Quid pro quo? Televangelist Pat Robertson advises women to pay their husbands with sexual favors when the men perform household chores like doing the dishes.
On Tuesday’s edition of the 700 Club Robertson said that wives need to understand the “male psyche,” noting that doing chores is a man’s “way of saying I love you.”
Robertson was responding to a viewer who said she was bothered that her husband “has always felt the need to point out when he helps with chores around the house” by reminding her, “Remember, I did that for you.”
Here’s the deal. You’ve got to understand the male psyche. The male wants to do something for his wife. He wants to provide for his family, he wants to provide a home, he wants to provide shelter, and food. That’s what he feels his male obligation is. And when he cleans up, it’s saying, I love you.
And you’re supposed to say to him, ‘Darling, you are wonderful, and I love you too.’ Instead of that, you’re saying, ‘We’ve got a deal. We have a partnership.’
Robertson went on:
Do you want to have a loving, warm, sensuous, exciting marriage or do you want to have a partnership, a business relationship with your spouse?
With each dish he’s saying I love you, and if you understood that and you say, ‘Darling I got a treat for you … wait ’til we get behind closed doors and you’ll see the treat I have for you.
In essence, Robertson is recommending a form of prostitution based on the barter system.
How romantic is that?