Marital Infidelity

Two people marry looking forward to spending life faithfully together.    Infidelity is the act of being disloyal to one’s spouse primarily relating to sexual behavior. It is imperative that sexual gratification be met within the bond of marriage.  It should never be said that a spouse stepped outside the marriage because of the refusal of one spouse to meet the sexual needs of marital pleasure.  Being unfaithful in marriage is an indicator of selfishness and a lack of self control which leads to the crossing of boundaries.

Below are some facts about infidelity that are commonly known:

Infidelity Statistics

  Below are a few statistics on infidelity and marriage as reported by the Associated Press Journal of Family and Marital Therapy: 

Percentage of marriages that end in divorce in America: 53%

Percentage of “arranged marriages” (where parents pick their sons or daughters spouses) that end in divorce: 3%

Medical field(s) with the highest divorce rate: psychiatrists and marriage counselors

Percentage of marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional: 41%

Percentage of men who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had: 57%

Percentage of women who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had: 54%

Percentage of men and women who admit to having an affair with a co-worker: 36%

Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity on business trips: 36%

Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity (emotional or physical) with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law: 17%

Average length of an affair: 2 years

Percentage of marriages that last after an affair has been admitted to or discovered: 31%

Percentage of men who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught: 74%

Percentage of women who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught: 68%

Question for comments from you:  What are some reasons why people believe infidelity is alright within a marriage?

 

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One Response

  1. I believe that one of the biggest reasons is being raised with the value system that is found in the world. There are many people that gleen their value system from television, music, and other people who are not rooted in Christ. Taking on the beattitudes of Christ by each person in a marriage will make for a lasting and loving relationship!

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