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AFFAIR PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE " You shall not commit adultery .” Exodus 20:4 . I . THE PREVENTION: SIX STEPS STEP ONE: MAKE A COMMITMENT TO GOD’S STANDARDS "How can a (person) keep his way pure? By living according to your Word ." Psalm 119:9 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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AFFAIR PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE

"You shall not commit adultery. Exodus 20:4

I. THE PREVENTION: SIX STEPS

STEP ONE: MAKE A COMMITMENT TO GODS STANDARDS"How can a (person) keep his way pure? By living according to your Word." Psalm 119:9"Be faithful to your own wife and give your love to her alone." Proverbs 5:15

STEP TWO: MAGNIFY THE CONSEQUENCES"The one who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys his own soul." Proverbs 6:32 "...adultery will cost a man all he has." Proverbs 6:26"God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit adultery." Hebrews 13:4b

STEP THREE: MAINTAIN MY MARRIAGE"A man should fulfill his duty as a husband and a woman should fulfill her duty as a wife, and each should satisfy the other's needs." I Corinthians 7:3 "Do not cheat each other of normal sexual intercourse ... or you will expose yourselves to the obvious temptation of Satan."I Corinthians 7:5

STEP FOUR:MANAGE MY MIND

How Affairs Develop1stAccepting sinful thoughts in my mind2ndEmotional, non-physical involvement3rdPhysical involvement4thRationalizing the affair

James 1:14-15 2 Timothy 2:22Romans 16:19

STEP FIVE:MAINTAIN PROPER RELATIONSHIPS

"But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality." Ephesians 5:3

STEP SIX:MINIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITY

"So be careful! If you are thinking, `Oh, I would never behave like that - let this be a warning to you. For you too may fall into sin." I Corinthians 10:12"Bad company corrupts good character." I Corinthians 15:33

"Guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with your wife." Malachi 2:15

II. THE PATHWAY BACK TO PURITY

1.Acknowledge THE SIN (Psalm 51:1-4)

2. End the relationship IMMEDIATELY.

3.AVOID ALL contact with the person from now on. Do whatever it takes to do this!