Monday, November 4, 2013

A Marital Issue

   Some preachers claim that the forbidden fruit is symbolic.  In the absence of a priest or a judge to perform the ceremony having sexual relations before the wedding was the real reason Adam and Eve were thrown out of paradise.  

   Genesis 2:24-25 reads “That is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh.  And both of them continued to be naked, the man and his wife, and yet they did not become ashamed.”  God himself married Adam and Eve as He called her Adam’s wife.  There’s no wedding better than that which reiterates  “man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife” when the man Adam did not have a set of human parents.  

   Was procreation the only purpose of sexual relation between Adam and Eve?  In Deuteronomy 24:5 it says “When a man is newly married, he is not to be drafted into military service or any other public duty; he is to be excused from duty for one year, so that he can stay at home and make his wife happy.”  This command says that the man must give his wife a whole year of honeymoon period to make his wife happy (rejoice) which should include sexual satisfaction, a pleasure designed by God and bestowed to all humans.  

   Some would say the above is from the ‘Old’ Testament and should no longer matter.  Well, here’s from the ‘New’: “The wife does not exercise authority over her own body, but her husband does; likewise, also, the husband does not exercise authority over his own body, but his wife does.  Do not be depriving each other…” (1 Corinthians 7:4-5)  That command is clear as daylight.  There’s no misunderstanding that.

   In current situations when a husband deprives the wife of sexual satisfaction it is typically due to three reasons:

1. He is doing someone else.
2. Someone else is doing him.
3. He suggested a three way and the wife refused.


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