Q. 1. I have just learned that my husband, after 25 years of marriage, recently cheated on me. I am hurting so much. I feel that as a Catholic, I have no other choice but to forgive him in order to save our marriage. Do you agree with me?
A. 1. My dear child, I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you are suffering. I admire your true Christian behaviour of forgiving and taking him back into your home. I am not saying that this is the solution in every situation, but that it is admirable what you have done so in this case. Many seek revenge, an eye for an eye. But you have remained faithful in spite of his infidelity.
In a Sacramental marriage, we are called to live Christ's teachings through love. You have done so and you are to be congratulated. Now we must unite in prayer so that both of you shall find the necessary strength to move ahead, for he to resist future adulteress temptations, for you to remain faithful in your forgiveness. May God bless you both.