Question:

Hi,

I’m wondering about how to stay healthy as a young widow? My husband passed 15 years ago prematurely, and I miss his natural intimacy.

You have said in this article that unless we are married, we have no entitlement to sexual intimacy. However, a sex-life is highly recommended by doctors for general bloom and good health. If for 40-50 years I am no longer able to have the blessing of marriage unless I marry again, then how do I retain or obtain this prime health? Is my health not a natural entitlement?

Are you sure that widows need to believe so much negativity about God's word on intimacy and having a soulmate, when He Himself said, “it is not good for man to live alone?”

Answer:

"Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; for some have already turned aside to follow Satan" (I Timothy 5:14-15).

I'm puzzled why you seem to rule out the possibility of getting married again. There is nothing preventing you from finding another husband. As it stands, you are trying to convince yourself that you are entitled to sex outside of marriage simply because your husband died 15 years ago.

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