Conjugal rights (1 Cor. 7:3)

“The husband should give

To his wife

Her conjugal rights.


The wife

To her husband.”

τῇ γυναικὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ τὴν ὀφειλὴν ἀποδιδότω, ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ ἡ γυνὴ τῷ ἀνδρί.

Paul said that “the husband should give to his wife (τῇ γυναικὶ ὁ ἀνὴρ) her conjugal rights or literally fulfill their duty (ὀφειλὴν ἀποδιδότω).  Likewise (ὁμοίως), the wife to her husband (δὲ καὶ ἡ γυνὴ τῷ ἀνδρί).”  There was a Jewish customary tradition that men and women should have frequent intercourse.  This was a shared right and privilege that both the wife and husband had.  This was not a one-sided male demand.  The conjugal rights or fulfilling their duty as a married couple was a shared concept.  Do you accept the concept of shared conjugal rights?

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