What does 1 Corinthians 7:5 mean when it says couples should not deprive each other, except for a specific time of prayer?

Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 Corinthians 7:5

NKJV - 5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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Mini Chuck St Onge

I think this is valid as a rationale for not depriving your spouse. It is not a license for the deprived spouse to wander outside the marriage.

March 20 2017 Report

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