VI. Dealing with Marriage Life
A. Concerning the Gift Not to Marry
1 Now concerning the 1things of which you wrote: It is agood for a man not to touch a woman.
2 But because of 1afornication, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.
3 Let the ahusband render to his wife that which is due, and likewise also the wife to the husband.
4 The awife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise the husband also does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
5 Do not deprive each other, aexcept by agreement for a time that you may 1devote yourselves to prayer, and then be together again, that 2bSatan may not ctempt you because of your 3lack of dself-control.
6 But this I say by way of 1concession, not by way of 1acommand.
7 Yet I 1wish all men to be even as I am myself; but each has his own 2gift from God, one in this way, the other in that.