Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal. 12:18
I really should have repeated the proverb from last Tuesday for today's post.
I heard a sad story today of a marriage that is falling apart. Joe and Sally (not real names) have been married for 23 years. Their 17 year old daughter overheard a phone conversation Joe was having with the other woman and reported it to her mother. When confronted, Joe's response was to complain that his daughter betrayed him. How stupid is that?? Has he not yet figured out that he is the one who did the betraying? Oh, and his complaint about his wife? "She laughs too loud."
I'm afraid this is a classic case of mid-life crisis (not that that excuses him in any way): Joe has been buying lots of fancy audio visual equipment, a new Lexus, and refuses to let others call him grandpa since his older daughter just had her first baby a couple months ago.
Adultery doesn't just affect two people. The ripples move out and hurt many, many others too.
As long as you are here, I won't, I can't. So leave.