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Category Archives: Male Sexual Issues

Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction: Help for Christian Men

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CAUTION: Due to the nature of the subject being discussed, this article contains some graphic language.

For all of you Christian guys out there, it’s time to talk real about the highly embarrassing subject of erectile dysfunction. Maybe you’ve never had sex and you’re stressing over things going badly that first night. Or maybe you’re trying desperately to make things work and your body keeps sabotaging you in the critical moment. Or maybe things used to work and now they don’t. Whatever the case, if you’re stressing over erectile dysfunction, then this post is for you. Read more of this post

Voluntary Castration: The Solution that Makes Everything Worse (Help for Sexually Frustrated Men)

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When we find ourselves saddled with some very intense desires that are going completely unmet, the resulting psychological torment can become so extreme that we start thinking of some very extreme solutions to our problems. In the case of men who are trying to stay sexually pure in a sexually perverse world, the thought of surviving a life of celibacy can start sounding utterly impossible. Since God has made His hatred of sexually perverse activities so glaringly clear, what other options do you have? If you can’t stand being deprived of sex, and you can’t get your sexual needs met through morally acceptable channels, it seems quite logical to try and do away with your sex drive altogether. The fact that God has designed your anatomy in a way that makes the source of your troubles so easily accessible only makes the temptation of self-mutilation seem that much greater. Why not get castrated? Wouldn’t this provide an instant cure to your problems and let you finally escape this hellish existence? If these are the kinds of questions you are starting to mull over in your mind, this post is for you. Read more of this post

All About Circumcision

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In Genesis 17, Yahweh appeared to 99 year old Abraham and established a covenant with him. What was that covenant about? Yahweh said:

“As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations. Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. I will keep My covenant between Me and you, and your future offspring throughout their generations, as an everlasting covenant to be your God and the God of your offspring after you. And to you and your future offspring I will give the land where you are residing—all the land of Canaan—as an eternal possession, and I will be their God.” (Gen. 17:4-8)

Here God is promising childless Abraham (who is still going by the name Abram) that he’s going to have many descendants. In other words, Abraham’s family line will continue on and on—it won’t be some flash in the pan that disappears from the history books after a few generations. Notice how God promises Abraham will end up the father of both nations (signifying great numbers) and kings (signifying importance). So Abraham’s descendants aren’t going to just be a bunch of nobodies—some great men will come from his line. Of course Abraham will be long dead before any of this happens, but in Abraham’s culture, it’s extremely comforting to think that your family line is going to continue long and strong. So God is putting out promises that have a very positive psychological impact on Abraham. Read more of this post

Guidance for Priests: When to Break Your Vow of Celibacy

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This post is speaking to priests who sincerely want to please God in their lives, have taken a vow of celibacy, and are now feeling tormented by sexual temptation.

You don’t want your sex drive to get in the way of your walk with God. Neither does He, however His solution to your current dilemma might surprise you. Now if you treat vows as the very serious things that they are, then you likely see only one moral choice in front of you: you will have to remain celibate. It’s either that or break your word to God, and that second choice certainly isn’t an option…or is it? Just how much say does God have in this verbal contract you have arranged with Him? Does He have the option to declare the whole thing null and void? Of course He does, He’s God. You can’t tell God that He doesn’t get to do anything He wants. And if God were to nullify your vow, then you would not be guilty of any kind of sin. You can’t violate a contract which you have been released from. Read more of this post