I agree that women have the responsibility to see to the needs of their husbands as the Bible has explained them. I do take issue with husbands whacking their wives with that scripture without also taking the responsibility to, as Paul put it, ‘love their wives as Christ loved the church’. Christ loved us so much that He died for us, husbands have that example to follow.
Each one of us is only responsible for our own actions. I only answer to Christ and my husband for my treatment of my husband, not his of me. To blame someone else for my actions is childish, it doesn’t matter what the provocation is. We are not told that adultery is ok if your wife isn’t, as you say, “putting out”. We are told it is wrong, it is our fallen nature that wants to put conditions on the command to not commit adultery.
I didn’t say I agree with adultery, I was playing the devil’s advocate, then mentioned why the bible says what it says. It’s a tall order to love your wife as Christ himself loves the church, but that’s what the men are commanded to do.
At the end of the day if we all followed God’s word, our world would be a much better place.
The withholding of sex within marriage is considered to be an abandonment of the marriage.
Even so, if the wife, or husband, is withholding sex, divorce is a Biblical option. It is a willful breaking of themarriage covenant.
Sex outside of marriage is never an option.
” I do take issue with husbands whacking their wives with that scripture without also taking the responsibility to, as Paul put it, love their wives as Christ loved the church.”
Not to mention “being on blame” being the other side of the coin of the tiebreaker.