[ Principles of Marriage ] Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:1-3
A recent headline reads Controversial study claims monogamy may NOT be the best approach for human relationships and is based on ‘flawed science.’
I’ve mentioned the importance of language in previous articles about euthanasia and abortion. People who support legalized murder cover that stance with softer-sounding words like “Women’s Health Care,” “Medical Procedure,” or “Death with Dignity” to name a few. Most recently was Told You So. A woman who was suffering from dementia was killed by the attending physician while the family held her down for the shot!
Behavioural scientists at the University of Michigan now make the claim that “…monogamy may NOT be the best approach for human relationships and is based on ‘flawed science’.”
They conducted a study of 617 people in “consensual non-monogamous” relationships,
and discovered that measurements of trust, jealousy, passion, and overall satisfaction indicated no difference in that lifestyle as opposed to monogamous relationships.
When they both reviewed past research and ran their own current interviews, they concluded that earlier studies were flawed due to language. They say that earlier researchers skewed the study with loaded language: cheating, betrayal, infidelity, and the like.
“Sweetheart! I apologize for being so upset with you! Here I thought you were just f***ing my best friend, betraying the trust of our marriage. Now I understand it wasn’t that at all. John was just helping you to unilaterally experiment with a polyamorous lifestyle. Can you ever forgive me?”
Those Michigan researchers were absolutely right; language can affect perceptions! And when one spouse cheats on the other, we call it that because that’s largely how people feel! CHEATED!!
When you call it what it is, people can give an honest response. When you slather someone with syllables, they can’t see the question for the bubbles and will agree to the most ridiculous things.
I saw a video of someone testing for stupidity among the general population by trying to get signatures to ban dihydrogen mondioxide, because “It’s in all of our lakes, rivers, and reservoirs all over the country. Did you know XX number of people died last year from ingesting too much of it??”
One idiot after another signed. Why? They had no clue that dihydrogen mondioxide is H2o; water. Not knowing, they were too stupid to ask. And of course water is lethal if you ingest too much. We usually call it “drowning.”
That’s the game these researchers were playing. They were skewing the surveys themselves by hiding behind technical language, and accusing others of clouding the issue with clear language. They needed to remove the natural sense of guilt that people feel when they sin in order to promote their secular agenda, namely the erosion and eventual destruction of the family.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20
We don’t need a survey from any university to tell us how relationships do and don’t work. We have God’s Word. God describes how a family operates and the roles that each member fills. It is a social structure He created, and it has worked admirably since Creation!
The only time it doesn’t work is when someone ”…unilaterally experiments with a
polyamorous lifestyle.” Murder, duals, divorce…all sorts of violence rises from the tinder of cheating/adultery/infidelity.
Science, which is testing and observing, proves that God’s way is the right way! Observation of history, current affairs, and the divorce courts show us how costly it is to live otherwise. Rome was a cesspool of debauchery when it fell, because God’s social system had been abandoned.
Don’t you believe it whenever you hear someone says their study proves that anything is right when God says it’s wrong! You’ll see a healthy slathering of syllables in there to cloud the issue!