I just made what is by far the longest post yet. Titled ‘A biblical defense of ANRs‘, it is what I intend to be a comprehensive list of reasons that justify ANRs, from all I’ve gathered over the years. As expected, it’s heavy on Scripture references, but it also contains a significant amount of opinion, which I hope I was able to tie together biblically.
Since it’s quite long, I thought to reproduce the most important part of that post here, as it’s one of the central arguments of this blog:
Some compelling biblical evidence for Adult Nursing Relationships is found in Proverbs 5:19, which in the original Hebrew reads “Let her breasts satiate you at all times.” According to Strong’s Hebrew, the word translated ‘satisfy’ in v. 19 of many English versions is yə-raw-wu-ḵā, whose root is ravah, Strong’s number 7301, which according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and other concordances, means to bathe, make drunk, take the fill, satiate, abundantly satisfy, soak, water abundantly, slake the thirst (occasionally of other appetites), drench, drink, drink its fill and fill.
Don’t just skip to the next paragraph. Actually click on the three links above, especially the third one, and read the evidence for yourself.
Just like the mistranslation of the word doulos might be a reason some people now think Jesus is their “homeboy”, one mistranslated Old Testament word has undermined the marriage relationship through the centuries.
To prevent heresy, it is of utmost importance that the Bible be read in context, so if we look at the fifth chapter of the Book of Proverbs in its entirety, with words and phrases like fountains, wells, springs, streams of water and drinking from one’s own cisterns, we observe that it speaks volumes of the fact that God has ordained wives to be wellsprings of refreshment to their husbands. Verses 18-20 read
18 “Let your fountain be blessed,
and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts satiate you at all times;
be led astray always in her love.
20 Why should you be led astray, my son, with a forbidden woman
and embrace the bosom of a foreign woman?”
The biblical evidence for Adult Nursing Relationships doesn’t get any clearer than this.
I think the preceding verses constitute sufficient evidence in any case for ANRs, but there’s even more biblical and extra-biblical evidence that strongly suggests…
The biblically knowledgeable woman from ANR Space who I mentioned in the original post also presented very similar evidence centered around Proverbs 5:19. I love what she said afterwards: “don’t believe me, believe your Bible.”
Ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to bow out for the night. Have a wonderful weekend.
July 2016 update:
Published another ANR defense article titled ‘Am I twisting Scripture to justify my kinky fetish?‘ In it, I’ve expanded on some things stated above, and gone deeper into Song 8:2-3. These two verses state:
I would give you some spiced wine to drink, some juice squeezed from my pomegranates. 3 His left hand is under my head. His right hand caresses me.