“Reasons Why I Cheat” by Randy Travis
— Friday, September 21st, 2012 —
Last week a listener to the Cross & the Jukebox, a counselor, sent along a recommendation I found fascinating. He works often with men who have broken up their families through adulterous affairs; as do I.
This counselor recommended Randy Travis’ song, “The Reasons I Cheat,” from his Storms of Life album. The listener said that Travis’ lyrics are dead-on in terms of what he hears from the men whose lives he is trying to rescue. I agree.
This song doesn’t tell the whole story, of course, about what is going on in the pull to adultery. But it speaks with an honesty we rarely hear.
This week, let’s listen to Randy Travis sing about the trap of adultery. And as we do so, let’s reflect on what it means to take heed unless we fall.