why does the watchtower call them marriage mates and not spouse?

by hoser 18 Replies latest jw friends

  • hoser

    I have never read the term spouse in a watchtower. Why do they use the expression marriage mate?

  • still thinking
    still thinking

    Maybe that would elevate the wife to being more than just a shag....couldn't have women getting above themselves.

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    The plural of spouse is spice.

  • sizemik
    The plural of spouse is spice

    LOL BP . . . "three blind spice" . . . every woman's dream?

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Haven't heard of "three blind spice" but I wouldn't mind a bit of this spice:

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    Because the only reason to marry (in Borg's eyes) is because of the desire to "mate" or have sexual intercourse. Without that desire, there would be no reason to marry and all men could pioneer, go to Bethel, then Gilead, and then become Overlords, er, Traveling Overseers for the Borg. They even base this view on scripture.

  • wannabefree

    *** w09 7/1 p. 18 She Acted With Discretion ***
    Nabal could hardly have chosen a better spouse, whereas Abigail found herself married to one who could hardly have been worse.

    *** w09 8/1 p. 10 Managing Money ***
    "Money is for a protection," acknowledges the Bible. (Ecclesiastes 7:12) But money will protect your marriage and family only if you learn not just how to control it but also how to talk to your spouse about it. In fact, rather than being contentious, discussions about money matters can actually strengthen the bond between marriage mates.

    (Used 6 more times in above article.)

    *** w09 11/1 p. 10 When a Spouse Has Special Needs ***
    Keys to Family Happiness
    When a Spouse Has Special Needs

    (Appears 9 times in above article.)

  • blondie

    I don't have my WT-CD and so can't check that "spouse" is not used. Did you use the CD or are you relying on your memory of a few articles and books you might have read? The official site:



    Typically, one spouse says something that irritates the other. (WT 6-1-05)


    Let us first discuss attitude because your view of commitment and your feelings toward your spouse are of utmost importance. (1-8-2001, Awake)




  • wasblind

    Broken said: " Haven't heard of "three blind spice" but I wouldn't mind a bit of this spice: "

    Rick Fearon warned of this site being full of debauchery

  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises


    It must have been that pic of "homosecuality" that Rick posted that got me all hot and steamy

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