Dating purpose purity
A woman who recently contacted me had this to say: I used to be an advocate for waiting to have sex until marriage, but as the years have gone by, I no longer feel this way.
I think it's all well and good for teens and those in their early 20s to strive for such a goal, but as someone who has recently entered her late 20s, it seems like an outdated and irrelevant idea to hold on to.
What you look at will be very difficult to get out of your mind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
Don't be deceived believing that God only cares about your "technical virginity." God cares about your heart and your willingness to be set apart for holiness. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." We can learn three things from this verse: Instead of going down the path of sin or self-condemnation, kick out the thought.
Tweet This Many of our spiritual battles are represented by the clash of truth and lies.
Satan was called "the father of lies." Jesus said of Satan that he has never spoken the truth because lying is his native language.
You might even say to yourself out loud, "That's not who I am.
That's not what I choose to think." The young woman who has lesbian thoughts or the single man who is repeatedly reminded of pornographic images from the past does not have to be defined by those. When we allow temptation or past failings to define us, we deny the power of Christ to make us "new creatures." Romans 6 reminds us that we were once slaves to sin.
It may seem "harmless" but will lead you down a path that may ultimately compromise the potential of a pure sexual relationship in the future. No matter what horrible thoughts come into your mind, they do not have to define you.
By contrast, Jesus was called the "Truth." Throughout the Gospels, He began His teaching with this phrase: "I tell you the truth." In my work in the area of sexuality, I see that Christians are very confused.
They are living bound by lies and making choices out of confusion.
Because we tend to only talk about the physical of sex, we ignore the fact that it's our sexuality that ultimately drives us into relationship, makes us desire marriage, expresses our longing to be known, heard, understood and protected — our longing to be vulnerable, soul to soul, with another person, and ultimately, our longing to be known by God.
As a single person, your sexuality serves a purpose.