I want to speak directly to the men today.
Some of you are probably tired of reminders about the importance of your sexual purity. But I encourage you to join me today and tomorrow for our broadcast, “Men: Maintaining Sexual Purity.” Our guest is author Fred Stoeker, the president of Living True Ministries and an expert in this area.
He speaks from personal experience and from biblical wisdom to show both younger and older men the value of honoring God with their sexuality.
There’s a lot at stake.
Boys are searching for answers to the basic questions of manhood. “What does it mean to be a man?” “How should I treat women?” “Why does sexual purity matter?” “What does being sexually pure even mean?”
Good answers might not always be what they first seem if a boy’s dad is absent or disengaged during the early teen years. When there’s no one reliable to guide them, young men will often search for answers through their emerging sexuality.
Men, God has designed you to enjoy sex with your wife and for sex to be an important connection point with her. But He has also designed you to need connection with her and with other men on a relational, emotional, and spiritual level.
When you feel disconnected, you’ll often seek intimacy through your sexuality. That’s when pornography or illicit sexual relationships can become a temptation.
But those behaviors are “false intimacies.” They give the illusion of meaningful connection without the substance of it. They enable men to self-medicate their loneliness or some unresolved pain, but they don’t help men actually heal or resolve anything. In fact, they’ll make the problems in a man’s marriage and other relationships much, much worse.
Studies have shown that nearly the same chemicals are released in the brain in response to pornography as they are in response to heroin. The addictive nature of pornography and illicit sexual behavior is very real.
The complications surrounding sexuality are sobering. That said, I don’t want an earlier point I made to get lost, so I’ll repeat it here: God has designed you to enjoy sex with your wife and for sex to be an important connection point with her.
Guys, that’s what we want to help you discover today on our radio program. I hope you’ll join me today and tomorrow on your local radio station, online, or on our free phone app for , “Men: Maintaining Sexual Purity.” I think you’ll be encouraged and feel empowered to honor God with your sexuality and to positively impact your marriage.