This morning on my way to work, I was listening to a Christian radio station and the question that callers were answering was if they’d allow their spouse to go on Dancing with the Stars, if invited to do so. The announcer was saying that he wouldn’t do it, nor would he want his wife to do it, but for the most part, the listeners (I didn’t hear the whole thing so the only callers I heard were female) who were calling in were disagreeing with him. The common theme? “I trust my husband and I know he’d never cheat on me so I think he should do it if he gets invited.” Are you kidding me?! This is not a matter of trust. It’s a matter of protecting your marriage. I trust my husband to never ever cheat on me but there’s still absolutely no way I’d allow him to go on that show (and I certainly wouldn’t either). Why would you purposefully put yourself or your spouse in a situation where there’s going to be temptation? Your spouse would be spending long hours with a very attractive person of the opposite sex, dancing extremely erotically, holding each other close, gazing into each others’ eyes, touching that person’s body in ways that would be absolutely forbidden in any other environment. Even if “nothing happens”, things are still happening in the normal course of what’s required of them in order to compete. And besides that, it’s hard to win a competition like that unless there’s “chemistry” between the two dancers and even though some people are able to perform really well, true chemistry comes from having feelings for that other person.
I was just stunned that women would allow their husbands to participate in that kind of thing. Is it any wonder why affairs are so common? If this is how these wives always think, they’re not doing a very good job protecting their marriage.