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"Fighting Temptations"

I think a common misconception about marriage is that once you’ve crossed over, you have won the battle against the temptation. This may be true of sex before marriage but what about the allure of ex-partners, watching porn, adultery? Those temptations haven't just all of sudden up and left you to live happily ever after, no sir. The truth of the matter is that everything you were dealing with before you got married is, unfortunately, what you may have to deal with once you get married also. Have you ever noticed how you become more desirable the moment you're in a relationship? For some reason when you were single, nobody was checking for you but the moment you're with someone, the whole world wants to know! You now have a bigger target on your back. All of sudden, an old flame wants to catch up with you over lunch or dinner? With all this new attention, you might even start feeling yourself and want to know “if you’ve still got it" and entertain conversations or meet-ups that you shouldn't really be spending that time with.

Family... "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8) And you are on the menu! You can't afford to let him win! The right marriage is too big a blessing for you not to treat it with the correct duty of care. You can't afford to slip up. There is so much riding on you making it to the finish. Mistakes do happen but we can't afford to let the enemy have the last laugh (unless God did not put it together in the first place). This leads to me to the next post in which we will talk more about what we can do to prevent ourselves from falling flat on faces (or into somebody else's lap!) in this area of our lives.

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