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We all grapple with them.
But what if we recognized that some of the power these sins hold over us, comes from the very fact that we don’t want to admit them? What if we refused to let sexual sins hide any longer behind closed doors?
From a place of honest admission, these contributors foster Christ-centered conversations to encourage others to recognize brokenness, but strive with perseverance towards the freedom and forgiveness we find in Christ.
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Best Articles on: Same-Sex Attraction
Letter to My Past (Gay) Self
I know you feel like your only hope at happiness has been crushed. There’s pain in your heart and you’re crying out, “How can something that feels so right be so wrong?”
I get it. It does feel right and natural. It feels like acting on these desires can lead you to a wonderful relationship that will finally make you happy.
3 Faulty Thoughts Believers Have About Same-Sex Attraction
“Do you have friends who struggle with same-sex attraction?” She mumbled a reply, which I couldn’t catch. “Sorry?” I said. “I have it,” she repeated, with a certain steeliness in her voice.
Until then, not having anyone close to me struggle with same-sex attraction, I had always steered clear of the topic. But God began to show me there was a need to be interested, to be engaged, and to make known His truth, in love.
When I became a Christian, I became familiar with the tagline, “True love waits”, which encourages sexual abstinence. It resonated with me. It sounded noble and wise, and it made sense. And so waiting became the solution to keeping myself pure.
But I learned that waiting is not the way to purity.
When I first started, I would feel immense guilt each time, and I would tell myself that I would never do it again. Yet, as if I were in a trance, I was unable to resist sinful temptations and masturbated time and again.
I felt like such a hypocrite—I attended church regularly on Sundays and served in my university’s Christian Fellowship, but I was still trapped in sexual sin.
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