Friday, July 28, 2006

Oh the webs we weave

My husband and I recently attended a seminar, which discussed marital relationships and how to enhance them – specifically in the bedroom. Well, I’m not going to go into detail about that, but I will tell you that there were a couple of comments made by the female presenter (they were a husband and wife team) that gave me pause.

Before you think I’ve run amiss; keep reading… this really does have something to do with being single and celibate.

The couple seemed to be very traditional in nature. What I mean by that is most of the references she made were as if all the women stayed at home and didn’t work and, most interestingly, was something I alluded to in an earlier post and that is that a man MUST ejaculate or they are so uncomfortable that they can’t survive!

I bring this up not to dispute my own viewpoint that masturbation or some sort of sexual release is necessary, but to once again bring to the forefront that there is no biblical basis for this. It is true – as she said that her husband taught her – that men will in fact have a wet dream after a certain number of days (she quoted 21, I think).

But this is in no way the end of the world or the death of a man if they aren’t able to “relieve” themselves. Okay, now wait one minute AGAIN before you think I’m off on a tangent: I am in no way saying that it’s okay for a married man to have to “go without” for 21 days or longer. Although I do think there are certain circumstance that may warrant it and they won’t die from it if that were to happen. Including extreme sicknesses and illnesses, the death of a spouse, incapacitation, lengthy business trips, strict bed rest… you know, things of that nature.

What I am saying is that we must stop relying on scientific evidence to make excuses for a lack of self control. We must put our faith and trust in God that He is our ultimate source, provider, healer, etc. I am a firm believer in God’s ability to heal an area that needs healing. God is able to keep a woman, who hasn’t menstruated in years, in perfect health even though there is medical basis or scientific proof – whatever you want to call it – that a woman needs to/must expel her menstrual fluid.

That may seem like an extreme example, but you get my point.

Okay, I’m finished with this subject for now. Join me next time (Tuesday, the 1st… yes, for real, on Tuesday) so we can talk about some fun stuff like practical dating tips!

I don't necessarily agree with the following quote, but it gave me a little chuckle so I decided to include it...
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. --P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) The Man Upstairs (1914)

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