Causes of Infidelity
There are so many causes of infidelity. I guess there are as many causes of infidelity as there are people who are unfaithful.
Some have told me they were unfaithful because they were bored with the way things were at home. The love making with their spouse had become routine and it made them want to experience something new and exciting.
They were curious as to what it would be like to have sex with this other person who looked fresh and new to them, not having experienced that type of man/woman before presented a challenge.
You have to remember though that curiosity did kill the cat.
Other causes of infidelity are not being able to break the habit of having a variety of men/women like they did before they were married. Often bad habits are hard to break.
One thing I’ve learned about the flesh is that when it is exercised in a certain direction, it builds mussels that become so strong it becomes a stronghold. This happens especially if you have someone encouraging you in that direction that does not care about your marriage.
One person told us what caused their infidelity was one thing led to another with a long time friend. I find that that is the most common cause of infidelity.
My Mama use to say to me, “If you put yourself in the position it will happen to you.” When you start sharing with friends those thoughts and dissatisfaction s you have with your life, and they are always there to make you feel better or to help you look at things in another light, watch out!
Most friends never intend to become lovers but many do. Once you cross that line you should shut it down and go home. The scripture says to flee fornication. (1st Corinthians 6:18 and 2nd Timothy 2:22)
My husband told me that the cause of infidelity for him was that he was consumed with the spirit of lust. He said some of it started when he was a young man looking at girly magazines, being told by the dudes on the corner how boys will be boys and that it is a natural thing to sleep with multiple women before and after you get married.
Causes of infidelity may be determined by what you allow to come into your ears and what you put before your eyes. Pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry in the America today. It has consumed men and women in the world, as well as in the church. Looking at pornography in print and on the internet will certainly lead to and cause infidelity cases to increase.
Keeping your eyes on the word of God as it says in Proverbs chapter 2 and chapter 7 will help you be able to overcome the temptation of infidelity. If you meditate on God’s word day and night then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success in your marriage.
There are many causes of infidelity and we have only named a few. If you would like to add to this list please contact us and we will put your cause on the list and discuss this topic on one of our virtual events.