A previous version of LIFETEEN.com featured questions and answers from the one and only Bible Geek, Mark Hart, (in a section called “Ask the Bible Geek”). When a teen asked Mark about drinking, partying, sexuality, an temptation in the St. Paul’s letters in the New Testament, he put together a great list of passages from the […]
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.” In addressing the Sixth Commandment, You Shall Not Commit Adultery, we looked at the idea that human beings have been made in God’s image, and capable of entering into permanent, life-giving relationships of love. The most intimate of these we call marriage – and this is the proper […]
“You shall not commit adultery.” One of the amazing things that human beings are capable is of entering into a lifelong , covenantal, life sharing and life giving mission which we name marriage. Our understanding of marriage goes right back to the beginning of the Biblical story. If you look at the accounts of Genesis where God […]
This final tip is the most challenging, but the one of most effective ways to stay sexually pure:
Yes, I’m talking about giving something up. Fasting isn’t just for Lent. In the sermon of the mount, Jesus said, “When you fast,” not “if you fast.” (Matthew 6:16) Jesus spent lots of time fasting. Don’t we want to be like Him? Fasting should be a regular part of our spiritual lives.
The very name of Jesus in Hebrew, Yeshua, is literally translated as “I Save”. It’s what He does. It’s what He wants to do. It’s what we need to let Him do in our lives when we fall into sin.
In 2010, Bob Rice put together a list of six tips – six things you can work at – when you’re fighting the battle for sexual purity (something many of us have to do). Bob is a former youth minister and currently a professor of Catechetics at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He spoke at the Holy […]