Female roles in dating
The issue being discussed is how a husband can confront a wife who chronically or willfully denies his sexual rights in marriage without just cause (be it legitimate health or mental conditions).He has the right, both under Biblical law, as well as under American law, to reason with his with his wife and try to convince her to willingly(even if grudgingly) yield herself to him, and thereby fulfilling one her most important duties in Christian marriage.”“Biblically speaking, there is no such thing as “marital rape” – HOWEVER, there is such a thing as physical abuse.A man “going in unto a woman” does not denote whether it was forced or not.However there is a key phrase at the end of this passage that DOES indicate forced sex: “”. Men “knew” their wives, they “lay” with their wives and as we can see here they “went in unto” their wives.Now a lot of Christians at this point are shutting me down.But I want to encourage you and challenge the view you have been raised with in our culture with what God’s Word actually says on this very controversial subject.In their article entitled “What does the Bible say about spousal/marital rape? In spousal rape, sex is forced on one spouse by the other.
Because of what God revealed to me through his Word in that study as of today I am officially changing my position on the issue of forced sex within marriage.
While the Bible does not speak specifically to this case of a man forcing himself on his wife, I believe it is a case of physical abuse. In the same way that when someone is wrongfully killed it might be first degree murder, second degree murder or man slaughter what we call “physical abuse” and what we call “rape” is dependent on the relationship between the man and woman in question. But what we call it, and how it is punished or dealt with is very different depending on the circumstances.” The emergence of the Me Too movement lead me to restudy and reconsider my understanding of what the Bible says about sexual consent.
I have been pouring over the Scriptures for the last couple of months really asking God to reveal to me any presuppositions or cultural biases I might have on this subject and I have written many articles related to sexual conduct from a Biblical perspective recently.
and I want to quickly address the terminology I am using here.
I am using the phrase “forced sex” and is using “marital rape” or just “rape”.
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I am going to speak more to the term “rape” later on in this article.