Apparently Tiger Woods has finally admitted to transgressions after a new woman has come forward with information that she had an affair with the married golfer. I think Tiger is now making the right decision to come clean—not just for the public’s sake and his image but for his spiritual future and welfare.
Tiger seems to be willing to employ sincere introspection and make some changes. I applaud this. I also hope he turns to God for guidance.
What strikes me first about all this is that Tiger’s wife is a stunningly beautiful woman. Apparently, a woman’s beauty has little affect on whether a man is faithful. How can this be? It doesn’t seem rational.
According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, faithfulness in men has to do with spirituality.
One of Swedenborg’s visionary insights was that women are born with the strong inclination to love one man. This is their “prince.” However, men are born with the love of the entire opposite sex. Men’s eyes wander before and after they are married. For the male sex to focus love on one woman, it requires sincere spiritual growth and a change of behavior.
In other words, what comes naturally with women has to be acquired through spiritual effort with men. That is why women are much more concerned with the inner quality of their suitors than men are. Let me make an analogy. In the same way that a male’s sperm is received into a woman’s sexual organs, a wife also psychologically takes the image and quality of her husband’s life deeply into her own. Cultivating this image in her thoughts and feelings is how a woman makes herself a wife. So when a husband cheats, the truth of his image that has been cultivated and adored deep within the very life fabric of a woman is shattered.
Men do not know about this inner union and its sacredness. Men have to learn about the spiritual significance of sexual penetration and that it is more than a penis that gets inside a women.
While my new book Proving God touches on this important topic, Emanuel Swedenborg’s wonderful work Conjugial Love offers a full account and deep spiritual insight into the way each sex approaches marital relationships and how marriage is God’s ultimate scheme for human souls to reach their true heavenly potential.
To order a copy of Conjugial Love go to http://www.swedenborg.com