“I can hardly believe the report about the sexual immorality going on among you—something that even pagans don’t do.”
-I Corinthians 5:1a, NLT
I played four years of collegiate-level football at a small liberal arts college in Minnesota. It was a good experience for the relationships I developed over those years even though we weren’t very good as a team (five wins out of forty games).
Like much young adult male culture, a twisted view of masculinity was present in those years where it was clear that having sexual relations with women was portrayed as bestowing “manhood.”
Even in this dysfunctional presentation of masculinity, some things were clear:
If a dude was caught dating two girls at the same time and was dumped by both from such a discovery, we would not have offered him much sympathy. It was a self-inflicted wound. You do not date two girls at the same time! And if you do, then you assume the risks of loosing both for your risky, deceitful behavior.
By saying this, I am just pointing out how things seem so much clearer on matters of cheating when we talk about the commonsense we have regarding the dating world. A decidedly non-Christian culture had more clarity and moral fortitude on issues of cheating than much of the evangelical church today.