"From This Day Forward: Stay Pure"

It is exciting for us at Awesome Marriage to join with LifeChurch.tv and Pastor Craig Groeschel this month as they focus on marriage with the series “From This Day Forward.”  Each Tuesday in August,  Dr. Kim will lead us through each of the five topics in this series.  Watch Pastor Craig's message: http://live.lifechurch.tv

If you have been following me very long, you know this is a subject I am passionate about.  Staying pure before marriage and staying faithful in marriage is essential for you and your marriage.

First, let’s look at singles.  We live in a world that says sex before marriage is okay.  Actually, in many places it is a normal part of the dating relationship.  Everybody is doing it.  The problem comes with the fact that we are not just bodies.  We have souls.  We have feelings and emotions and sex is very much connected to these.  You leave a piece of your soul with everyone you sleep with and it takes a toll.  You may not feel it today but I promise you that one day you will.  Staying pure is not old fashioned.  God is not old fashioned.  Sex was His idea in the first place.  It is an incredible gift that He has given us to enjoy.  He simply says sex outside of marriage is wrong.  Not because He is trying to deprive us of enjoyment.  It is because He created us and He knows what works for us and what does not.  You may have blown it already but you can choose purity from this day forward.  God can redefine you sexually.  You can embrace His best for you.

If you are married, you made a covenant before God to remain faithful to your spouse.  Period.  The end.  Do not go there - ever.  The number of men and women having affairs today is overwhelming.  It is shattering marriages and families.  I see it every day in the counseling room.  I see almost as many women that have had affairs as I do men.    It is almost at an epidemic level.  So what can you do?  Never take step one.  I never have talked to someone that said they walked out the door one morning and said, “I think I will go have an affair today.”  That does not happen.  What does happen is that people flirt and have lunch or dinner with a co-worker of the opposite sex and confide personal things to someone of the opposite sex and the list of dangerous first steps goes on and on.

The bottom line is this: the best sex ever is in the context of a Christian marriage.  It is a blending of body and soul and I beg you to never settle for less.

Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim discusses the sexual relationship as well as other areas of marriage in these tow books.

“Preparing for an Awesome Marriage”

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“Living an Awesome Marriage.”

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