The Bible - Literal or Not
Let us all remember, that the bible, is not to be taken literally.
The bible also says, "spare the rod spoil the child" We all know that today, this doesn't mean beat your child with a rod. It simply means don't forgoe discipline and spoil your children. We make acceptions, and allowances for differences, in this day and age.
the bible also says, that for a man to lay with another man, is an abomination... thereby making homosexuality a sin. Do we as a society truly believe, or adhere to this? I don't, and most people nowadays accept this notion. I don't think gay people, are an abomination, or being sinful.
let us remember that the verse in the bible, is to be taken, not literally, and not practiced literally, but is meant to be a guide, a handbook so to speak, about how to live our lives. And even though we should heed carefully what the bible says if we are Christians, and do our best to live up to that, it doesn't mean that it is practical, or sometimes possible, to live by the word in the most literal sense. what the verse from Corinthians about man, wife, sex, and adultry really is saying, is that, the husband and wife should come together, in a mutually pleasing way, and mutually pleasing time. It is misleading to some, in that it's interpreted as meaning, one spouse should just give it up, or give in, every single time the other wants it. This is not reality, practical, or what the verse truly means. One must look deeper.
just my two cents...