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No Sex Before Marriage? How Will I Know if We’re Compatible?
How do you know you’re compatible in marriage with your partner unless you have sex first? There’s something that’s even more important and comes before sexual compatibility, Pastor Ben says.
No Sex Before Marriage? But My Partner Is Pressuring Me
It may feel like it’s time to take the next step in your relationship, and your partner is pressuring you to have sex. What do you do?
No Sex Before Marriage? But What About My Hormones?
Why would God give you strong hormones and desires if he doesn’t want you to have sex before marriage?
No Sex Before Marriage? Follow the Instruction Manual
Why should you follow the Bible’s instructions that you should wait until marriage to have sex? Pastor Ben tells us why.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Unnecessary
To many people today, a 30-year-old virgin is a fascinating species. Is he dying inside? Is he repressed and frustrated? Ask Jesus. He was fully man in every way, a sexual being, yet fully content to be sexless. Jesus proves that sex is not required for a satisfying life, which is thrilling news for singles, divorcees, widows, and couples struggling with their sex lives. Having a joyful connection to God makes sex a good but unnecessary gift from God.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Fiery
Like fire, sex must be treated with a healthy fear. Mess around with one flame and you might get hurt. Mess around with one night and you might get hurt worse. This message explores the Bible’s loving warnings about sex, showing Gods’ loving and fatherly heart and why he restricts sex to the commitment of marriage.
Sex Ed. Ed. (i.e., How to talk to your kids about sex)
Let me set the scene for you: I was a first-year teacher, straight out of college, freshly married, and getting into the groove of…
Sexpectations: Sex Is Work
So often we expect sex to be easy, just like in the movies. But that expectation leads to pressure, frustration, and disillusionment with others. God, on the other hand, expects sex to be the result of a process of love and respect. The apostle Paul’s classic words to husbands and wives aren’t mainly about sex, but they are the key to true intimacy.
Let’s talk about sex (and God)
“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…
Sexpectations: Sex Is Good
In the beginning, when everything was very good, there was sex. God’s idea. God’s invention. God’s gift to husband and wife. In a world where too many of us have been victims of sexual sin or victims of an anti-sex church culture, we need the reminder that sex by God’s design is still very good.
Jesus wants to talk with you
She was sure she was on the right side of this. Yeah, the man speaking to her didn’t seem like he had it in…
The truth is, my life is messy too
A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…