I challenge men all the time. I challenge them to live bearing the image of Christ. I encourage them to rid their lives of lust. I give them resources, such as xxxchurch.com.
I remind them to have the mind of Christ like Paul commands in Philippians 2.
I tell them take steps away from where you were and get to where your character reflects Christ.
So LADIES, HEAR ME:
MAGIC MIKE, SHADES OF GREY, SEXY TV SHOWS – THEY ARE PORN FOR YOU!
Porn develops lust in people. I know what you are thinking right now. Magic Mike is just a movie. Shades of grey is just a book.
Summary of Magic Mike from IMDB:
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
Wow. That sounds very Philippians 4 to me. (You know whatever things are pure, whatever things are noble, etc. think on these things.)
I am not trying to judge you. I am not trying to stop you from having fun. I am just calling you to a higher standard.
Job says in Job 31:1 he made a covenant with his eyes not to look lustfully on another woman. Job declares his seriousness about this situation in verses 9-10:
“If my heart has been enticed toward a woman,
and I have lain in wait at my neighbor’s door,
then let my wife grind for another,
and let others bow down on her.
His intention shows out pretty clear.
Let me interpret this for you ladies:
To indulge your lust through looking at movies or reading books or watching TV shows that feed lust is disrespectful to Christ and the man God is trying to create in your husband.
I don’t say these things to hurt you but as someone who has experience the soul numbing rot of porn.
YOU NEED TO RUN! FLEE SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
Call a spade a spade. These forms of media numb you to the excitement your husband can bring you sexually. The enemy wants to destroy your relationship with God and will do whatever it takes to do it.
Don’t take off who you are in Christ. God created you for so much more. The first step to a transformed mind is to recognize your current thought patterns need to be changed.
PUT ON HIS MIND!
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