We live in a lusty slutty world. It’s hard to look at a nude body without thinking of sex. Media stuffs promiscuity down our throats. We see it in the lives of the people around us. It’s everywhere! But God didn’t intend for us to use or view our bodies in a lustful way. Lust, even among married people, is wrong. Sex is a sacred expression of love between husband and wife. Most people are unaware of the spiritual bonds created by sex. They just want to feed the beast, impress someone, or they think it is okay because they are in love. I decided to be celibate because I became tired of giving pieces of my precious soul and body to men who would eventually go. No matter how casual you think sex is, it’s much more than a orgasm or a good time. No matter how in love you think you are, it is important to wait until you marry the perfect person for you. Sacred over sexy. (1 Corinthians 6:12-20)
With every bond that’s not honored by God, a little piece is hollowed out from the whole and that’s one of the things that leads to our brokenness…
It took many years of brokenness to learn that truth.
It’s amazing how God shapes us and changes us in a great way. I grew up somewhere where I didn’t have access to God, I didn’t know He existed, but He found me and He is doing a great work in me… It’s a long process!
That is so true. I hope you don’t mind me asking, where are you from? How did you learn about God?
I can answer in an email, my contact info is on my page under ‘contact’.
Cool. I’ll send you an email soon. I always like hearing stories about how people came to God.
I’ll be waiting on your mail! 🙂
Good for you, you’re an inspiration to young women everywhere.
Thank you! This lifestyle isn’t easy. 🙂
I am sharing this post with my two oldest kids…So beautifully said!
Thank you! I was a little nervous about this one. It’s a touchy subject.
Your kids might like this video I just added to the post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WHEe-wDNwM
I just watched the video, it great! I especially loved the quote from proverbs, “Can a man carry fire next to his chest, and his clothes not be burned?
Great analogy! I never have heard that before. Thanks for sharing this 🙂
Thanks! That proverb is great and applies to so many things. The guy who made the video is funny! You should check out some of his other videos.
Thank you, I appreciate it. I check him out.
I’d never watched a video from chaseGodtv. From what I understand in my studies of the bible, he did an excellent job explaining this topic. I will be showing this video to others. We just had an extensive study on this and similar topics where I worship. Lust, porn, and unfaithfulness are common issues that destroy so many relationships and lives. Thank you for tackling this subject. Especially with porn and sex being so easily accessible today, people can no longer treat these subjects as “taboo” like they did in generations past. Kids need to be educated on the ideas in this video much younger than many of us would care to admit, so they can make wise choices as they grow up.
ChaseGodtv is awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed the video. There is so many things that play into lust. A lot of it has to do with society and media. You are so right. Many parents think it is a awkward topic but it should be apart of family discussion regularly. I hope that when my kids are at that age that they would feel comfortable enough to talk to me about sexual issues so I can steer them in the right direction. I’m going to challenge myself to tackle more controversial topics.
Open, clear communication is supremely important to me. So many problems can be either averted or overcome with communication. Drum into your kids heads often that they can talk to you about ANYTHING. Then comes the tough part: when they DO come to you with shocking or tense topics, you can’t freak out in front of them or the line of communication may be broken. Soak their words in as calmly as you can and think so carefully before you respond. You don’t want to push others away because they feel fear or shame. Shame and guilt can drive people so far into sinful, destructive thoughts and behaviors. Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox now. I’ve just been through several of the toughest experiences in my life over the last two years, things I don’t think I could have survived when I was younger and more foolish. Patient communication helped me pull through some of them with friends and family intact.
Thanks for the advice. I am having a hard time with some of your suggestions but I’ve been asking God to help me be a better listener for my kids! It’s not always easy when they still have the emotions of a toddler and carry a defiant attitude. Communication is very key to every relationship. I’m glad you have matured and are handling your tough times with wisdom!
Thanks. I TRY to have wisdom, but often don’t succeed. I sure pray for it a lot and am confident that I’ve grown mentally and spiritually over the years. God tells us in the bible that if we sincerely ask for wisdom, and then seek it, we WILL find it. Such sweet promises HE fulfills for us! 🙂