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Do you engage in marital excess? Or do you expend your energy in things more holy and spiritual?

Ellen G. White: “They do not see that God requires them to control their married lives from any excesses. But very few feel it to be a religious duty to govern their passions. They have united themselves in marriage to the object of their choice, and therefore reason that marriage sanctifies the indulgence of the baser passions. Even men and women professing godliness give loose rein to their lustful passions, and have no thought that God holds them accountable for the expenditure of vital energy, which weakens their hold on life and enervates the entire system.”

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  1. I’m not familiar with Ellen G. White, but God designed the institution of marriage, and marriage IS holy and spiritual, and I most certainly enjoy the wife that God gave me!!
    Ellen G. White sounds to me like an uptight, jealous old maid!
    Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
    Eph 5:28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
    Here is I Corinthians 7 speaking about marriage in the TNIV Bible:
    1Co 7:3 Husbands and wives should be fair with each other about having sex.
    1Co 7:4 A wife belongs to her husband instead of to herself, and a husband belongs to his wife instead of to himself.
    1Co 7:5 So don’t refuse sex to each other, unless you agree not to have sex for a little while, in order to spend time in prayer. Then Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
    I have no idea what kind of crackpot Ellen G. White is, but God designed sex AND marriage!!

  2. you mean a christian couple having kinky sex, I dont think so, christians just dont jump in the sack, there are bans put up in the church and many more weeks of waiting before the marriage takes place and they will be counselled by the minister.

  3. Didn’t know the name, but knew it had to be a Victorian view…
    (Ellen Gould White: November 26, 1827 — July 16, 1915)
    Heaven forbid women might enjoy the physical side to marriage!
    Though she produced four children, so she at least “did her duty”.

  4. Sex within the confines of marriage is not evil. It is a gift of God. The Scriptures tell us that marriage is the only place where sex is acceptable, and that it is a remedy for immorality (I Corinthians 7:2).
    Inside marriage, what is the definition of too much sex? Each couple has a different answer and since Scripture does not really tell us what is too much, we should be careful not to make a law where God has not.
    There are three blessings to marriage: companionship, sexual happiness, and children.

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