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Is Masturbation Always Sinful? Does it Always Come from Lust?

Not surprisingly, my article, “What does the Bible Say about Masturbation? Is Masturbation a Sin?” stirred up a certain amount of controversy. A reader’s comment on that article led to this follow-up article: “Can You Masturbate Without Lusting? What about Matthew

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Can You Masturbate Without Lusting? What about Matthew 5:27-30?

A reader named David left this comment on my previous article, “What does the Bible Say about Masturbation? Is Masturbation a Sin?”: Hi Lee, Thanks for the article. I tend to agree with you. Masturbation seems to be practical outlet

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What does the Bible Say about Masturbation? Is Masturbation a Sin?

This month three Spiritual Conundrums have been submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life on the subject of masturbation. First, from “Hmmm”: A question has been bugging me a lot lately, what is your opinion on masturbation and pornography, if that’s

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Is there a Biblical Basis for Wives Divorcing their Physically Abusive Husbands?

(Note: This post is an edited version of an answer I recently wrote and posted on Christianity StackExchange. You can see the original question on StackExchange here, and the StackExchange version of my answer here.) Since the Bible was written in a

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Is Sex Before Marriage Forbidden in the Bible?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Kimberly: Hi Lee! I was wondering if sex before marriage is forbidden in the Bible. . . and if it is, why? I have

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“God Hates Divorce” vs. “Do Not Be Unfaithful to the Wife of Your Youth”

Up until a few days ago (as I write this), David Petraeus had a life that many would envy, and that many more looked up to. He had retired from the U.S. Army as a four star General after a

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What Does the Bible Say about Video Games? Part 1

There’s an old saying that’s popular among political candidates and publicity hounds: “All press is good press.” Colleen Lachowicz is finding out whether or not this is true. Who is Colleen Lachowicz? Colleen Lachowicz is a Democratic candidate for state senator

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