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If the human race has one fatal flaw, it may be an attraction to that which we cannot have. Look at the classic example of Adam and Eve with the snake and the apple. If you subscribe to the Bible as a reliable resource for information, the Garden of Eden fiasco is the event that started it all.
The term “forbidden fruit” comes from that tragic tale of innocence lost. Ever since that fateful moment, it has been one submission to unlawful temptation after another. The compulsion to covet that which we have no claim to is a potent force few can deny.
we give in to sin
Why oh why do we as men in particular, capitulate in the face of illicit desire? We want to be moral and pious and good, but we have more fun when we “sin.” Hey, I’m no advocate for a monastic existence.
As a man, I can relate to the primordial instinct we feel to “procreate” in abundance and excess (although some women take exception to that). But I do advocate monogamy, for one reason and one reason alone: I believe in the power of a promise. A commitment deserves respect in any facet of life, but no more so than in a relationship.
To be a free agent and sleep around (with available single women, of course) is one thing. So long as you are safe and state your genuine intention, you have been upfront and can go about your business without a trace of guilt. A secret to a happy life is to never have anything to hide and as often as possible, remain bound to an honest set of principles. That of course, rules out a liaison with a married woman.
is that finger occupied?
Ah yes, the married woman. That manifestation of sweet, sweet forbidden fruit: so unattainable and yet so very enticing to so many men. Whether the wife of a good friend, a casual acquaintance or a co-worker, some of us cannot help but become drawn in by a woman with a ring on her finger.
For some of you, the allure of a woman in a committed relationship is magnetic. To sleep with her, have her want you and maybe even fall in love with you, is a perverted sense of accomplishment and personal triumph. But I can assure you that the ego rush we get when we have an affair with an attached woman is not worth it.
On to the variety of married women out there…