I read an article by Valerie Tarico called “Captive virgins, polygamy and sex slaves. What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible“. In her article, Ms. Tarico stated she used to be a Bible believer, but apparently is not one now. Most of her writings appear to be anti-Christian. In this article, she took an overview look of stories and events in the Bible, without applying what the Scripture says about Christian marriage.
If the reader is unfamiliar with me, I have been married for forty-one years. I have been a Christian for thirty-seven years. I have spent my life watching my parents struggle in their marriage, and have sought others who seemed to have a solid marriage. For over fifty years, I have watched my father’s brother and his wife, Uncle Loy and Aunt Lois, live a God-centered life and have a model marriage. They have been married for nearly 70 years. Their marriage is decisively different from Ms. Tarico’s observations. Continue reading