The other day I was searching "emotional affair" on Google! To my amazement I came across over 59,000 web sites with the words: emotional affair.
One poll showed that more than 75% of the over 8,000 votes, think that: Yes, emotional affairs are wrong. Even in our society where most anything goes, people think emotional affairs are wrong.
Even on Relationship-Institute.com I found an article backing up the fact that emotional affairs are wrong and a support group for people who are dealing with the effects of emotional affairs.
There are sites giving lists of friendships vs. emotional affairs! There are great questions to ask yourself if you are wondering if you have over stepped any lines in a friendship.
There are stories of those who have been involved in emotional affairs.
The only one of the above sites are straight forward Christian sites, so I sat amazed to see how even the world thinks emotional affairs are wrong.
If you are single, and striving to remain emotionally pure realize this: you will have to maintain emotional integrity and purity within the marriage commitment. Why not start now?
I had a girlfriend who was a flirt! She'd flirt with just about anyone, married guys, single guys or divorced guys. Even a month after her wedding I saw her flirting with some single guys. She craved attention! She loved the spotlight. This was her downfall. Eight years after being unhappily married she cheated on her husband. Maybe if she would have tamed that "flirting" beast before she was married, she would have been satisfied with her mate.
She told me her affair started as a close friendship with a guy who actually would pay attention to those small details her husband overlooked. Unfortunately, her and her husband are divorced now and there are three little girls who will have to be split between mom and dad's house the rest of their lives!
What do you want for marriage? Start practicing emotional purity now!