Thank you sir, for addressing my question. The OP posted: I appreciate your original answer, my take on life is that all people are good until shown to be otherwise, and I treat all people as I would wish to be treated. In addition, I treat marriage as a partnership and decisions are made by consensus, when consensus can't be reached, then someone must bend for the good of the relationship. My issue is with the many other scriptures, which I listed, that seem to contradict that. If, as some have speculated, the original scriptures were incorrectly translated, how do we reconcile that?