Death and life are in the power of the tongue! However, abuse is not gender specific. Most of what I write can be understood to apply to either gender.
It is reprinted here unedited. It can also be read along with his other columns on his website themattwalshblog. I know a guy who cheats on his wife.
Most people might agree that having sex with someone other than your partner is clear-cut infidelity, but what about sending the occasional flirty text message? Or reconnecting with an old flame on Facebook? A whopping 79 percent of people surveyed would consider it cheating if their partner sent sexy text messages or pictures to someone else, and 60 percent said forming a deep emotional connection with someone other than their partner would constitute infidelity.
However, the Church does, as far as I can tell, consider it adultery for a man to view pornography. He is engaging in virtual sex with another person or persons who are not his wife. Adultery is defined as carnal connection between a married person and one unmarried, or between a married person and the spouse of another.
What should I do? Strip clubs tend to be a gray area for many couples. Some husbands and wives go to clubs together and view it as a way to spice up their sex life.
Has my husband been to a strip club? Did my husband have a bachelor party in which his groomsmen and family members hired a stripper? And today, twelve years later, my husband will tell you it was the absolute worst thing he ever could have done to begin our marriage.
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The subject is hard to talk about anywhere, but especially in a classroom—and especially in a classroom at a Catholic college. Our first text has been the Commentary on the Sixth Commandment against adultery from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. When two partners, of whom at least one is married to another party, have sexual relations — even transient ones — they commit adultery.
In the days before VHS tapes and personal computers, a faithful husband wanting a bit of extramarital excitement had limited options. He could frequent strip clubs or adult movie theaters. He could live out his fantasies while flipping through the pages of Hustler magazine.