destructive emotional affair his wife sees the problem and brings him back to the real world of commitment.
This movie actually shares a few solutions on how to affair proof your marriage.
- You can't keep your marriage on Auto Pilot. This can easily lead to boredom.
- It's important to set boundaries. What boundaries do you have in place to protect your relationship?
- When you're being intimate with your spouse, be sure not to imagine that they are someone else. Your thought life impacts your choices!
- Know that connections like friends of the opposite sex or even social media will not respect your relationship if you don't.
Your marriage should be the safest place to share concerns, not your friends or co-workers. The Holy Spirit guides you to right thinking and choices. He will warn you but He won’t decide for you. Don’t allow others in your marriage business without permission from your partner. You don’t need a yes man but a truth man or woman!
Keep old friends in their place and never keep information from your spouse. You shouldn't be involved with anyone or anything that you can't tell your spouse about. Don't be a punk, but be bold and tell others "no" when it comes to things that could jeopardize your marriage
There’s usually an ulterior motive when old relationships and friends try to reconnect. Don’t risk all for a moment pleasure
Matthew 5:28 says, "But I say to you. That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her in his heart."
Infidelity begins in your heart or your attitude towards it.
Protecting your marriage is one thing but taking a stand against infidelity is another. How will you stand against infidelity?