Will Marriage Cure My Lust? // Ask Pastor John

Desiring God
Desiring God
11 Aug 2020

Sex in marriage, just like other physical gifts from God, is not an absolute cure for lust, but it can be a great help in the battle.

Will marriage cure my lust? That’s today’s question from an unmarried listener named Mark. “Dear Pastor John, I’m a 22-year-old burdened with strong ****ual desires. Sometimes I submit to the flesh and look at pornography. I hate this and am fighting against this sin with the help of friends.

“In the meantime, I have some friends who seek to care for my soul by quoting the apostle Paul — ‘For it is better to marry than to burn with passion’ (1 Corinthians 7:9) — and they say I should marry soon. But I also have married friends who assure me that marriage will not cure my lust and tell me it would be a battle I would carry into marriage! I’m confused. If marriage cures lust, I should marry soon. If it doesn’t cure lust, then I need to work on personal purity now, without urgency to marry. Which is it?”

Episode 1345: https://www.desiringgod.org/in....terviews/will-marria

Related Resources:

“Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust” https://youtu.be/0yOHIGOSmMs

“Six Steps to Defeating Sexual Sin” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ-tC_SpM34&list=PLAcB0f-21Xj06Xs3tmMl0FuVQRp0gGu5A

“Can a Husband Lust After His Wife?” https://youtu.be/9yq4PPMzt-o

“Is Oral Sex Okay?” https://youtu.be/SzimKdJKi6Q

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