In Matt 5:28 and D&C 63:16, we read that if we look a woman to lust after her, we have committed adultery inÂ principle, if not in deed.
Now, I get the idea that if I look at a woman to lust after a woman who isnâ€™t my wife, it could potentially lead to thoughts or attraction, which itself could lead to moreÂ seriousÂ and complex issues.
That being said, both passages do not say â€œlook on another woman to lust after herâ€. They specifically state â€œlook on a woman to lust after herâ€.
Assuming thisÂ indefiniteÂ article is used on purpose, does that mean if I lust after my wife, that I commit adultery in my heart? Is this scripture more about respecting women and relationships than it is about warning againstÂ infidelity?