It is difficult to admit that on the issue of faithfulness each one of us is as slippery as a greased hog.
We don’t like to talk about it.
Especially we don’t like to talk about it in front of people to whom we’re committed. After all, we don’t want to hurt their feelings or stir up trouble.
So there’s a certain amount of awareness that has to constantly prod our minds in order for us to make quality choices.
That’s why the Good Book tells us that no one else can tempt us–not people, devil or God. We are drawn away by our own lusts, and even if we try to curtail that aching iniquity by using pornography, we are still dealing with the same problem.
Clandestine ideas just seem more fun.
Strange flesh appears to be better flesh.
And new encounters glisten and gleam instead of just sitting there waiting for us at home.
What can we do about this? Develop an inner candor filled with a nasty bit of personal honesty.
It will keep us on the” strait and narrow” of relationship instead of crashing our ship on the rocky choices of temporary gratification.