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Monday, August 4, 2014
'I'm Ashamed to Admit I Have a Problem With Masturbation'
depressed man "Was Jesus ever tempted sexually?"

This question was sheepishly and confidentially asked by a young man who took one of Christendom's premier preachers aside at a conference. Ern Baxter—whose message "Thy Kingdom Come" is the best message I have heard in my 45 years as a Christian—often shared the story. He knew as we age we easily forget the raging hormones and intense sexual struggles of earlier years.

His answer?

"Young man, the Bible tells us Jesus in His humanity can 'sympathize with our weaknesses as one who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin' " (Heb. 4:15).

Hearing the answer, the young man breathed a sigh of relief, thanked Mr. Baxter and quietly exited the room.

When I was a young, single man someone gave me a tract with this title, "I Could Never Tell Anyone I Have a Problem With..." The cover depicted a dejected young man sitting with his head buried in his hand, staring at the ground, obviously in torment.

I thought it was significant that the title didn't finish the sentence revealing the area of struggle. Solo sex is an uncomfortable topic that many people prefer to avoid.

In my library I have a more-than-500-page book by an internationally known Christian author on marriage and family life. The manual is a comprehensive reference book answering over 400 questions, yet to my knowledge there is not even one reference to the subject of this commentary.

I' m addressing it not to shock or be controversial or offend anyone but rather to help people wrestling with this challenging issue. Certainly our sex-saturated culture has a multitude of voices sharing their perspective. Doesn' read more
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