This notion that Christians don’t battle sexual urges is kind of silly and churchy. No person is exempt from any form of temptation.
The idea that because one is a follower of Jesus Christ they won’t get tempted to have sex or engage in sexual activity is non-sense. Whether you are a married Pastor, single minister, or a layman… you will deal and struggle with temptation. A lot of people tend to believe this is limited to men only, but females struggle just as much as men – society just looks at the situations differently.
So, the question becomes… how do you (single male, single female, married couple) deal with sexual temptation?
Here are 7 things I have considered when dealing with my own struggle to deal with sexual temptation:
1. Being saved and having morals is not your medicine against sexual temptation. We have to understand this and not think that, because we are not doing certain things, we will not even be tempted to do those things. We have to always be mindful of where we are allowing our minds to go. The same goes for single people who are living a life of celibacy.
2. There is no medicine that makes you immune to sexual temptation.
3. Sexual temptation is about a personal choice. However, if you do fall to the temptation, get up and keep going. Never allow defeat to steal your joy.
4. Sexual temptation and sin are not synonymous. Just because we are tempted, does not mean we have to yield to it.
5. If you keep falling to a certain sexual temptation, personally decide you will stop. Look deep inside and discover the root cause of it and up-root it. Understand this is a personal decision and a lifestyle. You must actively work at it to defeat it.
6. Eliminate unnecessary contributors to your sexual temptation: specific people, sex toys, masturbation, pornography, and anything else that makes you vulnerable.
7. Ask a trusted friend to hold you accountable for sexual temptation. Men should ask a male friend and women should ask a female friend for this.
What other tips can you think of?
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