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Nowadays, there’s much talk of side-chickery. It seems that less and less people are faithful, and suspicion is at an all-time high. Why?
Well, there are three main reasons:
1) A lack of integrity
2) Less value placed on relationships
3) Greater accessibility to others who also lack integrity and devalue relationships
It used to be said that ‘men are dogs’, but now many women are just as unscrupulous. These girls don’t want your hand in marriage, they just want one night. And depending on how that goes, two nights. So on and so forth.
I recently overheard a girl admitting to her friends, “I feel so bad, I grinded a married guy. But he was so hot!!” It reminded me of a time when I was approached by a woman who had made her intentions very clear upon introducing herself. Now, I sharply informed her-—while flashing my wedding ring—-that I was married. With the savvy of a Hollywood hotshot-attorney, she replied with the most cunning and unapologetic rebuttal.
I was stunned-- ill prepared for such a compelling response. “I’m married,” usually works. (and if my wife is reading this, IT ALWAYS WORKS!)
In hindsight, the best thing to do in that situation is to starting yelling progressively louder, “Jesus! Jesus!! JESUS!!!”
Next time, I’ll be prepared!
“Come at me, girl.” (or ‘bro’ depending on your cross to bear)
The wedding ring no longer means, “I’m off of the market.” It now means, “I’m on the black market.” (not to be confused with jungle fever, ‘black market’ means relations are possible in the shadows) Essentially, the wedding ring means, “You can call me, but not after I get home.”
The best side chicks or side guys know when to call. They don’t bust you out, embarrass you, or put you in a tight spot. They may even remind you to erase your messages! Ultimately, a side chick calls you when you’re free, when she knows you’re not with your …real love. (If you wanna call it that)
Christianity, in essence, is a faith that believes God created us to fellowship with Him. But we’re constantly distracted, constantly cheating with the lust of our flesh (sexual desires), the lust of our eyes (material desires), and pride. These three things are the root cause to all of our sinful behavior.
Christianity is a relationship. But the flesh knows when to call. It knows you’re in a ‘committed’ relationship, it doesn’t care. It’s not trying to break you up with your religion; it’s trying to get you to compromise--perpetually.
A side chick can only offer pleasure. You aren’t going to build a family with a side chick (unless of course, she gets promoted to main chick). Any children birthed as a result of side-chickery, will be bastards. Most likely you will not take responsibility, at least not publicly. You can’t. You’re with someone else.
Likewise, when sin is birthed through spiritual infidelity, we try to gloss over it. We’re in a relationship with Christ, and facing sin means we have to decide who we’re going to be with… the spirit or the flesh.
A side chick (or guy) may offer a thrill. Jesus can get boring. I mean seriously, on Friday night are you gonna get turnt up or go to Bible study? Maybe you should split the night and get turnt up before Bible study!
See what I mean.
But there’s a problem that arises when we try to break-up with the ‘side-chick’. She could be crazy. You don’t realize this until you try to leave her. If she’s happy with just a piece of you, why take that away!?!
Why? Well… to focus on the relationship that you value more.
But she followed all the good side-chick rules, why are you doing this? She refuses. No.
This side-chick doesn’t love you, she’s obsessed with you. And the only way you can break free from an obsessed side-chick--in the literal sense--is if she has someone else. But for the flesh, there is no one else.
It’s you or bust.
If you have a side chick--which I strongly, strongly discourage—don’t piss her off. She will dump out your dirt and show everyone who you really are—a man (or woman) of no integrity. Ultimately, the side-chick will make a mockery of the relationship that actually matters.
As Comfortable Christians, we’ve either glossed over sin in our lives, or have allowed the flesh to expose us for who we are—a Christian with no integrity.
Our flesh exposes to everyone how much we actually value our faith-—making a mockery of it!
So what’s the solution? Kill the side-chick! In the allegorical sense, not the actual sense. I repeat, do not kill an actual side chick! The last thing I need is to be subpoenaed to a case where a Christian murderer was inspired by my writing.
But seriously, this affair we have with our flesh will not end diplomatically. It an obsession, one that—in the end--proves itself void of real substance. And if we truly value our relationship with Christ, we must not offer any part of ourselves to the flesh-—the spiritual side chick. (Romans 6:13)
Kill the side-chick, every freaking day.
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:24-25