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Why A Blog Series About Adultery? (Adultery - Part 1)

It is hard to get up-to-date and accurate statistics on adultery, because many affairs are probably not discovered or reported to questionnaires. However, many researchers suggest that adultery affects more than half of all marriages nationally.
For this reason and more, I am writing a series of blogs about adultery. I plan to release one blog each day this week.
“Well, definitive numbers are hard to come by, but most polls and estimates typically report that more than one-third of men and about one-quarter of women admit to having had at least one extramarital sexual act. If you factor in cases of ‘emotional infidelity’ — where a spouse engages in an intimate (yet not sexual) friendship with a member of the opposite sex — the numbers are much higher, probably greater than 50 percent.”
— Brad Lewis, "An All-Too-Common Affair"

Adultery Blog Series Topics

  • Part 1 - Why A Blog Series About Adultery?
  • Part 2- 2 Signs You Are About to Have an Affair
  • Part 3 - 4 Ways To Fight Adultery Before You Are Married
  • Part 4 - 4 Steps To Recovering Your Marriage After An Affair
  • Part 5 - Is It Weak To Stay With Your Adulterous Spouse?
  • Part 6 - 6 Ways To Help When Your Friend's Marriage Is Wrecked By Adultery


I do NOT desire to cause you to feel unhealthy guilt or shame for the affair you had in the past. You living in unhealthy guilt and shame does you, your family, and your community no good. I do NOT want to re-traumatize you. If you believe it is best for you not to read any of these blogs due to your personal story, please do not read them. I do NOT want to add to the overwhelming silence concerning affairs. Because this topic is not talked about frequently, those who go through it often face increased and unnecessary shame and isolation.
I DO hope that God uses these blogs to help someone on the road to an extramarital affair turn around before they get there. I would be glad if God uses these blogs to give a couple hope that they can persevere and rebuild their shattered marriage. Many who go through affair recovery say, “What do we do now? We did not plan for this.” I don't think you should plan for it, but to consider some basic knowledge of how to recover from an affair is not a bad idea in light of the overwhelming statistics. I hope this series helps some better care for and serve their friend that is going through the pain of affair recovery.  Lastly, I write out of worship for God. I have learned so much about Him by helping others work through the pain of infidelity. I hope this will lead any who take the time to read to gaze at the beauty, patience, grace, and love of our faithful God.
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keshav - June 28th, 2023 at 4:04am

Perfect blog. Thanks for sharing. I’m sure this will help me. I will take one of your points