Years ago a popular actor commented regarding his many adulteries, “The number of women you’ve had, whether 5 or 25, is not a measure of your manhood.” His smirking manner and tone showed he actually believed just the opposite.
I could not disagree more. Manhood involves character, the upright character of a one-woman man. Essential to character is commitment, loyalty, and faithfulness. If a man cannot keep a vow to his wife or respect a woman’s promise to another man, how can he be trusted for anything? Valentine’s Day should prompt us each year to review marital promises and recommit to faithfulness.
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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
And Jesus answered and said, “Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, ‘FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, AND SHALL CLEAVE TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’?
Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Matthew 19:4-6)
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