So, sexual desire is a big deal to us, because it was first a big deal to God.
It is a gift, but it needs to be , which is exactly where we're having trouble today.
There seemed to be a special connection between them that made me wonder, It started me on a quest to discover what I call "practical abstinence." All of the "true love waits" messages mean nothing if they can't be put into practice.
And that seems to be where many Christians fall short. You can't jump into dating and expect that sexual temptation won't be an issue.
We spend too much, we eat too much and it seems as though our sexual appetites have no limits.Passion can build inside of you much like stress or tension can, and it's important to control that passion before it controls you.For some that means avoiding sexually charged movies, books, television and anything else that puts you in the mood.We must learn how to say "no" to our sexual desires even if it's unpopular and difficult. Jessica Mc Cleese of the Krist Samaritan Center in Houston, Texas.She has studied Christian sex therapy for the last four years. Mc Cleese noted that much of our issue with managing desire is that we've made our desires too important.So where does this leave all of those who have already messed up?For couples who have slept together or have other regrets, it's important to know that you can always put your relationship on the right path."All temptation finds its power when hidden from others. So he knew eyes were on him, which he believes helped him stay accountable.Accountability partners can rob temptation of its power." When I asked my friends about their relationships, it quickly became clear that the couples I knew who saved sex for marriage had one thing in common: They had accountability partners or mentors. Both in their 20s, they dated for a year before getting married, and they found that talking about their relationship with people they trusted made all the difference. "It was good to have people on an individual level and on a more public level to engage with about our relationship," he says.She adds that managing desires isn't just for the single/dating years."Sexual desire is going to remain throughout your life," Dr. "Singles often believe that the sexual desire switch turns off in marriage, and they are attracted only to their spouse.