By now, many of you have probably heard the story about that infamous couple, Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla—each of whom had spouses and kids, but threw that all away when they laid eyes on each other at school…the same school where their kids attended. The story brought all sorts of criticism and anger by Internet posters, bloggers and critics on the morning show circuit.
As we can see all around us, couples divorce and families split up all the time. However, this story appeared to strike a sensitive chord, as this couple chose to publicize their newly-found romance in the New York Times’ Vows section. The Vows section traditionally highlights personal stories of love, romance and wedded bliss, and their story ostensibly fits the bill. Except that, this story manages to ignore the pain and consequences their families suffered, after this couple decided to go head-first into pursuing their “happily ever after.”
Check out Gina Dalfonzo’s article in Christianity Today’s women’s blog, Her.meneutics, where she discusses their story and how we need to flee from temptation—even when everything within us seems to be telling us otherwise.
Have you ever experienced temptation of this sort in your marriage? Would you be willing to share with us how you overcame or gave into those feelings?