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.
I might be too harsh in saying this, but I believe it’s borderline sinful to deprive your spouse of sex! The only time abstinence within in marriage is suggested is with the consent of both partners and for a limited period of time (“Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command.” 1 Corinthians 7:5-6). So in my mind you should never be in the situation this couple is in.
As an aside…I do hope this is satire. Otherwise I would be very sad for them.
That website is satirical. It’s not real. It’s like the website The Onion. Having said that, if it WERE real, your comments are spot on!
You’re right – this is a satirical article. The whole website is satire, aimed at American Christian culture, according to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lark_News. Though, reading some of those articles, one wonders……
Apparently this Larknews.com is satire… like the Onion…. so I don’t think this is real. It is designed to poke fun at Christians.