Archive | April 23, 2013

Abstinence AFTER marriage?

I was reading down my facebook page, and came upon this article linked to from Shannon Ethridge’s page….

Christian Couple Maintains Abstinence …

My first thought was …. WHY???   Then I preceded to read the article, and I still thought WHY???  (Of course, I have read this article is a satire and not true, but let’s talk about it anyway)

I was really seriously confused as I read this originally as to why two professing Christians were abstaining from sex in their marriage at all…. I highly respect them for abstaining before their marriage, but after?  It makes me wonder to what extreme these two were brought up on sex.   He eats a whole raw potato when he has “bedroom thoughts.”   They can’t even come to say they sexually desire their spouse.   She sprays cool mist water on her face.    I’d rather my hubby squirt chocolate syrup, whipped topping and a cherry on  me… lol   So why?

” for us it’s about staying  faithful to the abstinence message and the holiness involved with that,” says Jon who seems unbothered. “For us, true love waits, and waits, and waits.”

They are a cute couple.   I wish the article mentioned what religion they practiced so I could try to understand this more.   These two might as well just be roommates.

If you are single or newly married, God has given you a gift.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving.   God intended for man to leave his father and mother and be united with his wife. The two are supposed to become one flesh, intimately united to one another.  (read Genesis 2:24)  God wants you to make love to your husband and enjoy each other’s bodies sexually.  It is a spiritual act of worship to God who gave you this wonderful thing called marriage.

I pray for them that this abstinence doesn’t cause them to stumble into sin and that someone who truly understands scripture can convince them that this isn’t healthy for their marriage.