by Doug Wilson of Blog and Mablog – The Natural Use of the Woman
Editor’s note: I am not sure which of the many supposedly fictitious letter writing series that Wilson is engaged in he wrote this for. But it’s all bad, all ordering women to make with the sex all the time or be considered sinning. It’s about on par with Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll calling women ‘Penis Homes’. Bet you didn’t know that Patheos has given Mark Driscoll his own blog?
But lovemaking as companionship is part of the creation design. It should never be excluded, particularly as a couple are growing older together. Why would it be? If I get to it in another letter maybe I can share with you how we are indebted to the Puritans for our robust understanding of companionate marriage.
And if a man notices that the women at work are getting way prettier than they ought to be, there is absolutely no problem with him turning to his wife. He ought to turn to her — that’s what faithfulness (in this fallen world) does.
If his wife complains that she is feeling used, there are two ways to take this. In one of them, she has a point, and in the other one she does not. If a man is neglecting his covenanted duties to his wife and family, is refusing to be a protector and provider, is no companion at all, and so forth, but turns to his wife as his sexual outlet, then the feminists would be right in their description of this marriage at least. The wife is a de facto concubine; the arrangement is just glorified prostitution.
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