Q. I’m having a problem with my husband. He is spending all of his free time on the internet. He has a relationship to a woman that concerns me. He tells me there is nothing wrong with it, that he is not committing adultery. Can you help?
Your husband has a problem.
1* ¶ My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;
2* That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.
3* For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;
4* But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.
5* Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.
6* She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it.
7* Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
8* Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house,
9* Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;
10* And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;
11* And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;
12* And you say, “How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!
13* “I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!
14* “I was almost in utter ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”
15* ¶ Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well.
Have your husband read all of Proverbs chapter five and then try to justify his “internet relationship.”
25* Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
28* So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
29* for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
30* because we are members of His body.
31* FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
33* Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.