In this audio talk, Tim Lane covers the complex dynamics that occur after adultery happens in a marriage. Lane covers several considerations: 1.) While reconciliation is not commanded, it is held out as a viable and desirable option; 2.) God understands the agony of rejection and unfaithfulness; 3.) Understand the nature of the affair (Lane identifies six types); 4.) Affairs don’t just happen; 5.) Immediate steps to end an affair ((1) Both people need to remember the gospel; (2) Extramarital relationship needs to end immediately; and (3) Get outside help); and 6.) Longer term steps to rebuild your marriage.
Key Scriptures: Matthew 5:29-30, 44; 19:8; Romans 5:8; Isaiah 54:5; Ezekiel 16:23; Psalm 88; James 1:13-15