Many single Christians have had past sexual experiences that did not deliver the outcome they had hoped for, and wound up with a sense of remorse and loss.
Is there a way to go back and retrieve what was lost through these sexual encounters?
There comes a time when you need to have a serious conversation, with yourself and your significant other.
Of course, I don’t mean you have to literally talk to yourself – that would be strange.
You may not be able to get back a literal sense of sexual purity, but there’s something important that you can reclaim. There’s no shame in ever going to Him in prayer, opening up your heart to Him and bringing all your pain and your experiences before Him.
Because You Are Loved Some interesting synonyms for purity are honor, integrity and honesty. This realization of His pure love for us helps us to say no to a sexual encounter that is outside of marriage.
He was writing to a church in a pagan, sex-saturated society.
Many in that culture thought that satisfaction in life comes through gratifying sensual lusts.
But really, sexual purity is more about following God’s best intentions for our lives – and that involves not giving in to our misguided desires for what we want NOW. But what if you haven’t taken this approach of purity in your dating life?
About a month in to our relationship, I decided I really needed to talk to my guy. We were lingering beside my car and we discussed our thoughts on purity.
We told each other our physical boundaries and the emotional connections to those choices. That doesn’t mean I knew everything about him; I knew his views on sex.
However, it becomes increasingly difficult to convince them to live a life of purity when most of the adults around them are not.
It’s bad enough that celebrities and their friends offer bad examples, but unfortunately it is often difficult to even find examples of Christians living a life of purity.
She didn’t notice the hour growing late as she continued to pray.