How Christian Sexual Ethics Can Mess Up A Marriage

A few weeks ago, Amanda at Friendly Atheist fisked a new book on marriage, Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Grace and Mark Driscoll. In the book an arrogant preacher and his wife detail their first unhealthy decade of marriage, spent treating each other and sex terribly, before giving marriage advice based on what they learned from the experience. Amanda does a nice job of pointing out how their problems stemmed from their evangelical Christian attitudes themselves and how they were solved without any divine intervention necessary, but with basic psychological and moral tools available to everyone, and by overcoming prevalent fundamentalist attitudes towards sex and love. Read the article.

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