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Dealing with Sexual Appetites

First blog:  A ‘source’ must be found for your morals.  Mine is the Bible. Second blog: How to live and teach morality in an a-moral culture. Third blog:  Bible Morals and Marriage.

So, what happens when a person has
an appetite for fornication?an appetite for adultery?an appetite for pornography?an appetite for ‘same sex attraction’?

Is that appetite wrong? Simply put—no.  Having an appetite for misdirected ‘wants’ or ‘desires’ in and of itself is not wrong.  It is not sin.
Adam and Eve could have looked at the ‘forbidden fruit’ for a decade—thinking about eating it—and not sin.  Now standing there,or even pining after the fruit would have hurt their intimacy with the Father—but they still wouldn’t have sinned.  In the same way, having an appetite for mis-directed sexual expressions is not wrong.
When does the ‘wrong’ begin? It is wrong when that is acted upon.  Once Adam and Eve ate the fruit—they sinned—and not before. Expressing the misdirected sexual appetite is sin…and wrong.
Now, if you …

Biblical Morals and Marriage

Biblical Morals and Marriage
First blog:  It's a Question of Morals!   A ‘source’ must be found for your morals.  Mine is the Bible. Second blog: How to live and teach morality in an immoral/amoral culture.
But, what exactly does the Bible teach about morals and marriage?

First, we must define marriage.   Marriage is defined not so much by definition, but by example.  The most well known ‘marriage’ passage is found in Genesis 2:24, 25 “This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Now, although Adam and his wife were both naked, neither of them felt any shame.”  By illustration here, and throughout scripture, marriage is defined as the ‘union’ between one man and one woman.  Marriage creates a spiritual, mystical, and physical bond between one man and one woman.  A man is emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally designed to join with a woman to create a holy union.  This works because a man and a woman ar…