Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fueling Masturbation

Do you lack self-control?  Have you noticed that the thoughts you think end up turning into actions over time, some of which you can't overcome on your own?  Why is this?

If you often dwell on sexual fantasy or view pornography, the next and obvious step is to seek instant gratification which manifests itself in the form of masturbation.

Changing our thoughts by not purposefully indulging in sexual fantasy and stopping our intake of impurity through sources like movies, television, music, music videos, reality TV shows, web sites, books, articles, etc. will be greatly profitable in applying the principle of "Starve your sin and it will die."  On the contrary, if we feed our sin, it will grow and demand more.

"But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts."  Romans 13: 14

"But always remember that it is lust that fuels masturbation: the physical act is the fruit of lustful thoughts. Make your primary aim examining how you view women (or men), how you fantasize about them. This is the habit of mind that must change if we are ever to get a handle on masturbation."  Luke Gilkerson

Addressing questions about fantasy and masturbation, Jessica Harris responded, "I think, ...that your primary battle is actually not masturbation.  It sounds like it is fantasy.  Put a kettle on the stove and it has to let off steam.  It sounds as if you have a thought life that is kicking up your sex drive.  The masturbation, then, is just becoming a natural release of that tension.  So, I would encourage you to really take a step back and attack those errant thoughts- those fantasies about sex (with guys or girls).  I think you might find that once you get that under control, the desire to masturbate will die down a bit.  It might not go away completely, but it's a lot easier to fight off that battle when your head is 'in the game' so to speak."

If you would like a list of resources over the topic of sexual sin; masturbation, pornography, etc. please do not hesitate to write to me and I will kindly suggest resources over these topics.  If readers of the Emma Joy blog have any suggestions as to what sort of posts I can address in the future, please feel free to share!  You may write at:  EmmaJoyBlog@gmail.com


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