by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles.com – Why Would God Make Men With Polygynous Natures When They Cannot Act On Them? (not linking to the post – if you want to read it in its entirety it’s the first piece that currently comes up on his site)
Editor’s note: First we start with a question by one of Larry’s readers puzzling over the nature of men. Her question is in red text.
“I’ve been thinking about this, and I have to wonder if God ever really intended for polygyny to be widespread or many men to have strongly polygynous designs. If He did, then one has to ask why he didn’t design us so that women conceive girls at least twice as often as boys. It seems unfair to make most men desire multiple wives and then not create enough women who could marry them.” – This was a question asked by Alex who is a Christian wife and one of my regular commenters on this blog.
This really is a great question and it is one that often stumps those who embrace the fact the God does allow polygamy in the Bible and that men naturally have polygynous natures.
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