Yes I have read it. I know the verse well. Last year I read this verse to my wife. She was in shock. She didn't know it was in the Bible. She said she felt pressured to have sex after I read it to her. In other words, it didn't make any difference if it's in the Bible. She just doesn't want sex.
I doubt very much my wife knows about all the verses in the Bible that talk about divorce and remarriage. She seems to have a limited knowledge of scripture. At least as far as I can tell.
And this illustrates why Catholics are required to marry within the Church or receive dispensation and why those who marry outside the Church without dispensation marry invalidly.
Had you married in the Church or applied for dispensation, the priest would have required pre-cana (marriage prep) before allowing the marriage or granting a dispensation. Part of that pre-cana would have been a few sessions with the priest and/or classes during which you both would have been instructed on marital duties and obligations as well as have an opportunity to acknowledge and work out any disagreements in terms of expectations, lifestyle, etc. Your and your wife would have been made aware that refusing your spouse sex without a good reason is sinful.
Here is a question.
If spouse A divorces spouse B because spouse B is breaking the marriage vow, does that mean spouse A can get remarried again but spouse B can't?
In other words, since my wife refuses to uphold her marriage vow towards me, that means I can get remarried but she can't because it would be adultery in her case? What would be unfortunate for her.
Not according to your Catholic faith. Either the marriage was valid at the time of the ceremony or not. If a marriage is deemed invalid it is invalid for both parties and neither is prohibited from marrying.
Annulment- not in the Bible.
Things that scriptually end a marriage in God's eyes: death, adultry.
So if your spouse commits adultry, and you do not forgive them (aka have sex with them afterward) you can divorce and remarry with a clean conscious before God. Male or female.
That's my personal understanding of it.
The Church believes that only death can dissolve a marriage. The Annulment process is merely to determine whether a marriage actually existed in the first place.
Catholics, interestingly, believe that adultery cannot
invalidate a valid marriage. However, adultery can be used as evidence one or both spouses never intended to keep the vow of fidelity. In cases of adultery and abuse or addiction, it is not immoral for a Catholic to "cease conjugal life" or to legally separate/divorce in order to assure the safety of themselves, their children, and their worldly assets such as home and retirement.
The Church teaches that sex between spouses is a renewal of the marital covenant. So, if a Catholic discovers infidelity and has sex with their spouse afterward, then they are considered to have forgiven the wayward spouse and cannot morally separate or divorce.