Today, I am going to break with my custom and go with a "thou shalt not". In Matthew 5:28 we read:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.This verse has been popping into my brain often over the past several months, so I am finally going to post about it.
There is a lot of salacious material (I am avoiding the "p" word) available on the Internet, in magazines and in movies. I could harp on how indulging in such material destroys self-confidence, is addicting and reduces the respect your sweetheart and children have for you. There has been a lot written on the subject, so I won't.
Instead, I will address the issue of trust and fidelity. Trust is essential to a happy and romantic marriage. Anything that compromises trust erodes the very foundation of a marriage. Contrary-wise, anything that build trust, strengths the marriage. Spend your time being faithful and 100% committed to your sweetie. Strengthen the foundation a little at a time rather than weakening it.
A last note: My sweetheart just read me a quote from a marriage counselor stating that 90% of couples in counseling are there due to lapses in fidelity.