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Is Flirting In Marriage Harmful Fun Or Come At A Cost?

We are fed the lie that flirting in marriage is harmless, and done in good fun.  There are no serious intentions- after all, you are married!  Yet is that the way your spouse sees it?  If so, have you dismissed their concerns as jealousy?  You shouldn’t as there can be serious consequences.

Flirting can indeed harm a marriage- especially if your spouse isn’t comfortable with it, or is made to feel uncomfortable.  The “jealousy” that you feel that they are exhibiting is valid- they shouldn’t be made to feel that they have to compete in any way for your affection.  This is usually how people feel when they are not comfortable with their spouse flirting.

Additionally, perhaps your behavior is crossing the line of what your spouse finds acceptable.  If your spouse feels threatened in any way they need to be taken seriously.  If you don’t stop or dismiss it, your spouse ends up feeling like you don’t care, their self-esteem goes down, intimacy is destroyed, and so is your marriage.  The question becomes, are you willing to give this relationship up for your spouse?  If not, a problem really does exist, and you need to address it as a couple.

More on the effects of flirting on marriage can be found in our next issue coming out on December 27th.  Learn if their behavior is justified, or the result of something else.

About Michelle C. Danko

Michelle Danko is the Editor-In-Chief for Faith Filled Family Magazine.

Satan's greatest assault has been on families as he tries to destroy God's original design for it. Our children are reaping the negative consequences of an errant belief system resulting in confusion and disillusionment. Michelle believes that we need to have a strong relationship with God, our first ministry is to our family, and that everything else flows from that.

Michelle has a passion for seeing families live victoriously in Christ, and she doesn't just write about a life with God, but she lives it as well.

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