Can a marriage survive repeated infidelity? That’s not an easy question to answer because there are many variables, but in this article, we will break it down and give a few practical things to consider.
Our answer is a ‘Maybe, it depends...’ We explain the three big factors to consider.
Our answer is also ‘Yes, but…‘ It demands something from both parties. We’ll give you 7 things you must sider if your partner is a repeat offender.
Plus, we offer 7 things you will have to do if you have had an affair.
This is part of a series on ‘Can A Marriage Survive’ where we deal with difficult issues couples face and offer practical solutions.
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I Got The Call
Several years ago, I received a phone call one night while my wife and I were on a date night. It was from a man I hadn’t seen in quite a while.
When I answered the phone, the first words out of his mouth were: ‘Pastor, I’ve blown it. Big time.’ I hadn’t been in the ministry (full-time pastoring) for a number of years, so I was surprised he called me.
He wasted no time telling me the story. His wife found out he had been involved with a number of women throughout many years of their marriage. He was a serial cheater.
In spite of multiple affairs, he didn’t want to lose his wife and family. So he asked me what to do.
The things I’ve written in this article are similar to the steps I gave him. Over time, his marriage was restored. It took work and time.
I share his story to give you hope, but also to let you know, the path is not easy.