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Withholding love or sex is psychological abuse and results from early trauma. Withholding is altogether different from not having sex or not reciprocating love. They might be traumatized. They might suffer from sexual dysfunction. They might be practicing self-care and setting appropriate boundaries for them. They might even be engaging in the political act of a sex strike in an effort to enact social change.
Can a Christian wife withhold sex as a way to change her husband’s bad behavior?
But natural and biblical thinking often conflict. Not being your own is doubly so for those married. According to God, your spouse has access rights to your physical body. Question — Do you ever withhold physical intimacy from your spouse? You may have a list of reasons a mile long and yes, there are some legitimate reasons a very few!
The problem with sexual withholding in a marriage has far less to do with actually having or not having sex and much more to do with misunderstanding. If most people have a difficult time talking about sex, they have even more difficulty talking about not having sex with the person that they allegedly love and desire…. According to Stephen Mitchell , sex is one of our most private experiences. It is one, however, we share in connection with another be it in fantasy or reality. This in turn enhances desire and connection.