Masturbation is also clearly a sin if it denies a marriage partner sexual enjoyment with their partner. As you probably know, masturbation is a highly controversial topic. This is perfectly natural, they argue, and is the right way to relieve sexual tension prior to marriage, thereby helping single people stay chaste. They can help you by asking you every few days how you are doing, and by encouraging you, and praying for you. Sometimes chronic illness prevents frequent sexual intimacy. The core issue is the avoidance of sin.
Is it okay to masturbate?
Certainly, sexual immorality is to be stringently avoided. What do I do if this IS an issue? Lust is desire without restraint. The Greek verb is exousiasthesomai, a passive form, with this meaning: Let me explain further. Does your desire to masturbate stem from a deeper issue in your marriage sexual refusal, lack of intimacy, or other emotional pain, for example?
Christians & Masturbation: Is It Sinful? - Blessed Beautie
To fail to call something sin that is sin is serious. First, I'd like to bring up the issue of Internet pornography and its relationship to masturbation. That is, masturbation may be a critical part in how a single person achieves emotional and sexual well-being if they hold to an ideal that sexual relations should only take place within a covenanted, life-long, monogamous relationship. In fact, I might scratch "acceptable" from there and change it to "important. The rest of this chapter, and the next, discuss the nature of lust and sinful desires.
In our struggles to understand sex and use it for God's glory in the midst of our sin and brokenness, we can, by grace, realize our great need for rescue. Get weekly blog articles direct to your email inbox Be the first to read new articles every Tuesday. Our Savior is so faithful! I don't know if age adds to this too, I'm 36 years old. If masturbation hinders, delays or decreases the enjoyment of loving sexual encounters, then sin has occurred and masturbation should be avoided Ephesians 5: Which is the biggest cop out ever.