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Sex Sin in Christian Singles

Sex sin is a huge issue for christian singles. Why? The simple answer is that most singles struggle with some form of sex sin, or at least tempted in this particular area.

What exactly is sexual sin? There are a number of words the Bible uses that would go under the umbrella of sexual sins:

  • Fornication-Any unlawful sexual intercourse outside of marriage.
  • Sexual Immorality-An other sexual activity outside of a God ordained union of man and wife, other than sexual intercourse, that would be considered defrauding your single brother or sister (1Thes. 4).

For example, oral sex outside of marriage would fall under this second category of sex sin. So, when a popular US president stated: “I did not have sex with that woman”, he was partially telling the truth in that he did not specifically commit fornication as biblically defined, but did partake in sexual immorality. Get it?

Phew! This is all a little confusing, and I’ll be the first to admit that there are a lot of gray areas. The point is though, I think most believers know when we are crossing a line into sex sin territory. If you’re one of the many single Christians struggling with sex sin, remember God’s wonderful provision of assistance:

Bible Verse of Day

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. and God is faithful: He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so you can stand up under it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

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4 Comments

  1. Fawah

    Its great, this article answered my question. Thank you, your advice truly ment alot to me

  2. that is an eye opening article, thank you so much for reaching out to our souls.

    the Bible says there is a way that seems right for a man but the end ot it leads to death.That is why we should always be tuned in or sensitive to the Spirit so we heed its promptings.I have realised a lot of mistakes could have been avoided if only we wre sensitive to the Spirit NOT idle.The bible says when men went for war David remained and allowed his mind to idle till he commited sin with Bathesheba. Our spirits should always be alert and medidative on the Word.

    Singleness should be a time of total devotion to God, time of nurturing and cultivating our spirit ‘s man, and the secret to that is staying at the feet of Jesus

  3. ayodamope

    i totally understand. what where will you classify kissing and romantic touches?

  4. Andie

    I guess I’ve just been struggling alot I had sex about 4 weeks ago with a guy i thought i loved knowing it was wrong, I did it anyways. I had always known that sex before marriage was wrong I just didnt want to follow it, my parents found out and I’ve been talking to people in my church but I’m struggling alot with not getting over him and regretful and just feeling lonely in all this I guess I just kinda need some ideas and suggestions to get over this all!

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