A vicar has been betrayed after taking in a destitute alcoholic who then embarked on an affair with his wife of 29 years. Ivan Mascarenhas, 49, moved in with Matthew and Sandra Taylor in Northamptonshire, after he began drinking again and was thrown out by his wife. The vicar of St Mary's in Rushden took pity on him and gave him a spare room while he found his feet. And Rev Taylor even praised Ivan in church for battling alcoholism, not knowing that he was sleeping with his wife.You're not being a "good samaritan" by taking someone into your home. The Good Samaritan put up the waylaid man at an inn. He wasn't foolish enough to bring the man into his home.
If you want to help someone, give them money. Don't sacrifice your marriage on their behalf, no matter how bravely they are addressing their substance abuse problem or how badly they were abused by their boyfriend.