I want to remind you again the purpose for writing this book was to help liberate women around the world. To lay a foundation of our spirituality. Our sexuality. To create a book especially for women.
Outside of the fact that it was a world system made by men to suit men, it was considered lawful for a man to sleep with a prostitute, even in the Jewish custom. For her sexuality was her own. In the same way, a married man could sleep with any woman whose sexuality was her own.
For a married woman to be allowed to sleep with another man, should she get pregnant, it would cause chaos in the family business, because no one would know which clan to which the child belonged. For this main reason, her sexuality belonged to her husband.
Once we understand this, we begin to comprehend a bit more the culture in the Old Testament. Let us take a look into the beginning of it all and see if we can unpack why it may be that God set up the system He did. It would be wise for you to have your Bible handy as you read this book, because I will refer to scripture verses frequently to base my conclusions. Give Genesis a read from chapter 1 through to where Adam and Eve are banned from the garden, then read I Corinthians 11:9 (all quotes in this book are from the New American Standard Bible), “for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.”