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        1Corinthians 7:5
I am new to this forum. If I am asking something that is not allowed here, let me know. You can delete my post, if it is a problem.

My life is in kind of a mess, right now. My husband and I have separated. Some of our problems involve sex.
He asked me, today, to read Corinthians 7. I think that he, and I, have intrepreted this verse,and others, to mean different things.

Does anyone want to voice their opinion on this? I think I need some help here.

edited for typo 
Saturday, June 10, 2000 2:40:27 PM   faithful

changed on Saturday, June 10, 2000 2:42:55 PM

      re:1Corinthians 7:5   
I was once a very stubborn woman and felt that I had the right to chose whatever I wanted to do and my husband had to adher to that choice,since then I have been saved and now I see this scripture in a new light,now I know that we were to prayerfully consider each other in making any decision,Esp in our relationship with each other sexually or emotionally. In this particular scripture Paul is talking about sex between a husband and his wife and that we are to render or give to each other the relationship that prevents us from falling into sin. Today I am fifty one years old,divorced and sorry for the stubborness that brought me to this place.Its lonely at the top.

I am also new to this forum and very unsure what is viewed as appropriate and if any of this matieral is deemed to be so please feel free to edit whatever you need to.

Thank you very much for the chance to speak on these issues. 
Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:55:27 AM shirley
      re:1Corinthians 7:5   
I agree with the others that Paul is encouraging sexual intimacy with our spouses. If Paul can be taken literally, a husband and wife should not deny each other this unless by mutual consent for a time. He also mentions that we should do this so that Satan cannot tempt us to be drawn out of the intimacy of marriage into alternative means of intimacy. 
Tuesday, August 08, 2000 6:14:57 PM foreverfound
      re:1Corinthians 7:5   
If you read the whole chapter it appears that Paul is talking about married persons submitting to each other. We are to love our spouses as we do ourslves. We are not to require from them anything that would hurt them. But we are to expect intimacy in marrage. We are to love honor and respect each person as we expect others to do with us. 
Sunday, June 25, 2000 2:14:01 AM guest
      re:1Corinthians 7:5   
Well although I have no experience with this verse it seems that it is saying that one should not rob there spouse of intimacy unless they are sacrificing this during a time of fasting and praying. However, even then they should become involved again (it seems to be encouraging sexual relationships in marriage) in order not to be tempted by the devil... 
Sunday, June 11, 2000 3:43:32 AM joseph
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