Its ease of use with hardly any effort allows us to be in touch with anyone from anywhere at any time.We’re texting with our bosses about why we showed up to work late, sending messages to our co-workers about the next meeting and messaging with our friends about this weekend’s barbecue. We text because the world we live in says text messaging with others, including the opposite sex, is perfectly acceptable communication.
If it is necessary to keep in touch with them, have your spouse give their number to them.– If you already have someone of the opposite sex’s phone number, treat it as just that: a phone number (not a text number).When I was young, I never liked when my mom and dad would close the bedroom door at night after saying goodnight.Being all alone in a large bedroom provided the opportunity for my imagination to run wild, letting all those monsters and villains run wild in the privacy of my room.Let’s be honest: Many married men and married women text the opposite sex without ever falling into this trap.
There are many who respect their spouses completely, stewarding well their texts, never venturing into discussing feelings or sex with the opposite sex in a text.
– If you receive a text message from someone of the opposite sex, choose to respond by calling them immediately instead of responding through text.
Making a phone call communicates to them that you would prefer speaking over the phone instead of via text.
We learn early on in Scripture that the heart is deceitful above all things.
(Jeremiah 17:9) Too often in text messaging, particularly with the opposite sex, insignificant words are sent that are consciously and unconsciously linked to more significant emotional or sexual roots in the heart; roots that are intended to remain deeply rooted in a marriage instead outside of it.
Infidelity occurs well before having actual sex with someone, and in today’s culture, the smoke is usually fanned into fire during text messaging.