AfterThought: Episode 18 – A Wife Warns Against Lust

Today, dear one, my episode is one of the most serious I’ve ever recorded. If you’ve never listened to my podcast, or any podcast, before please let this one be the first one you hear. Joining me on the program is a very close friend, who is remaining anonymous due to the graphic nature of the discussion. It was due to deep concern, and love for the brethren, that she decided to come and speak publicly against pornography, lust, and adultery. This was not something she took lightly, or did gladly, but that she was compelled to do so for the glory of God. Please, my friends, if you could pray for her, for her family, and for this episode, I would be so grateful.

Also, although I say this every time, I mean it much more today, please share this. Statistically, you know someone struggling with this. You sit next to a broken hearted wife, and shame filled husband, each Sunday. Please share this episode so that leaders in the church can hear this, and so that those struggling can hear that there is actually an answer. There are ways to avoid this sin. There are plans, battle plans, that you and your family can put into place to guard your heart. You don’t have to continue to feel helpless, and you don’t have to feel alone. If you’re the wife that has dealt with this, you will be blessed by my friends story. If your the husband that has dealt with this, you will find good, Biblically sound, solid advice in this episode. If you’re the leader, elder, teacher, or pastor that has not addressed this, please listen and reconsider. Share, like, comment, subscribe, you can find all the links in my profile thanks to the kind help of a dear sister. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

6 thoughts on “AfterThought: Episode 18 – A Wife Warns Against Lust”

  1. Sister, thank you to you and your guest for broaching this “taboo” topic. Pastors and church leaders need to get real about sexual temptation and sin instead of sweeping it under the rug and pretending it doesn’t exist. I believe some/many of the problems that people have with their God-given sexuality was because the church historically portrayed sex as an evil unmentionable rather than a beautiful God-given gift between husband and wife. It’s no mistake that God gave us the Song of Solomon as part of the Bible. There’s MUCH work to do on this to correct old erroneous attitudes and help those who struggle with sexual sin.

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    1. I agree, brother, 💯! One of the things the puritans actually addressed in a very pure and beautiful way was this, although I spent so much time hearing about this topic in the way that you described here that when I first started reading from the “old paths” it made me uncomfortable. I can remember hearing a friend tell me, after being married, that she still felt like it was sinful. I’m always trying to work on balance, do you think this imbalance in the church is an overreaction from the sexual revolution?

      And thank you for listening, I’ll relay your encouraging response to her.

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      1. Thanks, sister.

        RE: I first started reading from the “old paths” it made me uncomfortable.

        I remember the first time I read the Song of Solomon I was quite shocked that it was part of the Bible, the openness and honesty was so contrary to what I had been taught.

        RE: do you think this imbalance in the church is an overreaction from the sexual revolution?

        Having grown up in the sexual revolution during the 60s, it was clear that a lot of it was a reaction to the “sex is dirty, sex is unmentionable” attitudes that the church dealt in. I think the church is still dragging its feet rather than teaching/promoting a godly, Biblical understanding.

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