Victory over masturbation

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FLESH SERIES: What's Up With Masturbation?

FLESH SERIES: What's Up With Masturbation? | Cru

Most importantly, she is a broken but beloved daughter of God. Her experience and knowledge come not only from the hundreds of stories she has heard, but from letting Jesus love and heal her on her own journey of sexual brokenness. In the book, Harris opened up about his previous struggle with masturbation. He shared that many people masturbate, but hardly anyone talks about it. I also struggled with masturbation, and I began weeping as I wondered why no one was willing to be brave and open up about this subject. I decided that if God set me free, I would be willing to share the truth about this bondage so others could step into freedom too.

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But the topic is rarely addressed biblically and so we can find ourselves conflicted by feelings of shame, confusion and self-justification. Because of the taboos that surround discussing masturbation, many of our beliefs and feelings about this subject were probably formed in our teenage years. Most people probably need to become less paralysed by shame about the act of masturbation and experience more guilt about the heart attitude that justifies it. The Old Testament has a couple of passages that are sometimes cited on the issue of masturbation. Genesis is likely to be a passage that criticises Onan more for his lack of willingness to father children for the wife of his dead brother than for his being seen to masturbate and spill his seed on the floor.
Heather and I are not proud to share our testimony with you. I Steve am not proud of what I have done — in fact, quite the opposite is true. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble. This may seem to be a strange opening to a testimony, but let me ask you a question: what is sin? Seriously now, what is the definition of sin?