“We typically think of integrity as the ability to resist temptation by resolve. And that’s a good thing; self-discipline is a good thing. But there is another level of integrity, the kind where you don’t even want the seduction that is being presented to you. Goodness runs so deep, so pervasive through your character and your being that you don’t even want it. We respect the man who is able to reject sexual temptation. But how much more the man whose soul is such that he does not want any woman but the woman he loves and is married to.” – Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge
If this is the goal that is set before us by God, then we all fall short. Achieving this level of sexual integrity may seem impossible or hopeless, but those are the words of the enemy. Yes, it will take some hard work on your part. Yes, there are consequences for our previous actions that will need to be reconciled and dealt with. Yes, you can do it and I believe in you.
Come along and let’s walk this journey together. As Proverbs 27:17 states, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man does to another.” United we stand, divided we fall.