3 Dec


Question #1.  What danger signs should I look for in relationships with the opposite sex?

Answer #1.  Whenever you develop an in-depth relationship with someone from the opposite sex–at any level– certain forces come into play that can result in a potent chemical reaction that can cause considerable trouble.  Some signs that this reaction is beginning to occur include the following:

* You have a need that you feel your mate isn’t meeting—for attention, approval, affection–and that other person begins meeting your need.

* You find it easier to unwind with someone other than your spouse by dissecting the day’s difficulties over lunch, coffee, or during a ride home.

* You begin to talk about problems you are having with your spouse.

* You rationalize the relationship by saying that surely it must be God’s will to talk so openly and honestly with a fellow Christian.  You become defensive about the relationship and protective of it.

* You look forward to being with this person more than with your own mate.

* You wonder what you’d do if you didn’t have this friend to talk to.

* You hide the relationship from your mate.

If you see any of these warning signs, take action immediately.  Your friendship with this other person must end, even if it means taking drastic measures.  Don’t put your marriage at risk!

NOTE:  This article was taken from the book Family Life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

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