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Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
Adultery. Just the word brings a cringe. "No Innocent Affair" goes into great details about how the world views the subject versus how God wants us to view it. Through worldly scientific studies, Bible verse, gentle but firm conversation and even letters asking "why", the author leads the reader through all perspectives. Ultimately, the message is that God does not see adultery through the same eyes as the world and, although His is an unconditional love, this is a sin. Simple as that. Or is it? This book takes us through the throes of the heartache and healing. It reassures the partner whose vows were violated that it is not their fault and goes on to explain why.
I found it very interesting that the author, Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr., will not listen to the adulterer's reasoning to "why" they committed this act for there is no justifiable reason to do such a thing. The verses provided a foundation on which to stand; the scientific statistics give an eye-opening view of what we, as a society, have deemed acceptable and how we have twisted logic to the above said beliefs. The study that showed that cheating spouses are happier was interesting and the reasoning twisted just enough to make it believable (to those who know not better).
I highly recommend this very useful tool to anybody who is even considering broaching the subject. For those trying to deal with an unfaithful partner, there is comfort in the verse and the author's affirmations throughout the book.