You would be hard pressed to name something that can cause more devastation in marriage than an affair. Caught, or finally confessing an affair, are so often those who once declared their undying love and fidelity, “I would never under any circumstances cheat on my beloved.” God is clear, “You shall not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14 NIV) It is one of the 10 commandments, so the line separating where Christians and the rest of the world stands should be clear, right? Wrong.The number of broken covenants left in the wake of infidelity is a terrifying warning to all.
We must stay guarded; the enemy knows how to prey on our unrequited romantic fantasies and the desires of our flesh. He will scheme and manipulate to get us to look at the co-worker, neighbor, or even a friend’s spouse a little longer, in a slightly different light. These are some of the circumstances where people are more likely to drop their guard, and entertain the seductive whispers of temptation, pressing them to break vows they thought would stand for life. Look for these signs of the start of an affair in your own heart.