Editor’s note: Not linking directly to this but it is the upper most post on Biblical Gender Roles right now. Larry spends most of the blog post speaking about how he thinks BDSM is sick and as perverted as he thinks homosexuality is. But really the decision to engage in BDSM and other sexual acts is strictly between the participants and again, it involves mutual consent. But then he starts making the case that there is no such thing as marital rape. He thinks it is just a case of physical abuse. Wonder what he’d think about it if the wife was forcing the husband to have sex?
In the first case – the husband gets no pleasure from acting against his wife’s will, in the second case the majority of the husband’s pleasure actually comes from acting against his wife’s will.
And just for all the rape accusers out there. When I say a husband “acting against his wife’s will” I am talking about her mood and desire for sex. I have said it repeatedly on this site that while I do not believe that Biblically speaking there is such a thing as “marital rape” I do believe that a husband who physically forces himself sexually on his wife is engaging in physical abuse and he is abusing the authority God have given him over his wife. When I say a husband is “acting against his wife’s will” in the first case – it is where she reluctantly or grudgingly gives CONSENT to sexual relations, but make no mistake consent is given.
And sorry rape accusers – consent does not have to be “enthusiastic consent” or its rape as you like to say. Grownups realize that whether it is comes to sex, or going to our jobs or doing many other things in life – sometimes we consent do doing things unenthusiastically because we know we should even though we don’t feel like it.
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