An emotional affair may not be about sex, but it is certainly an extramarital affair and those involved are definitely looking for something that most times ends up in heartbreak.
Living with someone 'till do us part' and with no regrets, is proving to be an incredible feat. So for those who contemplate marriage, it is important to understand the meaning of marriage.
One day due to the rough economy, he lost his job. The savings dwindled over the passing months, the refrigerator became empty, and the bills piled up on the desk. He spent everyday searching for a new job. He searched the job boards, he tapped into his existing network, and he made connections with unknown people in his field.
7 deceptive thoughts that many believers believe to be true in every marriage.
sex is often portrayed in the popular culture as a medium of ultimate pleasure and delight. Seldom is it seen as an expression of spirituality.
In starting over after leaving an abusive marriage, you first have to unload the toxic baggage. You have to surrender your heavy burdens to your Savior and Redeemer, Jesus (Yahshua) the Messiah.
Today there is no stigma attached to divorce. However, most women feel devastated, confused and betrayed. Some sink into depression and in extreme cases, may even show suicidal tendencies. The reactions to a breakup are similar to what one experiences after bereavement. There is shock, denial, anger, depression and finally acceptance.
Office extramarital affairs could start innocently through friendship or great chemistry at work. People at work experience the same pressures, hardships, they have common goals and they even celebrate their victories together.
In my candid opinion, when a Christian is not sure on this or any subject, he or she should choose to take the high-ground of principle over preference. Your choice should not supersede the word of God. This is a wise and safe approach.
What is going on? What has happened to me? Is this a natural phenomenon that all people experience when they have gone through a tragic divorce, or a short-term phase in life which leads only back to mediocrity? God forbid.
It has not been a perfect marriage, but He is perfecting it by perfecting us daily. AMEN! We love it! We didn't have to look for a spouse. We didn't have to seek each other. The LORD just made sure that our paths crossed at the proper time KAIROS. And we rejoice at the work of His hands!
Over the years, I've noticed a trend in marriages that come to me with problems. It seems that every one of them had at least two of the issues presented in this article. The wise husband or the wise wife would do well to take the temperature of their marriage by examining these six areas.
The pandemic of adultery in marriage today is all about the cheater they are mislead into believing that they can defraud and disrespect another person's physical space while at the same time trespassing against the marriage bed. Reality dictates that this will happen again and again until your spouse gives up the need for approval and emotional ego boosting from others, which happens only when they get right with God.
The first key to helping your spouse is to accept wholeheartedly the truth about alcohol addiction. It's nearly impossible for you to be helpful if you're not certain there's a problem.
Unfortunately although many cheating spouses will not hesitate to offer whatever the faithful spouse says they need, they don't always deliver it in the way that the faithful spouse had hoped.
All of a sudden, my husband wants me to step out of my comfort zone in bed and please him orally. That is out of bounds for me morally and spiritually. Is my refusal to please him this way a sign of being non-submissive?
Wives sometimes tell me that their husband truly is never going to care because he has checked out of the marriage. I find that even in those cases, there is still regret. Most people realize that regardless of the state of your relationship or the circumstances, there are options other than cheating.
Good communication is the key to any relationship. I'm writing a book on it because the importance of this concept is generally misunderstood. Yelling, screaming, nagging, and name calling doesn't really do much to get an immature husband to accept responsibility. Learn to communicate your fears better.
Two most important elements that are required for a stable marriage are Love and Trust. This calls for a proper understanding of the different roles of spouses in a relationship. Individual differences must be respected. Though the marriage commitment does supersede some individual rights, it should not destroy all individual rights.
Each gender has its own marital duties that when practiced appropriately make the marriage thrive. "The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband." (1 Corinthians 7:3)
With marriage, of course, the course is unknown. Many unknown mountains need to be climbed, not to mention the valleys to be endured. The early going sees much excitement - and maybe some trouble ...
However, it did come out in court that Kevin had an "explosive anger" problem. Family members and two psychologists attested to this. One even gave a name for it; while the other agreed Kevin had an anger problem but was unwilling to give it a label. Both psychologists agreed that Kevin showed no signs of mental illness. Kevin's issues stemmed from childhood where he'd explode for no apparent reason.
I love my husband and I know he loves me, but he does not tell me “I love you” as much as I love him to. He believes saying it once a day should cover for the whole day. Am I being petty or simply saying what I am entitled to?
Any time my wife and I quarrel, she has a habit of discussing our business with her family and friends. Her version of what happened is always told in her favor. Her friends and family think I am such a villain. What will it take for my wife to stop airing our dirty laundry in public?
There are different ways that people typically deal with anger. Many people internalize their feelings of anger. In trying to avoid dealing with it, unforgiveness and bitterness take root, gradually poisoning their marriage. Turning it inward doesn't deal with the anger; instead it's allowed to build up over time.
How to survive the affair is a question that has no standard answer; couples need to find their own paths to re-instill the love and trust back into the relationship. More and more couples are choosing to heal and rebuild their marriage rather than file for divorce. The process of rebuilding a solid marriage foundation after an affair can be a positive experience if both you and your husband are committed to making it work!
I was in a relationship with an emotionally abusive person who often cheated on me and made me feel worthless. I have moved on with my life, but there is so much bitterness in my heart. I want to forgive and forget, but cannot. Please help me help myself.
“Mmmmm…” That is the sound of Mrs. Happy yawning on a Saturday morning. After a week of hard work and general sleep deprivation, she looks forward to sleeping in a few minutes. Oh, and visiting Mr. Happy. Or Mr. Happy visiting her. However it goes. And everyone is happy in the end, if you know what I mean.
Mrs. Happy is asked this question often. She is amazed, in fact, by how regularly it’s posed by believers. Then she noticed on a recent cross-country road trip the proliferation of “adult toy” stores set in tidy buildings at seemingly random places along the interstate. (Well, not exactly random. They are in remote places, no doubt ducking municipal zoning laws. See? Even the heathens know better than to invite it in their town.) And then she remembered all of the ridiculous “lingerie” and “marital enhancement” parties that have invaded Middle America. Sex toys are everywhere; someone in China, no doubt, is making a fortune off of it. (And mocking us all the while.)
Mrs. Happy recalls a recent time when, for about four weeks, she had very little interest in sex--and even when she did have sex, it wasn’t anywhere near as good as usual. (Which didn’t exactly make her excited about the next time.) Her health was OK, as far as she knew; she wasn’t upset with her husband; and though she was under more stress than usual, it didn’t seem like enough to dampen what is usually a time of refreshment amidst life’s pressures for her. Mrs. Happy suspects there was a spiritual cause--believe it or not, the enemy wants to prevent women from enjoying this aspect of marriage, because sexual pleasure is a force of great unity between husbands and wives. But to this day, Mrs. Happy doesn’t know exactly what was going on. She’s just happy she snapped out of it.