Marriage And Ashley Madison

Today, I noticed that the Ashley Madison website was in the news. In case you don't know, this is a dating site for married folks who want to experience a clandestine extra-marital affair. In fact, their byline states, "Life is short. Have an affair." After hackers supposedly hacked a bevy of names, addresses, partial credit card numbers and email addresses of many of the site’s nearly 39 million users, divorce attorneys are now getting ready for the surge of new clients.

One way for a spouse to find out if their "better half" is cheating on them, is not only through Ashley Madison's hacked database, but also this website as well.

All of the above information is just another indicator of the deteriorating morality of our society. According to these divorce statistics and rate, the USA has a real divorce problem. And it's interesting to note this eye-opening statistic: "the children of divorced parents are prone to divorcing 4 times more than the children of couples who are not divorced." Also, see this article.

And we wonder why our country is in the shape it's in, morally and spiritually speaking. Because of fleshly pandering over the past sixty plus years, God's divine institution called the "home" lies in a very precarious state.

Beloved, the Ashley Madison website would not exist today, if marriage vows were based on total commitment between both spouses, joined together by God (Matthew 19:3-6). Also, married people who are thinking about having an extra-marital affair, need to seriously consider any children who will be affected by such an affair.

One last observation regarding the hacking of the Ashley Madison website with its incriminating data: To those who are guilty, "take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out" (Numbers 32:20-23; cf. Galations 6:7-8).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets