Saturday, August 4, 2012

Adultery Of The Heart

**Sensitive subject matter - Not suitable for children**

"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, 
Thou shalt not commit adultery:  But I say unto you, 
That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath
 committed adultery with her already in his heart." ~ Matthew 5:27-28

Interesting thought isn't it?  The Bible holds such wisdom for us to learn by!  ...Unless you've been living in a closet for the last few months, you'll have undoubtedly heard much ado, about a new series of ladies romance novels.  I have not read any of those books, nor do I ever intend to; but it seems almost every time I scroll through my news feed on facebook, I see some comment or other, about how hard it is to get a copy, which book a certain lady may be on, which chapter...etc.  Perhaps this book is just another faddish read and interest in it will quickly die out.  It is only a book after all, right? 

Just keep scrolling through that news feed or hear those ladies talking whilst waiting in line somewhere, and you'll soon see or hear comments that are improper and unsettling.  Oh now don't get all know what I mean.  Ladies who are reading these materials will describe how they'll be dreaming of that certain fictional character as they sleep that evening...etc!  The comments I have read/heard have been much more "graphic" than that...but I hope you get the picture.

Ladies, the ONLY person you are supposed to have feelings
 like that about, is your HUSBAND!

"It's not real, I know it's fictional!  I would never even think of cheating on my husband"...If you are a lady who is thinking similar to that in response to this post, consider this:

We women are largely stimulated by our emotions; men with their eyes.  Pornography to men, is what erotic/romantic fiction is to women.  It all leads to improper thoughts about someone who is not your spouse.  Would you be happy if the roles were reversed, and your husband were looking at pornography or reading erotic fiction?  I doubt it!  Consider the Bible verse above; Jesus said even looking after a woman in lust was committing adultery in the much the same then, when lusting with our minds?  We are ALL accountable before God...and He sees our hearts and our unspoken thoughts.  

 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: 
but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
~ Hebrews 13:4

I firmly believe that reading materials such as these is a sin, disrespectful to husbands, and would also be extremely detrimental to your marriage and family.  No loving wife should be filling her heart and mind with adulterous thoughts.

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
  For the husband is the head of the wife,even as Christ
 is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ,
 so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.  
~ Ephesians 5:22-24


Chelle said...

I agree. I quit reading Karen Kingsbury books awhile back because thats how she wrote them. If you could e-mail or tell me what books these are . I want to make sure I don't read them. Sometimes I get theses handed to me . I do think this is a serious issue. I had a friend who told me she couldn't watch a movie because she would dream about the actor, cause her husband wasn't nice to her like him. Thank you for sharing.

Nikki said...

Thank you Sarah for this post. You were so right. I just came here from my sisters blog. Full of disgusting filth. It is So embarrassing to even have to say that. I wished you lived nearer. I know we would be good friends. Just this morning I told my hubby that I choose to dress modestly #1 for Christ and #2 for him. Why would I want to dress any other way. I dress to please my husband and he should not have to fight for what is his.

Jenny said...

Everyone seems to be reading THAT book which is suddenly so popular. It amazes me how open people are when discussing it - at work, in public, everywhere! - and recommending it to everyone.

I am not going to read it and it is quite awkward to be the only one that won't read it in a group.