Some people question whether Old Testament references still apply for Christians today since it expressed the Jewish law.After all, we no longer follow rules about not eating shellfish or being ceremonially unclean during your period.
When women ask their honest questions about sexuality, the most common ones typically relate to whether certain things are right or wrong for Christian women to engage in. There are plenty of opinions available on each of these questions. My opinion on these questions doesn’t matter, nor does your best friend’s. If you truly want your sexuality to be an expression of your love for Christ, the only opinion that matters is his. If you are a child of God, you are a stranger on this earth.
Ask five people you know, and you will probably hear five drastically different answers. As you navigate the practical implications of your sexual choices, you can ask yourself three important questions to help discern God’s opinion on any question you might have. You will not (and should not) make decisions like the world does.
And if you read through to the end, I’ll have some great links for you. In her book One of the critical neurochemicals released during sex is dopamine. God designed our hormones to be a kind of gasoline.
Dopamine makes you feel good; it creates a simultaneous sense of peace and pleasure. Getting turned on is like a spark that sets a gallon of gasoline on fire, and once it’s on fire, it ain’t easy to put out! This isn’t a post about what the Bible says about the roles of men and women.
A biblical scholar could give you a sophisticated answer, but here’s a good way of thinking about it: biblical teaching on morality in the Old Testament was repeated and reinforced by Jesus in the New Testament while teachings about being “clean or unclean” were not.
The death of Jesus on the cross made the sacrificial system obsolete; those who trust in Christ are “clean.” However, our actions can still be immoral and offensive to God.
My boyfriend is always telling me to slow down when we’re alone together, and asking me to respect his boundaries, and I just don’t want to.” Not saying it couldn’t happen, ladies!
But on the flip side, more than one girl is at her wit’s end because her boyfriend seems to lose all ability to reason when they’re alone together. A guy’s leadership is important in so many ways—especially in marriage—but when it comes to physical intimacy before you’re married, his misguided leadership can get you into trouble.
But first, there’s something I really, really need you to hear: This post is not meant to shame you if you’ve already make sinned—big or small—with a guy. I’m not talking about the kind of mild-mannered, easily-overcome addiction I have to a certain raspberry chocolate-chip gelato right now.
Trust me—I’ve been there, and I have nothing but love and compassion for you and your situation. I’m talking about a physical addiction that comes from things like drugs more often than ice cream.