Masturbation is a complicated issue that doesn't lend to a clear black and white answer. I want to be realistic about the struggle without giving freedom that God perhaps hasn't given. Let's start with the basics. At a purely biological level, masturbation isn't that much different than other things we do with our bodies—like picking our noses.Author: Dr. Juli Slattery. View Current Issue. What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation? In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves. Eve Tushnet, guest writer Author: Eve Tushnet, Guest Writer.
Sep 27, 2011 · “What does the Bible say about masturbation?” is one of our most frequently asked questions. Many Christians have found it difficult to answer the question of what the Bible says about masturbation according to the Bible, because the Bible never mentions masturbation specifically. The following feature consists of two alternative views on masturbation. I don't know what you think about the issue, perhaps you have never taken time to consider it carefully. The following are two opinions, neither represents an official CMF view.
View More. by Kelli Mahoney. Kelli Mahoney is a Christian youth worker and writer who has covered topics ranging from Bible study to spiritual discipline. Updated January 22, 2019 A key to the issue of masturbation is the Bible's mandate for us to be the master of our own behavior. If we do not master our behavior, then the behavior becomes. Good question! I think this question is akin to many, many questions we have about subjects that really aren't mentioned in the Bible (this shouldn't be surprising the Bible doesn't say everything). It's an ethical question that must be answered.
The goal of the Christian life is to be pure in thought and deed. I believe that the issue of masturbation comes down to this. Therefore, I believe that though masturbation under certain circumstances may not be sinful, the desire to be sexually pure and holy should move the Christian to avoid it. A Christian View of Masturbation - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. A biblical examination of the topic seeking to draw together the little we have to 3.5/5(10).
Among the world's religions, views on masturbation vary widely. Some religions view it as a spiritually detrimental practice, some see it as not spiritually detrimental and others take a situational view. Among these latter religions, some view masturbation as allowable if used as a means towards sexual self-control, or as part of healthy self-exploration, but disallow it if it is done with. When I first introduced our yearlong series on Sexuality & The Church, I polled you for your input and ideas, and the most popular suggestion came from a reader named Lucy who wrote: “With sexuality (and with singleness) could you look at masturbation from a theological perspectiAuthor: Rachel Held Evans.