Good Girls Aren’t Tempted to Have an Affair, Are They?

In 1995, I was in my thirties, a mother of two, Lon and I were nearing our 10th anniversary…

And I was tempted to have an affair with a man at work.

Woman Caught in Adultery

Me. The good little pastor’s daughter who never did anything wrong.

Me. The college girl who went to Bible School to be a missionary to China.

Me. The young woman who taught her children Bible stories and prayed with them at bed-time.

How did I come to this? I’ll start at the beginning…

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Fourteen Reasons Lust Scares Me

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Lust is a fact of human life, mine and yours.

It’s inside us, at times controls us. In it, is the power of life, and the power to destroy lives.

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One author of the Proverbs, wanting to illustrate our insatiable and destructive lust for sex, wealth and power, put it this way:

Death and Destruction are never satisfied,
and neither are human eyes. — Proverbs 27:20 NIV

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