Our 3 Rules For Creating An Affair-Proof Marriage

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Episode Summary

85% of marital affairs begin at work. Many Christians are naive to the threats and have failed to uphold important boundaries to protect their marriage.

Nobody plans to have an affair on their wedding day—yet nearly 50% of all marriages experience this reality at some point. The truth is we are not immune to divorce, infidelity, and adultery. In fact, as Christians, we are called to be on guard against these threats hurled against our marriage. In this episode, Dale and Veronica Partridge share the three rules they use to create an affair-proof marriage.

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In addition to our teaching time, we answer one-two critical questions from our listening audience. You can view those questions at the bottom of this page and hear our responses at the closing of this episode. Also, if you have a question you would like answered on the show, please email us at support@ultimatemarriage.com

Worthy Quotes From This Episode

  • Nobody starts their marriage intending to have an affair. Yet 50% of all married couples in the United States experience an affair during their lifetime.
  • Workplace flirtationships are workplace affairs. Flirtation is the first bullet shot at the heart of your marriage.
  • Flirtation in the dictionary is defined as: Suggestive behavior with sexual intent.
  • There is a cost to protect your marriage and deflecting sexual signals and remaining faithful to your spouse is one way you can joyfully pay the price.
  • When you call a co-worker a “work wife” or “work husband” you’re using a sacred title that opens the door for someone to playfully perform emotional and relational duties only strictly to be carried out by your real spouse.

Scripture From This Episode

  • Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
  • Proverbs 6:24-25” To preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress. Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
  • Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:23 “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.” – Your love will limit your liberties.
  • Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

Questions Answered In This Episode

  • Veronica, I’m a mother of three and I know what its like to be so busy that it hurts. But what does your Bible time look like? How do you keep a steady flow of learning in the midst of young children around all the time?

This Week’s Memory Verse

  • Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

Lastly, did anything stand out in this show? Do you have any comments, additions or questions? Let us know about them in the comments below.

Written By Dale Partridge
Dale is the co-founder and Editor in Chief at Ultimate Marriage. He is best known as a thought leader on biblical theology, family, and church practice. Currently, Dale is finishing his graduate studies at Western Seminary.
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