Our sexuality prompts longings and desires that point to an intimacy beyond what even the best marriage can sustain. I've met with many young men and women who think that their struggle to stay pure would end with a wedding ceremony. However, the battle will not end in marriage; it just changes.
Tweet This Many of our spiritual battles are represented by the clash of truth and lies.
Satan was called "the father of lies." Jesus said of Satan that he has never spoken the truth because lying is his native language.
Engaging with sexually stimulating movies, websites, romance novels and television shows is like willingly giving Satan a piece of your mind and your heart.
It may seem "harmless" but will lead you down a path that may ultimately compromise the potential of a pure sexual relationship in the future. No matter what horrible thoughts come into your mind, they do not have to define you.
If you've fought the battle of sexual purity for any length of time, you know that it is far more complex than simply abstaining from having sex.
Sexual purity may be expressed by what you do with your body, but it is ultimately rooted in your mind, your heart and your soul.
Ephesians -32 alludes to the fact that sex within marriage is a holy metaphor that points to the spiritual mystery of God's covenant love for us.
Throughout Scripture, sex is used to express aspects of God's covenant and the degree of intimacy He has with His people.
This means that married men and women should be learning mysteries of God as they experience sex together.
I believe singles can also understand something deeper about God through their sexuality.
By contrast, Jesus was called the "Truth." Throughout the Gospels, He began His teaching with this phrase: "I tell you the truth." In my work in the area of sexuality, I see that Christians are very confused.