The article ultimately had very little to do with Brad Pitt or Mel Gibson, but had more to say about men we come in contact with every day. Honestly, had it been Brad or Mel, I might have had a chuckle. But this article was encouraging women to play with fire. The author went on to say...

Whether you have a soft spot for Mel Gibson or Mel the mailman, make sure your husband knows that a crush doesn't change the way you feel about him. We all want to know that we are number one in our spouse's life. As for me, I told my husband about the man at the nursery. 'Going to see your boyfriend?' he teased as I headed out the door to buy mulch. Later I assured him that while Garden Guy knew the best cure for aphids; he could never melt my heart.

After reading that, I tried to imagine my husband, Steve, saying to me, "Honey, I want to tell you that I have a crush on the check-out girl at Home Depot, but I still love you the best." I get a queasy feeling just thinking about such a conversation. And yet, this is what the "family magazine" was suggesting for women of the new millennium. No wonder the divorce rate in this country is 50% and rising.

I am so thankful we do not have to depend on such publications to give us the keys to a happy, fulfilling life with the man of our dreams. We have God's Word. He's the expert and here's what He has to say:

"Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life" (Proverbs 4:23).


Sharon Jaynes is popular speaker at women’s events and author of ten books including Becoming the Woman of His Dreams – Seven Qualities Every Man Longs For. To find out more about Sharon’s speaking ministry, or to order Becoming the Woman of His Dreams, visit www.sharonjaynes.com.