In this article, Smith explains that sexual fantasies and masturbation harm people and their ability to have healthy relationships. These escapes are ways of playing god with others. Smith shares practical ways for building a new inner world founded on Christ’s sweet love that liberates and satisfies. The counsel in this article will help those who struggle with sexual sin to grow in their ability to have loving relationships.
Purity is a rare word in our sexualized culture. What does it mean to be pure? This article defines true biblical purity and examines the standard for purity. The author then applies the concept of purity to different areas of life through the perspective of Matthew 5:8. Purity is firstly a matter of the heart.
How can single Christians practice purity and chastity to the glory of God? This article considers the question, addressing the issue of the threat of sexual sin, including sex before marriage. The author calls for coming to terms with who you are in Christ, and taking responsibility for your sexual purity.
This article addresses the matter of sexual sin among women. It deals with why women don't talk about it, how to bring about change in behaviour, and concludes with a word to men about supporting our Christian sisters in their fight for purity.
Does Jesus teach in Matthew 5:28 that sexual attraction should be viewed as sinful? This article takes a closer look at the immediate context of Matthew 5:28. The context indicates that Jesus is intensifying the application of the Torah. He does not, however, add restrictions on women's clothing. Jesus is holding men rather than women responsible for possible lust.
This article explains that part of the problem we have with lust is that we learn to take a very passive view toward our thoughts. It shows how one's sexual identity should be a collaborative process with one's spouse.
This volume wants to help men with their daily battle against sexual sins and immorality. Chapter 1 describes the situation men are left in after sexual sin as a “wasteland.” Sexual sin results in desolation. It cannot make good on its promises of excitement and pleasure. It delivers discontent and insatiable craving.