Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pastor to Pastor - Stay Safe; Adultery Is More Rampant Than You May Think

Adultery statistics.

As a pastor, ask for grace to remain safe from the sin of Adultery.

1John 5:18 - We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Here is a summary of adultery statistics:
  • 41 percent of marriages: One or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional.
  • 57 percent of men admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had.
  • 22 percent percent of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.
  • 14 percent percent of married women have strayed at least once during their married lives.
  • 36 percent of men and women admit to having an affair with a co-worker.
  • 35 percent of men and women admit to infidelity on business trips.
  • 17 percent of men and women admit to infidelity with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law.
  • Average length of an affair: Two years.
  • 74 percent of men would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught.
  • 68 percent of women say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught.
  • 79 percent of respondents said that having an affair with a taken man was never acceptable; a surprising 46 percent admitted to having done it.
  • Men who have been divorced or separated are twice as likely to cheat (28 percent versus 14 percent).
  • Women who have been divorced or separated are also twice as likely to cheat (19 percent versus 7 percent).
  • Children of divorced parents are at least 50 percent more likely to get a divorce than those from an unbroken home.
  • When both the husband and wife come from divorced families, the odds of divorce are 200 percent higher.
  • More than a third of divorce filings last year contained the word “Facebook,” according to a survey by Divorce Online, a U.K.-based legal services firm.
  • The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says 81 percent of its members have used or faced evidence plucked from Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, including YouTube and LinkedIn, over the last five years.
  • 66 percent of the lawyers surveyed cited Facebook foibles as the source of online evidence.
  • One in five adults use Facebook for flirting.
Sources include: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, via Statistic Brain; University of Virginia Marriage Project, via Psychology Today; Women’s Health; National Opinion Research Center, via Hooking Up Smart; Smart Marriages Coalition; NY Post; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, via NBC News; Pew Internet and American Life Project, via NBC News.