Pat Robertson: Divorce Okay if Wife Withholds Sex, She Was Probably Molested as a Child
Pat Robertson told a 700 Club viewer that he has “grounds for divorce” after he complained that his wife was not having sex with him regularly enough. Robertson then asserted that the man’s wife “was molested as a child” and is in need of psychological counseling.
Viewer Jason wrote in “I have been married for a few years now and have only been intimate with my wife a handful of times. Lately she has no interest in the bedroom even though she flirts with me all the time. I believe the Bible says withholding sex is wrong. Correct me if I’m wrong.”
Robertson replied “I don’t know what’s wrong with you wife. Whether she’s got some psychological problem, whether she was molested as a child. You can go into all that stuff and you really need a professional to deal with her because it is a problem. If she really wants intimacy cause she’s flirting with you, she wants to be attractive and wants you to take advantage – attention, pay attention to her, but at the same time, she doesn’t want to come together and consummate the marriage. That’s grounds for divorce. You don’t want to divorce her but you can. I would think what she needs seriously is to face whatever problem it is that took place in her childhood that has caused her this problem and get it taken care of.”
So, you know, if you have trouble in the bedroom, you have two options: divorce the prude or get her a shrink, because, what else are you going to do? Communicate with her instead of a TV preacher?