Perry Noble is the Sr. Pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. He is a leader I follow on Twitter. Two days ago, he posted a link to his blog: 15 Ways To Destroy Your Marriage. It was worth reprinting. Here’s Perry’s blog on 15 ways to destroy your marraige:
#1 – Have an affair! (II Samuel 11-12)
#3 – Look at LOTS of porn! (Job 31:1)
#4 – Connect with “old flames” through online social networking and then convince yourself it is ok because you aren’t actually doing anything wrong!
#5 – Refuse to talk to your spouse about issues that make you angry…just bury them and let a huge pile build up so that you can explode irrationally on them when they totally do not expect it. (Ephesians 4:25-27)
#6 – Have an affair!!!
#7 – Make sure you spend lots of personal time with the same person of the opposite sex that you are not married to…and when confronted on it say, “It’s business.”
#8 – Make “innocent” remarks to an attractive person of the opposite sex such as, “I wish I had met you before I had gotten married.”
#9 – Put an ad for yourself on an internet dating site…even though you are married…just to see what type of interest you could create!
#10 – Compare your spouse with other people OFTEN and convince yourself that you didn’t get God’s best when you agreed to marry him/her.
#11 – Have an affair!!!
#12 – Take your cues about sexual morality from Hollywood and your “friends” rather than God’s Word. (John 14:15)
#13 – Begin to believe that your spouse’s main mission on this planet should be to meet your needs…and when they don’t then justify trying to get your needs met elsewhere.
#14 – Fantasize often as to what it would be like to be with another person other than your spouse.
#15 – Be willing to sell out years of marriage, the respect of your children and your character for an orgasm.
Like I said…we will be dealing with this on Sunday…because I am SICK AND TIRED of seeing marriages being destroyed and the church remaining silent about it.