Faithfulness (+ and -)
Scripture often speaks of God’s faithfulness. Over and over we learn that when God says He will do something, He does it (even when it seems impossible). When He says something will happen, it happens. This is true for the past, the present and the future. If this were not the case—if God were unfaithful even once—He would not be God, and we could not rely on any of His promises. But as it is, “Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave” During these stressful times, we need to do everything possible to maintain confidence and trust in our relationships. Faith and trust are established through one's acts of loyalty. Loyalty and faithfulness are essential to a happy marriage.
Unfaithful acts, such as adultery or cheating in finances, can be devastating. Even seemingly small actions, such as flirtation, or revealing private and intimate information about one's mate, can be very damaging.
What at first may appear to go unnoticed or unchallenged, may, in the end, destroy the wonderful warm feelings, of confidence and trust that once was theirs. Being loyal and faithful to others are acts of love, and instantly recognized as such. There is a quotation that goes: "Your actions speak so loudly I can't hear what you are saying." This is true in all areas of our lives.
It is very difficult to convince someone you are loyal when your actions indicate otherwise. There are several effects faithfulness can have on a person’s relationship, both positive and negative. Let’s begin with the positive, the first and most important positive effect of faithfulness is a long-lasting relationship.
Research says that faithfulness and commitment are vital to emotional and physical health.
It is also said that married couples live longer, more productive, healthier and happier lives especially if their marriages are happy and monogamous, meaning having only one sexual partner at a time.
On the contrary there are many negative effects caused by being unfaithful. One of these effects is divorce, according to statistics the current divorce rate in the United States as of 2010 is approximately 50 percent, though this information is not 100 percent accurate it is the closest rate given. There are several, positive and negative effects of faithfulness.
Even though faithfulness is important there are many other aspects that contribute to the success of a relationship.
People have seen how unfaithfulness can destroy a relationship both with common people and celebrities; unfaithfulness also has psychological, emotional, and physical effects on families. Faithfulness and many other essential components of love is the key to a successful relationship.
Stay faithful and avoid the negative effects of cheating.