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Is Sexting Cheating?

I haven’t taken on the topic of sexting directly on my blog or podcast yet, but the principles I’ve discussed in the past still apply to whatever venue.  Temptation is temptation is temptation and temptation leads to lust and lust leads to sin and sin leads to death.  Ouch!  Why would you intentionally tempt yourself!!  Online relationships, whether for someone trying to hook up seriously, or a person looking for a momentary high, are addictive and not the stuff long-term relationships are made of.  Check out:

On Shopping For a Mate

Dr. Wall warns against seeking a marriage partner for it’s own sake.  It’s better to BE the right person than to worry about FINDING the right person.

Characteristics of Couples Who Meet Online

Dr. Wall points out the risks involved in online dating to encourage single adults to utilized more traditional routes for meeting one’s spouse (through one’s family and friend network) and to help married couples who met online see the common problems faced by online couples so that they can be aware of the areas in their marriages that might need tweaking.

Look: if you met online and are now married, you are married and better figure this stuff out.  You are going to have some specific problems common to people who seek fulfillment in this way.  So let’s DEAL with it!

But, really, folks: if you haven’t hooked up with anyone yet and you are tempted to hunt for a spouse online or you ARE hunting for a spouse online, may I gently suggest that you STOP THIS NONSENSE!!!!  Yikes!  Marriage is tough enough.  Let’s not borrow trouble!


Dr. Bing Wall is a therapist specializing in marriage and relationships and issues facing single adults with a practice in Ames and Urbandale, Iowa.  To set up a time to see Dr. Wall click here or call 888-233-8473.  For more information about Dr. Wall click here.

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