Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Risk to benefit ratio

How should a husband and father react to a woman who says, "I will not take you from her?" Obviously, the statement gives consent to fool around or continue to do so (whichever the case may be) without any strings attached. Perfect offer, right? To the loving family man, it should not be.

Thankfully, at this point, I could confidently say, "I love my wife and kids more than my ego." Either I am aging or simply getting better at warding off temptations, bottomline: I am learning to conquer an extravaganza once characteristic of my youth. I have to acknowledge that it was not a flawless deflection; the little devil in me still had to evaluate the risks and benefits.

I pray to be just as steadfast when the next hurdle comes.


Westerly21 said...

It is a wise move to resist temptation.
The price is very rarely worth paying!!

Westerly21 said...

It is a wise man who resists temptation.
The price paid for accepting is very rarely worth the pain!

Prodigal Son 35 said...

Hi Westerly21, thanks for the comment. Appreciated!

LawReal said...

kudos my friend! don't forget this> "marriage is 100% COMMITMENT to a DEFECTIVE individual." -George Macdonald-

Prodigal Son 35 said...

Hi LawReal, thanks for dropping a line. Thanks for the quote too. Cheers!