Agree or Disagree: Extramarital Affairs are more common then we want to admit


Pat Robertson made the news today when he discussed the issue of former CIA Director David Petraeus admission of having an extra marital affair.

Here is the  video of his take here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gnGkfZrXLsw

There is also an article written here. http://www.ibtimes.com/pat-robertsons-take-petraeus-affair-propinquity-877166

As easy as it is to criticize Pat Robertson for this, reading some of the Tweets today, i felt that something was missing. 

Let’s look a little further into the “She’s a good looking woman and he’s a man” comment.

Picture it. You are out of town on a business trip, After a hards day work full of meetings, you decide to head to the bar for a drink. You sit at the bar table alone. Someone catches your eye. The first thing you think is “I’m married or in a relationship.” The second thing that might cross your mind is “Yes, but I’m not dead. So you decide to talk to this person. The conversation starts to pick up and low and behold, it is past your bedtime. 

But you don’t want this conversation to end. You both decide to go upstairs. You mentally give a time frame of an hour. That passes. You both have had a little too much to drink. One thing leads to another.  and another….Then the next morning.

You wake up with a deep regret. But no one will ever know. It’s done. 

But as your day goes on, you spend most of your day thinking about what happened. Yes you regret it. But there’s a small part of you that admits deep down you haven’t been happy in this. What’s the harm in continuing? We don’t live in the same town.

Perhaps on a deeper level, this is what Robertson is saying. Not that it’s the man or the woman’s fault, but this can happen more frequently then we care to admit.

What do you think?

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