After facilitator discussion and this final draft by Cilla, please give this your full attention!
The faciliators again feel burdened by the need to remind everyone here to please be aware of the dangers of Internet flirtations. Any form of dating where you can't see the other person can be dangerous. Christian message boards are definitely NOT meant for already married couples to establish intimate relationships with the opposite sex.
If any members here are married and becoming too close with members of the oppostite sex we urge you to wise up and realise where this may lead you. Here is advice if you feel this applies to you.
1) It is wrong. You need to see that in the light of Scripture. Every relationship starts off with flirting. That's how the dating game works. Since you are already married, you should know that.
2) You must cease from what you are doing immediately or there will be consequences. The bible makes this abundantly clear. So does common sense. Don't simply ignore this and take your relationship to some other chat room. Do the right thing and terminate it now before it is too late. People you care about and people who care about you can get really badly hurt beyond repair.
3) Consider prayerfully if you ought to confess to your real marriage partner what you have done.
Most of all, don't kid yourself that this is just an innocent 'fling' and that it is not sinful because there is no physical contact:
James 1:14-15 But each one is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.
If any members here are unmarried but carrying on with a married person be aware that you are interfering with the sacred, God ordained bond of marriage. Not only is your sin evident in your own life, but the consequences of your actions are helping to tear apart families. Marriage is a precious gift to be handled with appreciation and care.
If you find yourself counselling a member of the opposite sex then also please be aware of the danger which can come about through something which begins so innocently. It is good to care about friends and members with whom we can identify and see are going through similar problems to our own. But this can lead to a slippery slope. Please look out carefully and prayerfully for someone else to take over the counselling for you, and if you know of no one you can trust then do please PM a facilitator or post here. We work together as a team and will be able to find a trusted member who is well equipped to engage in counselling.
Be aware that if word gets to the leadership of this board regarding these sorts of affairs, action will be taken, and will most probably lead to a permanent ban.
This board exists to honour God. Please remember that each one of us is accountable to Him.