What was it Chris Rock said? “Women are like the police: they could have all the evidence in the world, but they want the confession.”

“What’s this?” my wife asked holding out a crumpled piece of paper with a phone number in her hand.

“It’s not what you think,” I said while backing up.

“Oh, it’s looks like it’s exactly what I think it is. I know you did it, just admit it.”

“Honey, I swear …”

“I know you did it, just admit it. You’ve been sneaking behind my back involved in other ministries, haven’t you?”

“Yes.” I couldn’t look her in the eye any more.

“Was it better than ours? Did it give you a greater sense of mission or purpose?”

“No. It was a fleeting thing.”

“How long has it been going on?”

“Only a few Sunday nights.”

“Were there any others?”

“They didn’t mean anything to me, honey. It was only a spiritual thing. A few folks in need.”

“If we’re going to have an open relationship, you need to be honest. These things can only work if we abide by the rules we’ve set out. No more sneaking around.”


Good thing she hadn’t been checking my cell phone records …

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