To err is human; to forgive is divine.
Most of us grew up on that adage emphasizing the importance of mercy and compassion, and it certainly has merits. No one should hold grudges.
But what about a case like Javi Marroquin and Lauren Comeau's, in which dude erred in the worst way possible, and will almost certainly err again?
As you may recall, Teen Mom 2 star Javi banged one of his Crossfit students in the couple's Delaware home while Lauren was upstairs sleeping.
She walked in on them. Amazing.
Just days after that mess, however, Javi and Lauren were back on good terms, and now, it looks as though they're planning a wedding again.
Even more amazing. Take a look:
Water Under the Bridge
Apparently, Lauren Comeau has the patience of a saint. Either that, or she's extremely gullible.
It's only been about two months since Lauren walked in on Javi hooking up with a member of the Crossfit gym he owns.
Needless to say, the scene quickly turned ugly. Javi's sister arrived at the home hoping to remove his infant son from the home. That's when Javi called the cops to have HER removed.
A Repeated Pattern
Lauren moved out on Javi, and considering this wasn't the first time he'd been accused of cheating on her, it was widely assumed she would stay gone.
But Javi was able to convince Comeau to give him a second shot, and now, the two of them are once again cohabiting ... and planning a wedding.
The couple took their son out trick-or-treating on Halloween, along with Javi's elder son from his relationship with Kail Lowry. This pic is the first we've seen of them together since their reconciliation.
“Happy Halloween! Hope everyone had a safe night out! thanks @tipsyelves for the costumes,” Comeau captioned the image.
The consensus among fans is that Lauren is something of a schmuck for forgiving Javi so quickly. But the pic attracted a surprising number of positive comments.
At Least Someone's Happy
“This warms my heart,” wrote one follower, clearly overjoyed by the sight of Javi and Lauren back together.
What the Future Holds
At this point, it's unclear if Javi and Lauren are once again engaged, but based on their smiles in that pic, we're guessing the wedding is back on.
An Open Book
As far as anyone can tell, Javi was able to win Lauren back by posting an open letter on his Instagram page in which he begged for her forgiveness.
A Vague Apology
"Lauren, I'm sorry for my mistakes, I'm sorry I broke your heart, I'm sorry I disrespected you. I'm sorry I took you for granted. I could say sorry for a million other things but I'm sorry will never be enough," Marroquin wrote.
Everything In His Power
"I hurt the one person that I love the most. I will do everything in my power to become a better man and hopefully one day you can forgive me. I'll do anything to have you home," he continued.
Turning his attention to his two sons, Javi wrote, "To my boys, my big dawg and my handsome man, I failed you as a father and failed at my attempt to show you both what it is to be a man."
"I promise you both my actions will not reflect on how you will treat women, let alone the one you love. I vow, from this day forward, I will be the example," Marroquin went on.
Easier Said ...
"I will no longer let any of my loved ones down. I know, when you both are older...I will be able to tell my story and say look at me now," Javi concluded his note.
Home Sweet Home
It's hard to believe, but somehow that worked. Within days, Lauren had returned from Maine and moved back in with Javi in Delaware.
That Was Fast
Yes, Javi was caught cheating at the end of summer, and Lauren was back by his side in time to drop Lincoln off for his first day of school.
Third Time's the Charm?
This isn't the first time that Javi and Lauren have called it quits and gotten back together. Hopefully, this time, Javi will be able to keep it in his pants!
The last time Javi and Lauren split, he took full advantage of the single life, hooking up with numerous women, including his TM2 co-star, Briana DeJesus.
After a few months of playing the field, Javi got back with Lauren, and the couple made up for lost time in a big way.
Just weeks after announcing their reconciliation, Javi and Lauren revealed that they had bought a house and were expecting their first child together.
And not long after they welcomed said child -- a boy named Eli -- Javi was caught messing around with one of his clients.
And They've Already Broken Up Twice!
So when Lauren gives Javi a second chance, it's not like she's doing her best to repair a decade-old relationship. If you combine the two times they dated, these two have been together for less than two years!
Keep Your Head on a Swivel!
Obviously, she knows more about the situation than we do -- we just hope she's going into this thing with her eyes wide open!