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Woman Blames Background Check Site For Uncovering Her Infidelity

Responsibility Adultery Excuses

Source: WOMAN SUES BACKGROUND CHECK SITE AFTER HUSBAND USES SITE TO CATCH HER CHEATING, by Alex Cooper, Aug 30, 2016

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-02-16

Scripture: Proverbs 6:32

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Conservative Daily Post reports:

Mary from Dallas Texas filed a lawsuit against background check site Persopo.com on June 16, 2016 in state court.  In her lawsuit she alleges Persopo.com provided “confidential” information about her to her at the time husband.  Her husband divorced her based off this information and she wants Persopo.com to pay.

No where in the lawsuit does it dispute if the information is accurate or not.  Nor that she was having an affair on her husband with multiple men.

Conservative Daily Post spoke to Mary’s ex-husband Frank to figure out more about this strange situation.  Frank had suspected his wife of cheating for a long time.  She would constantly be gone for hours without answering her phone and never seemed to have an honest answer why she was gone.

...Frank had finally had enough and decided to start doing some research online. He found Persopo.com a background check site that can give you all sorts of information about someone.  To use Persopo.com all you need to do is type in a name and state and the system goes to work.  Pulling together every possible piece of information on them.

Persopo.com not only pulls from public records but many different social and dating websites around the internet.  It can give you a full picture of someone’s online activity almost instantly.  This is how Frank caught his wife Marry.

... “When I searched her name it came right up, she had accounts matching her name and email on cheatingwives.com, match.com and many others.” Frank said. “I just couldn’t believe this was the woman that I married.”

APPLICATION

Getting caught isn’t what ruins a person’s life, immorality is what ruins a person’s life.

"But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself" (Proverbs 6:32). 

Just Shy of Genuine Repentance

Repentance Excuses Forgiveness

Source: MEN AND WOMEN by Dr. Larry Crabb, p. 66

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-04-26

Author: Dr. Larry Crabb
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Regarding the confession of sin, Dr. Larry Crabb says, "Explanations are requests not for forgiveness, but for understanding."

Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He currently is scholar in residence at Colorado Christian University and serves as spiritual director for the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Crabb has authored many books, his latest being The PAPA Prayer. For additional information, visit www.newwayministries.org.

APPLICATION

He concludes:

Movement from self-centeredness toward other-centeredness happens only when we expose our excuses for selfishness and regard those excuses as entirely illegitimate.

"Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who ... presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed" (Romans 2:1-5, ESV). 

The Other Fellow

Excuses Perspective Self-righteousness

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-11-15

Scripture: Matthew 7:3

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Below is just one of various versions of the following indictment of self-righteousness:

Have you ever noticed:

  • When the other fellow acts that way, he is ugly; when you do, you're just expressing yourself.
  • When the other fellow is set in his ways, he is obstinate; when you are, you are firm.
  • When the other fellow doesn't like your friend, he is prejudiced: when you don't like his, you are a good judge of human nature.
  • When the other fellow tries to treat someone especially well, he's "kissing up"; when you do the same you are being thoughtful.
  • When the other fellow takes time to do things well, he is a slowpoke; when you do, you are deliberate and careful.
  • When the other fellow spends a lot he is wasteful; when you do the same, you are generous.
  • When the other fellow picks flaws in things, he's critical; when you do, you are discerning.
  • When the other fellow is mild-mannered, you call him weak; when you are, you are gracious.
  • When the other fellow dresses well, he is extravagant; when you do you are tasteful.
  • When the other fellow says what he thinks, he is rude; when you do, you are frank.

APPLICATION

We would add one more question to the list:

Have you ever noticed that when the other fellow reads a list like this he sees himself in it; when you do, you see the other fellow!

"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" (Matthew 7:3, cf. Luke 6:42).

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When Did Sin Become Sickness?

Sin Justification (Self) Excuses

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-03-03

Scripture: 1 John 1:8

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Does Summer Fun Mean Skipping Church?

Church Health/Growth Excuses Fellowship

Contributed By: Phillip Howle | Date Posted: 2013-07-19

Scripture: Hebrews 3:13

Author: Phillip Howle
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Self-Willed Ignorance Is No Excuse

God's Judgment Excuses Accountability

Contributed By: Mitchell Dillon | Date Posted: 2013-07-09

Author: Mitchell Dillon
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Gosnell Abortion Associate Should Have Googled Procedure

Abortion Excuses Ignorance

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-04-24

Scripture: Matthew 7:23

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Excuses Guilt Repentance

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-04-22

Author: Unknown
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Michelle Obama's Single-Parent Faux Pas

Parenting Marriage Excuses

Contributed By: Barnett Gushin | Date Posted: 2013-04-11

Scripture: Genesis 2:24

Author: Barnett Gushin
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One Excuse As Good As Another

Excuses Guilt Disobedience

Contributed By: Lynn Schuyler | Date Posted: 2013-02-06

Scripture: John 9:41

Author: Zig Ziglar
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