A website that promotes extra-marital dating is currently gathering members (over 21 million) and is soon finding its way into Singapore. “Life is short. Have an affair.” is the slogan now advertised by this online dating website and social networking service marketed to people who are already in a relationship.
Putting aside religious factor that all fornication or adultery is a strict NO. But why would anyone encourage others to have an affair which is essentially a marriage breaker and family destroyer?
Posting on his Facebook, Minister for Social and Family Development (MSF) Mr Chan expressed his views that he does not welcome Ashley Madison website into Singapore.
There is also a Facebook page created that has so far garnered close to 13,000 likes.
On the blog page of the website, there is even a link to allow members to search for ‘married people’ in their area. How sick is this? Already the moral standards nowadays have been lowered, no longer like the era of our parents or grandparents, where family values like respect, love, honour, faithful, etc are being held in high esteem, but now the allowing of such website to surface (and mind you it has been around since 2001), is really a huge blow yet to the value of families all around the world.
I am not sure what can the government do about this. Can we prevent such harmful sites to be here? Or maybe it’s time we beef up the knowledge of the importance of family values in Singapore? Putting emphasis on family time is becoming more and more crucial for the ever-growing ‘busy parents’ now.
At the end of the day, much can be said and done, but if married individuals are not taking the responsibility to take care of their emotional needs, and build a strong married life with their spouse, then we don’t even need such a ridiculous website to destroy our families.