Keep living life in the Light God, truth and darkness evil, sin will not be able to last. Hopefully they will help you as well! In this general discussion, the apostle declares: You are not alone in your sexual struggles. Walking in the Spirit is so much more than a show. Can you masturbate without lusting? It's already established within the evangelical community that people should not engage in pre-marital sex.
A helpful gauge of whether your pursuit of comfort is drawing you closer to the Giver or not is the lens of Colossians 3: And there are practical considerations here as well. The reference in verse four to "own vessel" is to having a wife so that fornication would be avoided. Moderation in all rhings should be the guiding principle just as in our meal choices and spending habits. But this is obviously an error, and a rather daft one at that. Sex is so special, powerful, and valuable that it is properly used only within marriage. The key to this is to redeem our sexuality, not to repress it.
With reference to the July contribution, in particular, I personally agree whole-heartedly with the views expressed that God teaches there is to be no sex except in the context of a lifelong, monogamous relationship between a man and a woman! Maybe you won't agree with either, perhaps if you are a woman you'll think its irrelevant, or perhaps you'll just reason that the writers have forgotten what it is like to be a young single Christian. I remember reading through the book of Genesis and being surprised by the problems many of God's people experienced. And a single Christian woman, having no God-given partner with whom she can consummate sexual desire, simply has no legitimate reason for pursuing sexual fantasy at all. We have a staff of trained Christian therapists here at Focus on the Family who are available to consult with you over the phone. Because they were so used to masturbation, they expected great sex and great orgasms every time. There would be a moment of embarrassing silence, then the topic would change.
They will insist that they do not succumb to thinking inappropriate thoughts. Subscribe Already a subscriber? Now, this is the best-case scenario we tend to believe about masturbation, though many times the habit becomes compulsive and tied up into the exploitative porn industry—which are compounding issues on their own. The Bible says absolutely nothing about it. Sin isolates; confession reconciles. Sex is intended to be a means of mutual fulfillment, an expression of love in which a husband thinks foremost of his wife and the wife thinks foremost of her husband.