According to Matthew, Jesus said, “And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
When a man crosses the line and commits adultery, his life is forever changed. Just as we have seen in Abraham and Jacob’s families, a second wife in many cases can be very selfish. But the greatest problem of all arises when the man moves in with his second wife and lives with her and her children. When this happens, the father must prove his love by making her children more important than his children. Many will go further by abandoning their children from the first family. All of these things helps to minimize the confusion that adultery creates – an adulterous family begins to look like a normal family. But the cost is great for the man and for his abandoned and separated children of his first family. Jesus repeatedly said “Do not commit adultery!” He said it because he loves our men and our fathers. How many will heed his warning?