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Why do We Have Such Strong Sexual Feelings if Pre-Marital Sex is Wrong?

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God has placed inside every person a strong desire for sex. He wants you to have it. Which may make you wonder why He made your desires so powerful if you can’t enjoy them right now. Is God playing a cosmic joke on you?

Not at all. Be thankful you have that strong desire. You also need to realize that because people today mature physically during their early teens and often don’t marry until their early to late twenties, there are years and years of struggle to keep your desires under control.

It hasn’t always been that way. Until the last 100 years or so, people generally married within a year or two after they reached physical maturity. Today, you have a tough course to run. Our sex-saturated society doesn’t help much either.

But remember, God has given you all the power you need to keep your sexual desires under control. Following His advice in 2 Timothy 2:22 will help: “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

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