Many single Christians lack self control in their sex lives. Not a few have written us asking for help with their lack of self control in this area, and how to deal with the guilt over it. The top culprits of habitual masturbation, porn addiction and sex before marriage have disrupted their fellowship with the Lord.
Self Control and Singles in the Bible
It’s amazing how much God speaks about self control in the Bible, In fact, the Apostle Paul had quite a bit to say about self control for single Christians, as he often connected it with their sex lives.
For example, in 1 Corinthians 7:8 he writes: “To the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to remain unmarried, as I am. But if they cannot control themselves they should marry, for it is better to marry than burn with lust.”
Okay. most of us do not have the gift of singleness, as Paul evidently did. The issue then, for us, is how we can live with self control until God blesses us with that special perfect match of a lifetime. For Jesus’ glory, are you willing to even try?
Are you a Christian single with something to share about self control?
Bible Verse of Day
-It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him-1 Thessalonians 4:3-5