In his book At the Altar of Sexual Idolatry, Steve Gallagher acknowledges that the sex drive peaks in the day period after the last release, but dissipates thereafter to a manageable level. Men need to remember this. Note that the Greek literally reads, "to gain [or possess] his own vessel" in v. I hope it might help. First of all, masturbation will not truly relieve the sexual pressure that one may feel. Masturbation Is Sinful Pure Life Ministries certainly is aware that masturbation characterizes a phase that nearly every teenager goes through.
Wilhelm, Christ Among Us. Finding pleasure in our own God-given bodies can be good But we ought to release the stranglehold of guilt formerly associated with the practice of self-pleasuring. To ultimately produce a guide for future generations she said solitary vice was the cause of hereditary insanity, cancer, and other deadly diseases; clearly appealing to parents to protect their children by not engaging in solitary vice. The husband may experience orgasm with his wife without actual intercourse.
Strauss, a psychologist counseling the students at Biola University in the United States, wrote that there is no mention of masturbation in the Bible, therefore masturbation is permissible, but pornography and sexual fantasies are not permissible. Tradition, Diversity, and Popular Expression Second ed. Although "it is said that psychology and sociology show that [masturbation] is a normal phenomenon of sexual development, especially among the young," this does not change the fact that it "is an intrinsically and seriously disordered act" and "that, whatever the motive for acting this way, the deliberate use of the sexual faculty outside normal conjugal relations essentially contradicts the finality of the faculty. Although masturbation is not mentioned in the Bible or Book of Mormon, absence of scriptural authority on the matter, Kimball said, is irrelevant:
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. We have a staff of trained Christian therapists here at Focus on the Family who are available to consult with you over the phone - you can call one of them at this number. We would also like to refer you to some ministries that may be of help to you if you are having problems in this area:. However, others say to look deeper within to see if masturbation is building your relationship with God or taking away from it. Another argument against masturbation is that it is a self-centered, self-indulgent activity rather than a God-centered, God-pleasing one.