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September 20, 2007

When Adultery Goes Wrong

There are probably a lot of lessons in this story.

A young married couple from the central Bosnian town of Zenica decided to divorce after realizing they had cheated on each other with each other on the internet, media reported Wednesday....

"I was suddenly in love again. It was beautiful, I thought I finally found someone who understands me, and who is in a similar situation - in a bad marriage, like I am," said Sana.

Both Sweetie and the Prince of Joy believed they found new soulmates and potential partners for the rest of their lives, so they agreed on a date to finally meet each other.

They were shocked when they realized that they actually knew each other, having been married for several years.

Aside from presenting a case study of being caught in the snares of sin (and the obvious problem of infidelity), this bizarre incident seems to testify to how blinding and debillitating selfishness can be to a marriage. Without knowing anything else about the couple, we know that they found themselves compatible enough to fall in love -- twice. So they are apparently capable of romancing and respecting each other, even if they failed to do so for reasons that one imagines are ultimately trivial.

The whole thing is laughably absurd, and more than a little pathetic. But how many marriages could be saved if a husband could see his wife (and vice versa) through tender eyes and a soft heart, rather than with resentment and pent-up frustration? How many Christian marriages would be saved if a husband could truly see his wife with the eyes of Christ?

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labrialumn

Somehow, as this story, if not the commentary, demonstrates, the Fall affects women as well as men.

Gina Dalfonzo

Come again?

Lee

Gee, that takes me back a few years: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/onehitwonders/pinacoladalyrics.html

And Gayle Erwin agrees with you, Travis, in the "A Taste of Paradise" article here: http://www.servant.org/nl2702.htm

Kim Moreland

Here's a couple of suggestions for keeping a great romance alive:

1. Have fun with your spouse!
2. Married people, remember to hold your spouses hand while walking in in public.
3. Establish a date night.
4. At least once daily, think about one or two positive aspect about your spouse.
5. Despite conflict, speak to your spouse in a loving manner.

Kim Moreland

One more suggestion for keeping your romance alive:

Affirm, affirm, affirm your spouse. Your spouse does most things right, so make sure to let he or she know how much you admire or appreciate those gifts and talents and the day-to-day accomplishments.

Chris Clukey

I am a horrible person for doing so, but like Lee, I immediately thought of the Pina Colada Song.

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