Do You Want To Control Your Spouse’s Thoughts?

On his radio show today, Dennis Prager said: “The greatest Jewish philosopher and legalist, Maimonides, said that a Jew should never say, pig, eww, it’s disgusting. Rather, a Jew should say a pig sounds delicious, but God says no.

“Bacon smells good but I don’t eat it.

“I’m worried about spouses who want to control the other’s thoughts. If you wish to control your thoughts because you believe God wants you to, that I respect. But I don’t want to be married to anyone who tells me what to think. I want to be married to somebody who expects certain behavior from me, as I would of her, but I don’t tell my wife what to think and I don’t want her telling me what to think.

“I fight totalitarianism in the world and I don’t want totalitarianism in my marriage. ‘Honey, I don’t like the way you are thinking about that woman.’ Holy. I don’t want to go home.

“Do I treat you lovingly? Then let my thoughts be, honey.”

“I love liberty, love, and fidelity. They can all be balanced.”

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