There is this issues of emotional affairs that I just can't stop blogging about! Why? Because there are many people being effected by this type of an affair. People are deeply effected by this issue!
I have stories upon stories that affirm this statement!
Women whose husbands are receiving a little too much attention from another women they are in ministry with.
Women who find themselves attracted to a guy at church. Enough to where, they will go when he'll be there and they're not interested in time with their husband, but time with this other man.
Women who are attracted to a guy they are in ministry with (praise band, drama, prayer team, committees). Enough that they call him to talk about ministry, but end up talking about personal issues. They find themselves being secretive about this friendship to their husbands.
Women who work with a guy who pays more attention to them than their husbands. They seek time with these guys, so they can have an emotional connection/high.
Women who are wondering how to break free from an emotional affair? Wondering, how they get their heart back for their husbands.
At the core of an emotional affair (in my opinion) is this need, we women have, to feel validated. We want to feel emotionally love and have someone interested in us emotionally. We desire to have a man validate us and when our husbands aren't doing it, we think we have the right to look outside of the marriage relationship.
God is our only source of emotional satisfaction, whether you're married or single. We allow these emotional relationships or entanglements, get in our way of true satisfaction: intimate fellowship with God!
Hebrews 12: 1-2
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Tomorrow we will look at ways to break free from these emotional entanglements!