Men Own Wives and Wives Have Few Reasons For Divorce?

Men Own Wives and Wives Have Few Reasons For Divorce? December 23, 2017


Noticed this long treatise on what Biblical Gender Roles Larry Solomon had to say about divorce in a piece titled If We Treated Divorce Like Killing. In it Larry throws shade at Desiring God patriarch John Piper, compares murder to divorce, makes some morally squishy statements about paying bride price before claiming men literally own women and that the reasons a woman can officially file for divorce are few, while the man is allowed a much longer list. Wonder if Larry initiated his own divorce, or if his first wife filed first.

It’s a very narrow definition worked out by a guy who is divorced. He questions even what divorce means in this piece.

First, the ownership claims from Larry’s personal interpretation of the Old Testament KJV.


Owner? Oh *expletive deleted* no, no, no, no!!!!

How can marriage be the partnership described in different parts of the Bible if one person owns the other. Not to mention that the USA long ago outlawed ownership of humans back in the 1800s, the very thing that led to the Civil War of the 1860s. Nope. Neither legal or moral. Wives are not slaves and never will be.

Larry5So Larry also thinks these are the only legitimate reasons that a woman leave, not domestic violence, but denial of basic physical needs.

Larry6and this….

Larry7 Finally! The only sensible statement on all of Larry’s website. Too bad he’s only saying this to ‘great physical bodily harm’ instead of escalating violence, economic abuse, marital rape and emotional/verbal abuse. Abuse is abuse and no one should feel obligated to stay in a marriage where you are your spouse’s personal punching bag, literal or metaphorically.

So what reasons may a man divorce his wife and the wife divorce her husband?


Notice how all of Larry’s reasons for men to divorce boil down to one thing, the most important thing in his world – sex.

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