I'll never forget that quote from a newly married TSC guy 10 years ago. I was not yet married, and thought to my 22 year old self, "Yeah, right. That dude must've gotten stuck with a bad wife. Bummer for him. I'll do better."
Now I think, "Dude had a point. It's nothing like I thought."
You see, immorality and promiscuity are more thrilling than purity and faithfulness. But only in the way that robbing a bank is more thrilling than going to work there.
Working for a paycheck is not always fun, but it's always good.
Sex is better than going to work, but you get the point.
Here's a related thought... Should you really say to your spouse, "I will NEVER cheat on you?"
Isn't that a little proud to say such a thing? After all, we're sinners in need of grace, and we are not beyond any sin. Right? "If you think you're standing firm, be careful that you don't fall..." (1 Cor. 10). How can you know you'll be faithful? The demon of adultery is just around the corner for all of us, waiting to jump out and overtake any helpless human being it seeks to devour.
Can you tell I'm setting you up?
I told Leatha tonight, "I will NEVER cheat on you."
It's not pride. It's not arrogance. It's merely restating a vow I said to her 9 1/2 years ago in front of about 300 friends and family. I think we should say this often, to our spouse and to ourself. And, in this case, to the world wide web. By God's grace, I will keep my vow. I will never be unfaithful.
And faithfulness is not necessarily as fun, but always in my best interest.
It's better to work at the bank than rob it.
Be faithful (Proverbs 3:3-4).