“For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.”Corinthians 7:4
Of all the vaccine divisions currently plaguing the church, by far the worst are those between husband and wife.
I ask you to consider this query that I received from the wife of a pastor:
“As I shared with you earlier my husband is a Pastor. He came home last night and told me he wants to get the Covid vaccine, which I consider dangerous. He’s been heavily influenced by mainstream media and “Christians” who are not questioning the narrative, this last year. My world shattered. I don’t even know where to begin because he won’t watch anything I share and he dismisses most of what I say. All I can do is pray. Any wisdom for me? “
This is a scenario we are beginning to see play out over and over. Loving couples, who love Christ, being pulled away from one another. The tearing apart of one flesh.
For those in this situation, I offer this input.
You are one flesh, and you should be united in Christ, at the foot of his cross, in all your decision making. This decision does not impact one of you, it impacts you both, emotionally, spiritually, and literally biologically.
If one of you gets Covid, you are both exposed. If one of you are vaccinated, specifically husbands, it is unclear how that impacts spouses with whom they are in intimate contact.
The possibilities of unanticipated outcomes via intimate contact were actually anticipated by Pfizer. While we have little to no information about what those impacts may be, we know that at least one Covid vaccine maker considers them.
In their clinical trials, Pfizer included questions on outcomes in pregnant and breastfeeding women who had NOT received the vaccine, but had been exposed to those who had. This query about outcomes of “environmental” exposure to their product shows that Pfizer at least suspected that transmission via “inhalation” or “skin contact” was possible, as were adverse outcomes to the unvaccinated in contact with the vaccinated.
From Page 67 of Pfizer’s document on their vaccine trials:
“220.127.116.11.Exposure During Pregnancy
An EDP occurs if: …
• A female is found to be pregnant while being exposed or having been exposed to study intervention due to environmental exposure. Below are examples of environmental exposure during pregnancy:
• A female family member or healthcare provider reports that she is pregnant after having been exposed to the study intervention by inhalation or skin contact.
• A male family member or healthcare provider who has been exposed to the study intervention by inhalation or skin contact then exposes his female partner prior to or around the time of conception.”
Study investigators are then instructed to follow and report on the pregnancy until its termination, and report serious adverse events.
“Abnormal pregnancy outcomes are considered SAEs. If the outcome of the pregnancy meets the criteria for an SAE (ie, ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, intrauterine fetal demise, neonatal death, or congenital anomaly), the investigator should follow the procedures for reporting SAEs. Additional information about pregnancy outcomes that are reported to Pfizer Safety as SAEs follows:
•Spontaneous abortion including miscarriage and missed abortion;
•Neonatal deaths that occur within 1 month of birth should be reported, without regard to causality, as SAEs. In addition, infant deaths after 1 month should be reported as SAEs when the investigator assesses the infant death as related or possibly related to exposure to the study intervention.“
Similar instructions are given on tracking on breast feeding women.
“18.104.22.168.Exposure During Breastfeeding
An exposure during breastfeeding occurs if: …
•A female is found to be breastfeeding while being exposed or having been exposed to study intervention (ie, environmental exposure). An example of environmental exposure during breastfeeding is a female family member or healthcare provider who reports that she is breastfeeding after having been exposed to the study intervention by inhalation or skin contact.”
Pfizer believed that male to female transmission of vaccine components was possible, and that impacts on the children those women were carrying were possible. In this even Pfizer recognizes that man and wife are “one flesh.”
As a wife, I immediately thought, “If my husband changes his mind and wants this vaccine, what will it do to me?” “I cannot turn him away, nor do I want to, so what will this do to me?”
God has told us that we are to offer ourselves to our spouses, and that we have a say in the use of one another’s bodies.
“The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 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 7:3–5
I have actually, for the first time in my marriage of 25 years, exercised this right over my husband’s body, and forbid him from receiving the vaccine. We have a vaccine injured son, we have been on the same page on vaccines since his injury, and he has anaphylactic reactions, so it was not a consideration that he was making, but I have preemptively declared it out of bounds for us in case he ever felt pressured in anyway by outside forces.
My encouragement to this pastor’s wife was the following, sit down together, in prayerful, mutual submission, with your Bibles on the table, and go through these three articles:
Christianity, Abortion, and the Covid Vaccine: “Take no part in
the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them”
It is also my encouragement to any married couple in the same position.
If we do not strive to be unified in Christ in our vaccine decisions within marriages, then what hope does the Church have to survive this present darkness?