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So, I struggle with both porn and masturbation. A lot. I'm a teenage girl, and yes, a Christian. I know that porn is wrong, but can you help me with any biblical references that say that masturbation is wrong? It has to be, or else it wouldn't make me feel like crap afterward, but yeah. Just looking for some answers.

And any advice for climbing out of the sand I've sunk into? I can't find a foothold. I don't really have any Christian adults to turn to. I really need help, and prayer. Please.

There may or may not be verses in the Bible that speak directly to the physical act of masturbation. I have heard explanations both ways. However, there are a lot of verses that speak of the sin of lust. And, lust and masturbation usually or always (I am not trying to get into an argument on this part) go together. In other words, are you indulging in lust when you are masturbating? Again, there are many verses about the sin of lust.

Having said that, God does forgive. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins." 1 John 1:9 And, with every temptation, He does provide a way of escape. 1 Corinthians 10:13

I pray that He will show you the way of escape in the midst of the temptation and that you will take it. I also pray that you will put a plan in place ahead of time for what to do when temptation does come.

Besides being a physical battle as porn is so addictive, this is also a spiritual battle (a tough one) but God is there to help.

You have a good heart, it appears. God will work with that.
Please do not give up. There is always hope in God. He is bigger and badder than any temptation we face.

I recommend you pray that the Lord will place people in your life that are spiritually mature that you can confide in and rely on for support. You may have to look at respected Christian ladies to talk to that attend another church if you do not know any such ladies n your church. Or a counselor.

Freedom Begins Here has a 30 Day Devotional Journal full of scripture help that you may find useful. There is also a website you may want to check out that is designed for ladies struggling in this area. It is www.reachinghurtingwomen.com. I also know of a group of ladies that are very specifically ministering toward women and prayer. Their website is www.letspraytoday.com.

I hope this is helpful and that others will comment as well. And, I will also pray that the right Christian ladies cross your path to give you encouragement and hope.

Please, do not give up! There is hope!
by Rick, 10 months, 6 days ago

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