The wife’s material rights are not her only assurances and securities. She has other rights of a moral nature; and they are equally binding and specific. A husband is commanded by the law of God to treat his wife with equity, to respect her feelings, and to show her kindness and consideration. She is not to be shown any aversion by the husband or subjected to suspense and uncertainty. A corollary of this rule is that no man is allowed to keep his wife with intention of inflicting harm on her or hindering her freedom. If he has no love or sympathy for her, she has the right to demand freedom from marital bond, and no one may stand in her way to a new life.
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