Adultery is one of the most common and damaging causes of marriage breakdowns. The act of infidelity doesn’t just show a lack of commitment, but also a betrayal of the vows that husband and wife agree to uphold throughout their marriage. We know that adultery is a huge attack on marriage because Scripture tells us this. In the Old Testament, God deemed adultery a sin punishable by death. According to the world, infidelity isn’t a severe offense and the consequences aren’t that severe, but the truth is cheating on a spouse can ruin marriage. It can damage marital relationships, family bonds and friendships to a point beyond repair. The damaging effects of infidelity aren’t limited to the innocent parties either. Those committing adultery suffer its ramifications too. While Christians and non-Christians regard infidelity as morally wrong, it is still a common sin among married couples. Often, when people think of infidelity, they turn to acts of physical intimacy, but it goes way beyond this. The truth is no one is immune to temptation. It’s important that always stay in close relationship to God, so that He strengthens us to resist temptation. We do this by staying close to God’s Word and His Will related to marriage. Here are six important lessons about infidelity straight from the Bible.