Addressing Marital Infidelity
Extramarital affairs are not a new phenomenon for mankind. We have seen them both in biblical history (2 Samuel 11:2-4) and in our current culture. Some studies indicate that anywhere from 20 to 25% of spouses will engage in an affair sometime within their marriage, and that does not include ‘emotional affairs.’ With the growing prevalence of so-called ‘hook-up apps’ along with the phenomenon of reconnecting with old romantic interests via Facebook, the incidence of extramarital affairs is likely to rise.
While some [treatment] methods have shown success in helping couples move forward after an affair, they all lack a grounding in an authentic human anthropology along with a proper understanding of marriage as a communion of persons.