The coronavirus pandemic is, of course, all over the news and the Internet. At TMB, our primary focus is the disseminating of information regarding marriage and sexuality. At times, we allow “off topic” things to be discussed, but we try never to veer too far away from our mission statement.
The coronavirus emergency has affected us all in one way or another, and will likely continue to do so. However, TMB should not become a place where discussions about conspiracy theories or virus origins or countries are handling the outbreak take place. We want to stay as much “on point” with our mission as possible, and threads about the coronavirus will only serve to inflame feelings on all sides and detract from that mission.
Therefore, as the Board Czar, I am asking all of us to not post articles or links or start any thread related to the coronavirus. An exception to that would be a prayer thread or if you or your spouse or a family member are being directly impacted by it and wish to have a place of support and encouragement.
If you wish to debate the coronavirus in other ways, please do so at some other place on the Internet. It shouldn’t be too hard to find such sites these days!
To everyone, we at TMB are praying for you and hope that you are handling whatever restrictive measures you are under right now with grace and patience, and that you are being Christ to a watching world. Take care of and love your spouse (and make sure to keep having sex when you can!!), and act with generosity and compassion to all those in your circle who need your help. Let’s be people who spread the good news of Jesus by our words and especially actions in these days!
And remember this: When the world is at its worst, Christians should be at their best!
Dale – TMB Board Czar
Duchess, your post is fine. I’m more concerned about keeping out debates like how the virus originated and what our leaders are doing about it and stuff like that. Encouraging blood donation is never a problem, and the comment about rewarding yourself with “good-deed sex” is especially appropriate! LOL
I love having a politics-free zone. I need that.
I will say, though… We initially thought when we were both pulled from work a week ago that it was going to be a sexual free for all. However, I came down with symptoms (just a cold, which I’m over) , and then he came down with symptoms (the same cold, he’s on the mend). Normally, we’re terrible about still having sex while sick. It’s a bit of a joke between us, actually. We’ve had sex twice in our marriage where each of us has had an illness worsen to the point of needing an ER visit.
But we’re more cautious now. It’s definitely affecting us. Nothing we can’t handle, though. It beats landing in the ER for a chest x-ray for something that was preventable, especially right now.