Counter Cultural Mom
Several years ago I was shocked when a close friend had an affair and left her husband. We had gone on mission trips together, prayed together for the sick, worshipped together. It was truly a relationship “as iron sharpens iron” for many years.
So I could not understand how she got from point A to point B….how does a committed Christian fall into such great sin? Then I realized she did not go from point A to point B…..it was more like point A to point X. She got to point X by way of a series of smaller sins. She had been driving on the Discontentment Highway, probably never realizing where it was leading her.
Sin deadens us when we give in to it, and one sin often leads to another sin, and so on until our conscience is seared so thoroughly that we can find ourselves doing things we would never have imagined ourselves capable of. In this case, anger over problems in the marriage led to a deep discontent. Discontent led to bitterness, and then to hardness of heart. A once-faithful Christian wife began to feel justified in her sin, and the rest is sad history.
We know that, as sinners, we will fail every day, and so will our husbands. If you refuse to forgive your husband, every day will you’ll find new things to blame him for. Don’t let that happen! Get off the Discontentment Highway, and choose to walk the Path of Forgiveness.
For more on the relationship between discontentment, temptation, and sin listen to my new podcast by the same name. It is the first message in my series Temptation and the Married Woman. You will find lots of scripture to challenge and encourage you along with practical tips for dealing with temptation.