Ep. 11 – Is it Sinful to Refuse the Marital Debt?

Is it sinful to refuse the marital debt?

A lot of people hate the term “marital debt” because it sounds so technical and devoid of love. The marriage debt is the mutual obligation that the spouses have, within a valid marriage (natural or supernatural) to have marital relations.

However, we do indeed have a marital debt, as stated in 1 Corinthians 7:3:

Let the husband render the debt to his wife, and the wife also in like manner to the husband.

In this Episode

  • What is the marital debt and where does the term come from?
  • Why do Christian couples have a marital debt to pay?
  • Mayo Clinic reasons for decreased libido.
  • Moral theologian licit reasons for refusing the marital debt.
  • When is it a sin to refuse the marital debt?
  • What you can do when you are not in the mood?
  • What if you have a higher libido than your husband?

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