Definition 2 in the American Heritage Dictionary defines faithful as "Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship." The first command(s) of the Ten (Exodus 20:1-3) say, "And God spoke all these words, saying, 'I am [Yahweh] your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.'"

Questions come to mind:
  • In a culture that holds physical, emotional, and experiential pleasure as inalienable rights, how do we translate the marital faithfulness metaphor?
  • Is it possible that the idea is so countercultural as to be out of reach?
  • Can we cross over to the reality that we belong to God alone and he belongs to us?


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