I watched a speaker bring several volunteers from the audience on stage in order to conduct an experiment about the power of our thoughts. He asked the group of individuals to think about the best thing in life that has ever happened to them.
Of course, most women would never act out in such a blatant way. Whether the tighter reigns are a result of modesty, fear, disgust, or insecurity, many keep their affairs restricted to their minds. But when we allow our minds to envision being involved in an affair or in other inappropriate activities or relationships, we are paving the way for our defenses to become so weakened that we may eventually act out our thoughts.
Excerpted from Every Woman’s Battle: Discovering God’s Plan for Sexual and Emotional Fulfillment by Shannon Ethridge. Copyright 2003. All Rights Reserved. Published by WaterBrook Press, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Used by Permission. Not to be copied without Publisher’s prior written approval.