Hariette Petersen (known to blogland as SelahV) has a wonderful blog series ongoing about the problem of sexual sin in the ministry (see here for a starting place). While she was doing the research for her Warnings and Safeguards lists, she contacted me (among other people) for insights and comments. I listed for her a few safeguards that Tracy and I have incorporated into our ministry marriage.
But I failed to list one very important safeguard. This is something very effective at keeping me on the straight and narrow:
The guy in the blue button-down shirt and the cowboy boots is my father-in-law. I don't break his daughter's heart for many reasons: One of them is my suspicion that he would do more than put me into a vending machine.