How can you build a successful marriage when your parents divorced and many of your family members and friends have terrible marriages? It starts with acknowledging that healthy marriages are possible.
Adultery & Infidelity
When a couple is trying to recover from an affair, the Adversary wants to ruin the marriage. But if you know some of the common lies he tries to plant in your mind, you and your spouse can fight them.
Some telltale signs can help couples identify vulnerabilities to infidelity. Keeping these areas of susceptibility and their antidotes in mind could ward off a potential affair.
For thousands of years, husbands and wives have been making bad decisions. But today, enticements often come with a new twist because of the anonymity and accessibility that come with social media.
Even with their marriage on the brink of divorce, God softened Ron’s and Opal’s hearts, giving them a hope that shone brightly enough to lead them on a path to restoration.
“Almost before I knew what I was doing, I committed the sin of adultery. My first slight step seemed completely harmless. The next was more deliberate, an exercise in self-indulgence.”
The number of marriages that will survive an affair — and go on to build an even stronger relationship afterward — is growing significantly. Although it’s not always possible, there is always hope.
In the face of infidelity, one man made a commitment to keep loving his wife, no matter how he felt or how she responded. This meant accepting her without judgment no matter how angry he felt.
Al and Lisa Robertson talked with Focus on the Family about their journey from devastation to forgiveness, and how they’re now committed to helping other couples rebuild their relationship after an affair.
Many men believe that viewing pornography is, at worst, a private sin with consequences that affect only them. But pornography is in fact a sin that harms the most intimate of relationships — marriage.