What is XXXchurch’s stance on masturbation?
We have had literally thousands of emails about this particular issue. We have heard all the scenarios. “Well if I think about fruit while I’m masturbating, then that is not a sin.” Well isn’t that clever. Or: “If I’m giving glory to the Lord while I’m doing it, then that can’t be wrong.” Hmmm. Why don’t we just make that part of our Sunday morning services then? We have heard all the pro-masturbation Christian arguments and we wonder if these people are dealing in reality. It’s all very intellectual and quite scholarly, but we still don’t get it. Sorry.
Our stance is simply this: you want to live a life that is honoring to God? Then start pleasing Him and stop pleasing yourself. Stop making excuses and get some control over your life. Yes, it is tough. Yes, we know hormones are raging. However, God is calling us to holiness. Live an extraordinary life. Masturbation will leave you hanging every time! It is a selfish act that pleases no one but you. God created sex to be between a man and his wife. Not a man and his girlfriend and not a man or woman with himself or herself.
Help for dealing with masturbation.
Probably the hardest part about dealing with sexual sin is getting your arms around (no pun intended) the masturbation issue.
There are many differing viewpoints surrounding the impact of masturbation–is it healthy or harmful? Studies have shown that 99% of all masturbation involves lust and mental fantasy, which disconnects you from real relationships with real people.
Since masturbation is so often covered by a layer of secrecy and shame, it is a difficult topic to discuss, and often, it’s even more difficult to remove from your life. But despite these difficulties, masturbation can be conquered. If your desire is to change, God can heal and bring restoration.
My Pilgrimage can help you conquer habitual masturbation–even masturbation addiction.
My Pilgrimage provides an online video workshop based program designed to free you from the bondage of sexual sin