The One Relationship Behavior That Almost Guarantees Infidelity

Kelsey Clark
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The list of reasons people cheat in relationships is seemingly endless. But as author and preacher DeVon Franklin pointed out in a recent conversation with Oprah, one bad habit is more glaringly obvious than the others: cheating before marriage.

"As men, we're raised in a culture where that type of behavior is almost encouraged and rewarded," DeVon told Oprah on a recent segment of SuperSoul Sunday discussing sex and relationships. "Sometimes, we find validation as men in that type of behavior, but it's the same behavior that suffocates and kill us. If I had no discipline in sex before marriage, I will have no discipline in sex after marriage."

Devon lends legitimacy to the once a cheater, always a cheater adage, reasoning that marriage isn't some sort of "magic spell" in which all bad habits go out the window after saying "I do." "No. What you have practiced, what habits you have, they're still there," he concludes.

Do you agree with the once a cheater, always a cheater sentiment? Share your opinion below and pick up DeVon's new book, The Wait, for more.

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