The Protection of Drea Kelly
Like everyone, I watched the Gayle King interview with R. Kelly. And though I too wanted to hear what he had to say about the allegations, there was something else he said that struck me. Though he admitted to some wrongdoing, but nothing criminal, he said that the allegations were a result of those relationships not working out. Immediately when he said that, I saw something that I’d never seen before, and that’s marriage protects. But allow me to explain.
The Protection of Marriage
“When you have multiple partners, you run the risk of incurring emotional damage, becoming a victim of domestic violence, contracting a sexually transmitted disease, experiencing the pain of heartbreak, or even worse - criminal charges.”
Marriage protects. And one of the reasons it does is because it protects you from the dangers that can occur from being in multiple relationships. When you have multiple partners, you run the risk of incurring emotional damage, becoming a victim of domestic violence, contracting a sexually transmitted disease, experiencing the pain of heartbreak, or even worse - criminal charges. Had he stayed married to Drea - and been faithful to HER - none of this would have happened. 1 Corinthians 7:1,2 says, ‘It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, BECAUSE OF SEXUAL IMMORALITY, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.’ Because of sexual immorality, he is in this situation. Because he didn’t stay with his OWN WIFE, he is now facing multiple criminal charges. Genesis 2:18 says, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper (helpmeet) comparable to him.’ This lets us know that it was never God’s intent for men to be sexually immoral, or to be alone, and thus may explain why men feel the need to go in and out of relationships, and/or have multiple sex partners. Now don’t get me wrong. This is in no way excusing their promiscuity. I cite this only because it provides a biblical explanation for their behavior. It was never God’s intent for men, or women, to be promiscuous or go from one relationship to the other. God created one helpmeet/helper for man.
The Protection of Drea
And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him…and the Lord God…took one of [Adam’s] ribs…and…made [it] into a woman (Adam’s wife)…’ (Genesis 2:18,22)