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Do to the fact that so many are sexually promiscuous you don’t hear the phrase “Two timing” as much as when I was a boy.
People in so called “relationships” may or may not expect the opposite member to be faithful to them. One of the most disgusting sayings said today is; “We have an open marriage or relationship.” It’s disgusting because they won’t even pretend to be moral or even amoral.
It is quite common for someone to have an emotional affair with someone other than their mate. Below is a short article from About.com
“An emotional affair generally starts innocently enough as a friendship. Through investing emotional energy, and time with one another outside the marriage relationship, the former platonic friendship can begin to form a strong emotional bond which hurts the intimacy of the marriage relationship.
While there are those who believe that an emotional affair is harmless, most marriage experts view an emotional affair as cheating without having a sexual relationship.
Emotional affairs are often gateway affairs leading to full blown sexual infidelity. About half of such emotional involvements do eventually turn into full-blown affairs, sex and all."
For some individuals, the most hurtful and painful consequences of an emotional affair is the sense of being deceived, betrayed, and lied to.”
An emotional affair is when a person not only invests more of their emotional energy outside their marriage, but also receives emotional support and companionship from the new relationship.
In an emotional affair, a person feels closer to the other party and may experience increasing sexual tension.
If you believe that a person's emotional energy is limited, then if your spouse is sharing intimate thoughts and feelings with someone else, an emotional affair has developed.
Although cheaters are often guilt-free in an emotional affair because there is no sex involved, their spouses often view an emotional affair as damaging as a sexual affair.
Much of the pain and hurt from an emotional affair is due to the deception, lies, and feelings of being betrayed.”
In this age of communicating with people around the world via the Internet this emotional affair issue is growing and many marriages are suffering from it.
Within the spiritual world two timing is not allowed. The relationship between GOD and man must not be compromised lest the relationship suffer in a similar way to a marriage. Many preachers (as well as believers) have found this to be true.
Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
While us weak ones wish there were several other options there isn't in GOD’S view. It’s either HIM or the devil. Now I must say that is being narrow minded but that the way it is. GOD only sees things one way, HIS way.
Exodus 20:3 You must not have any other god but me.
Or in other words “you can't two time GOD.”
Matthew 6:22, 23: 'The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light; but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!'
This scripture pretty well defines one who is in an emotional affair.
It’s a case of double vision that leads one down the wrong path. The one thing “Two timers” have in common and that is “they know what they are doing and they know it is wrong.”
You can't “slip around on GOD” and sooner or later you will suffer from slipping around on your mate. It may not be a full blown discovery but the psychological damage will have taken place.
Hey it’s time to loosen up and check out Tex Ritter