ADULTERY is now a growing concern for the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma.
Indian Division Reverend superintendent William Lucas yesterday said relationship problems had taken its toll within the church because of the lack of communication between husbands and wives.
He said the basis and foundation of which a family should be focused on was missing because they did not uphold their marriage vows.
Marriage relationship was one of the many social issues women of the Indian Division of the Methodist Church discussed where Mr Lucas raised his concerns.
"This is the root cause of the many problems faced by families, societies and the nation," Mr Lucas said.
"This is happening in our family, society and church. Do not go to bed without solving your problem, anything can happen in the middle of the night. Try to seek forgiveness and set your priorities right," he said.
He said trust was the missing link that should be exercised in all marriages.
"Spend lots of time with your partners so that you both have a clear understanding of what is happening around you," Mr Lucas said.
He said a woman as the backbone of a family's success, and always being referred to as the "home maker", needed to maintain their values.
Women co-ordinator Aneeta Reuben said the meeting could not have come at a better time because women were faced with many problems pertaining to marriage relationships.