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Prayer without a covering…


I have had something on my mind that I haven’t been able to get past for a couple of days. I am really seeking some outside input.

This is regarding the passage in the NT that discusses a woman praying and that she should not do so without a covering. My understanding is that either the woman’s father or husband are her covering. I am a single woman. So, that would kind of default to my father. But my father really isn’t in the picture in that way. So, my friend who is well-versed in the Word says, according to the word, it "dishonors her head" to pray without a covering.

So, does that really mean I’m not supposed to pray until I do have a covering?

I am on an endless journey to disspell the myths of religion that have been taught to me all my life, so I’m in a teachable state, but this is just one of those things that’s really hard to wrap my head around.

Thanks in advance for any comments.


Keywords: [tag]covering[/tag], [tag]woman[/tag], [tag]father[/tag], [tag]prayer[/tag]

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Opposite gender friendships

So some of this might be personal opinion and some of it might have Biblical basis. Anyway I will just state the following, whichever it is.

If I was married to a woman, I would be ok if she had a certain type of friendship at a very shallow level with some men, who she happens to meet occasionally by necessity, such as coworkers, in a common project or ministry, etc., but avoids meeting during unnecessary situations.

But I would feel it is an inappropriate friendship if she regularly starts going to events with a man, such as lunch, movies, etc in which I am not present.

And there are other types of friendship that I would consider appropriate or inappropriate. And it could be completely non-physical and I could still feel it is inappropriate.

Should men follow these same boundaries of friendship toward women. Or are their boundaries different because they can have more than one woman but woman can only have one man.

Would it be appropriate for instance for a man to be friends with many women he is not married to but forbid his wife from having the same kind of friendship with men?

Would it be OK for a man to want to marry a woman who has never had a boyfriend but at the same time, have multiple girlfriends because of polygyny. Or would that be a heartless and inappropriate double standard if he wants to marry a woman who has never had a boyfriend (other than possibly himself, and even then he might prefer to marry her without dating the old fashioned and debatebly purer way.) I am assuming that he does not do anything physical not even kiss or hold hands with the girlfriends. If a man wants to marry a woman who has never had a boyfriend does that mean he should never have a girlfriend (or does polygyny change that?)

If a man really likes a woman who has never had a boyfriend but she is still trying to decide if she is going to be his girlfriend or wife yet, is it OK for him to get a girlfriend without telling her but still expect her not to get a boyfriend if she i…


Keywords: [tag]woman[/tag], [tag]marry[/tag], [tag]boyfriend[/tag], [tag]girlfriend[/tag]

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My Husband Will Not Work

I had a woman forward this question to me on Facebook. I would like to hear your advice and responses:

I know what the Bible says about men who do not work-provide for their family, but not sure what scripture says about the spouse and what they are to do in that situation. My husband does not work or is willing to work. He has reversed our roles in our household, not by my choice but by his actions. What am I supposed to do? What are my options Biblically?



Keywords: [tag]work[/tag], [tag]husband[/tag], [tag]says[/tag], [tag]woman[/tag]

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Was Adam androgynous until Eve

So, I was looking at Genesis in the E-Sword bible the other day and was wondering how it was that God made Adam (man) male and female and told him (them) to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth on the 6th day of the creation week, but it would seem that some length of time passed before God got around to forming Eve. Could Adam multiply without Eve? Also note that the plural "them" is not given a strongs number and is possibly a translation addition for clarity (bias).

Gen 1:27 So GodH430 createdH1254 (H853) manH120 in his own image,H6754 in the imageH6754 of GodH430 createdH1254 he him; maleH2145 and femaleH5347 createdH1254 he them.
Gen 1:28 And GodH430 blessedH1288 them, and GodH430 saidH559 unto them, Be fruitful,H6509 and multiply,H7235 and replenishH4390 (H853) the earth,H776 (KJV w/Strongs con.)

Now in Gen 2:18 God explains that Adam needs another someone as a help meet.

Gen 2:18 And the LORDH3068 GodH430 said,H559 It is notH3808 goodH2896 that the manH120 should beH1961 alone;H905 I will makeH6213 him an helpH5828 meet for him.H5048 (KJV w/Strongs con.)

God then took flesh and bone Gen 2:23 out of Adam to form the woman (womb and man – according to Webster). Her very identity was taken out of man in the form of flesh and bone. It would seem that God took the womb and mabey even pelvic bone from Adam to form Eve, so Adam called her woman (womb-man).

WOMAN, n. plu. women. [a compound of womb and man.]… (Webster dictionary)
Gen 2:21 And the LORDH3068 GodH430 caused a deep sleepH8639 to fallH5307 uponH5921 Adam,H121 and he slept:H3462 and he tookH3947 oneH259 of his ribs,H4480 H6763 and closed upH5462 the fleshH1320 insteadH8478 thereof;
Gen 2:22 And(H853) the rib,H6763 whichH834 the LORDH3068 GodH430 had takenH3947 fromH4480 man,H120 madeH1129 he a woman,H802 and broughtH935 her untoH413 the man.H120
Gen 2:23 And AdamH121 said,H559 ThisH2063 is nowH6471 boneH6106 of my bones,H4480 H6106 and fleshH1320 of my flesh:H4480 H1320 sheH2


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Can you see more than one person when looking for a spouse?

So I think polygamy is probably okay but I’m still not quite sure.

I am not necessarily saying that dating/courting is the best way to find a wife. There are other methods like matchmaking, "mail order" bride sites, and arranged marriages.

Sometimes people think it is only okay to talk to one woman about marriage at a time?

If you consider polygamy okay, is it okay to talk to multiple women at the same time who you might consider marrying? Or would women who believe in polygamy still consider it offensive to talk to court or discuss marriage with two women at the same time. Are you expected to only pursue one woman at a time and then after getting your first wife you can pursue one more women?

For instance let’s say you are on a polygamy matrimony site and there is one woman that you are fairly certain she is the one you want to marry the most and she is interested in marrying you, is it okay to talk to the other woman on the site, or do you only talk to her, until you have married her. Then wait until you know you are ready for a second wife, and then look for the second wife.

After you get your first wife, is the process to find a second different. Like are the wive(s) usually okay with you asking another woman out who you have just met right in front of them, because they know you are looking for an extra wife. Or do they consider it flirting because I am quite sure it is still wrong to look at the potential marriage candidate with lust, until you have her as an extra wife? For instance if a woman believes in Monogamy and her husband is at a restaurant and he likes the waiter and asks her phone number the wife will get offended. But if your wife believes in polygamy would she never get offended if you did something like that unless she saw you were lusting after the woman?

Do these questions make sense or do I need to word them better?


Keywords: [tag]wife[/tag], [tag]woman[/tag], [tag]okay[/tag], [tag]polygamy[/tag]

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Fornication vs. Adultery

The statement is often made that if a woman commits adultery, according to the scriptures, this is cause for a divorce. This statement would perhaps be followed by a quotation of Mathew 5:32.

To my understanding, this is an erroneous interpretation or misunderstanding of what the scriptures actually say. I may be wrong, but I doubt it. Follow me with this reasoning. Lets carefully examine what the text states.

"But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery."

Note carefully that the operative word here is fornication. According to the scriptures, a woman that is already married cannot commit fornication, any sexual impropriety on her part would be deemed as adultery. It is only a man whether married or unmarried that can commit fornication. The only woman that can commit fornication is an unmarried one.

So what Jesus was actually saying here is that if a man marries a woman, and on her wedding night was not found to be a virgin, then the husband would have reason to divorce her because she played the harlot in her fathers house.

Adultery therefore is not a valid reason or excuse that one can use to lawfully divorce his wife according to the scriptures. We are expected to be forgiving as Jesus forgives us of our sins. In this light, the Titus teaching of a bishop or deacon who is blameless and the husband of one (his first wife) makes more sense to me. For a spiritual leader to truly reflect Christ, he must still be married to his first wife regardless of how many wives he has, he must not be a divorcée, otherwise he would be proven to be a man with an unforgiving spirit, hence he would be unfit to lead a flock.



Keywords: [tag]fornication[/tag], [tag]adultery[/tag], [tag]woman[/tag], [tag]scriptures[/tag]

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Why is it adultery for a man to divorce his wife AND marry

I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."
Mathew 19:9 NIV

1. This passage does not forbid polygamy
A man who marries another woman is NOT said to commit adultery. But a man who divorces his wife AND marries another woman is said to commit adultery.

2. If a man divorces his wife and marries another woman he has committed adultery
A man who divorces his wife and marries another woman is said to commit adultery (with the exception of marital unfaithfulness.) But he is allowed to marry more than one woman, so why is it adultery to marry an extra woman in the case of divorce?

3. It is not directly stated here to be considered adultery if he divorces his wife and does not marry another woman?
If divorce is the same as adultery than why is it not directly stated to be adultery unless the man both divorces his wife and marries another woman?


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