Keeping the Marriage Bed Pure

Q. We have been in a discussion on “sodomy” in our Christian forum. Hebrews 13:4 warns us to keep the marriage bed pure.   Does this mean a married couple can’t practice “sodomy” or any other so-called  unnatural sexual acts?

Q. The Bible doesn’t contain a list of approved sexual acts for married couples. The admonition to keep the marriage bed pure relates to husbands and wives keeping themselves exclusively for each other. I’ve come to the view that what ever a married couple freely agrees to in the privacy of their own bedroom is OK as long as the highest standards of mutual love and respect are maintained. Neither party should ever feel pressured into performing an act they feel is inconsistent with that goal. But anything they both believe will help express their love for each other is permissible.

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