The Christian Man’s Trilemma
What percentage of young men today can reasonably expect to find and marry a wife who fits these criteria? Five percent? One percent? Who knows. But it’s a very small number.
Outside of this select few, the archetypal American woman is still looking for marriage. Just not until her age, BMI and partner count are all cruising up into the mid-thirties and beyond.
The most obvious response for men to this state of affairs is simple: We can eschew marriage. We can live it up in our twenties, wallowing in non-committal debauchery. Then we can live it up in our thirties with the next generation of young girls, as they come fresh off the assembly line of feminist indoctrination and barbaric pop culture. We can rinse and repeat for as many decades as we like. We can get the snip.
(Or, if we don’t feel like doing the heavy lifting of becoming a better man and learning game, we can say fuck it all and immerse ourselves in the imaginary paradise of video games and high-def porn. But if that’s your choice, this is not the blog for you.)
But this option of raw, unfiltered, hedonistic fornication is not available to Christian men. Eternal damnation and all that. So, the contemporary Christian is limited to three options:
Option #1: Celibacy
God approves of the celibate man:
“For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.”
“But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.”
But He allows that not all men can bear celibacy:
“For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”
So, for those pious men who can bear celibacy: Go ahead and bear it. Castrate yourself if necessary. I suppose chopping off your dick will suck, but what’s a dick when eternal life is at stake? Take it away Paul:
1 Corinthians 7:25-40
“25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.
39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.”
Option #2: Adultery
Marriage is the prescribed alternative for the non-eunuch. But what is marriage?
As we covered in Monday’s post, What Does The Bible Actually Say About Pre-Marital Sex, marriage in the biblical context has nothing to do with ceremonies and certificates. In Corinthians 24, Paul writes:
“There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.“
The dichotomy clearly implies that every non-virgin is a wife. So we infer: Marriage is fucking, pure and simple. You bang a virgin, she is your wife.
But what if you marry a non-virgin?
Well, here’s the thing. Under the eyes of God, you can’t marry a non-virgin. At least not while her husband lives. You can go to a so-called Church and have a fun little flower party, and you can apply for a laminated marriage certificate from your state government, but from a biblical standpoint, you are committing adultery and living in perpetual sin with your ‘wife.’
Think about that, the next time you hear a Churchian Social Conservative urging you to Man Up And Marry Those Sluts. Even if my exercises in Rationalizing Fornication don’t impress you, there’s at least one thing we can say for sure: The Bible takes adultery much more seriously than pre-marital sex. Yet, young Christian men are constantly berated for the latter, and positively encouraged to engage in the former. They are told to eschew sex with young, hot girls, and find a wife among the aging, bitter, carousel-dizzied near-spinsters who have finally decided that it’s marryin’ time.
Never mind that doing so is about as unambiguously sinful as anything in the bible:
“He that marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.”
“Whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”
“And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”
You know what, I’m just going to come out and say it. The modern Church has been so perverted by progressivism, True Christians are better off ignoring it completely. True Christians are better off leaving their churches en masse, and rebuilding them from the ground up. The Christian Church has fallen to Conquest’s Second Law. Christian readers, tell me why I’m wrong.
But I digress. We’re talking about the modern Christian man’s optimal approach to women, dating and marriage. Having ruled out Celibacy and Adultery, we’re left with…
Option #3: Something else
Modern young Christians need a new framework of sexual morality that offers them an alternative to celibacy while minimizing the damage they do to their souls. Tomorrow’s post will offer one.