Always exercise due diligence before purchasing any product or service. How do you discern the truth? Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. You said it right, God can do so much more than we could ever imagine. Further to my earlier comment I am praying for blessing for anyone who has said in this thread that they have struggled with masturbation. A secure identity: I am His, loved and forgiven.
My marriage ended in divorce in January 2013. I truly believe there are so many great and amazing women out there, but sometimes certain mistakes are being made that hinders them from seeing better results in their life. It's a core part of who God created you to be. She is like a sailing ship that brings food from across the sea. Jesus says I can know whether I am loving others by whether I am loving and obeying Him. Take all the descriptions off for a sec and see what you really are.
Her husband is a well-known and respected leader in the city. She knows the pitfalls of giving in to temptation--but also the blessings of God's best found in waiting after she committed herself to Christ and to sexual purity. Singles need to know that God has given them this gift so they can live sexually pure lives and be a blessing to a future husband or wife. As ridiculous as it sounds, many Christians grow up thinking that they will magically become sexual when they get married. I totally agree with 7. As a single-in-Christ woman, I must first look to Jesus and who He says I am complete in Him.
It does not produce babies, and Jesus did not mention it in the Bible. Her words are sensible, and her advice is thoughtful. A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt. It starts with a foundational perspective that I must cultivate daily: Jesus gives me Himself. Revised according to their feedback, it is primed and ready to help any single woman think biblically about sexuality, live accordingly, and experience the joy and freedom of doing so.
I personally get hundreds of emails on this site regularly from Christian singles struggling with masturbation. Using Sex as a Tool Not all single Christian women are celibate. They are best friends and all each other needs. Marian Jordan Ellis has been there. If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you. You might cause long-term damage on the people, whether knowingly, or unknowingly. If we live lifestyles of worship then masturbating is an act of worship to God.
She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and for her servants. I am still trying to heal from that. She has devoted the last five years to equipping women with Gods truth about sexuality, and here she drives home the truth that every sexual choice is also a spiritual choice. This has everything to do with living in godly unmarried sexuality. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
° I no longer thought of sexual purity as a rule, but as a desired virtue. Remove the sinful part and the masturbation is a beautiful gift from God. °I no longer was attracted to the guys that treated girls like commodities, but was now attracted to men of character who modeled Jesus' humility and self-sacrifice. The focus has to be on both men and women striving to be better individuals. Our sexuality is but one aspect of our being, of being created in the image of God.
Finally, if you are a Christian who is really beating yourself up over the issue of masturbation, or are , remember that Jesus offers forgiveness 1 John 1:9 you and loves you where you are. As my friend's wedding day approached, a group of us got together to celebrate with a pink and girly bachelorette party. I think more men and single Christian women should embrace it in their lives. And I hope it can encourage you as well. She spins her own cloth, and she helps the poor and the needy. It is only by the grace of God and our willing hearts to learn that has kept us. This is a spiritually deadly error.
Either of those reasons and I acknowledge other reasons exist will typically backfire in her face. °I no longer saw my body as something to use to gain a guys attention; I now viewed it as God's holy temple. The Christian life might be summed up this way: it is a lifestyle of loving and obedient devotion to Christ, which bears out in a commitment to love people with relational integrity, and to participate actively in His kingdom mission of disciple-making. Is the wait really worth it? This wisdom has helped me navigate the world of dating, unreciprocated strong attraction to certain men, and the world of my ministry work, which for twenty-five years has required me to work closely alongside many men. Author Marian Jordan Ellis delivers an impactful yet savvy message to women across the nation about purity and redemption. A word of warning here, do not rush God, he knows what is best, and there is hardly are greater tragedy in life than a bad marriage, and if you do not believe me, ask someone who is in one.