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Every Young Man's Battle
By Gondor44646
8/26/2009 4:21:51 PM
I just started reading this book called Every Young Man's Battle. It is a little bit extream. However it shows our sexuality as it is, and it shows God's law and how to abide by it. It is a great book. It has completely unwinded all of the sexual turmoil that I have been feeling. I understand God's love now. I don't hate being a young man anymore... I don't hate being a male. I understand that we have been given a certain challenge, but God still loves us despite how we are naturaly rebellious. He doesn't hate us for our sexual weakness.

Ether Chapter 12...

27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

I firmly believe that every young man struggling with sexual temptation should read this book. Period. Rather it be masturbation pornography premarital sex, anything. Before recognizing this I was left hopelessly confused why God would make us this way only to suffer sin, but this book helped me understand why I am the way I am without feeling hopeless or damned because of my temptations. God loves us, but now it is up to us to come close to him. Despite our nature, when we sin, we feel distant from our God even though he still loves us and wants us to come back.

By the way, I have been doing well against my problems, 20 days clear... Still not much, but the days no longer matter as so long as you're headed in the right direction. I'm feeling good.

Hope4Change, are you still there? I hope so... I think this would be a good book to read, it is a little humbling at first, but we must fallow God's law... My pride has been beaten out of me, I don't care if somebody caught me reading this book.

Comments:

Good job!    
"Just wanted to congratulate you on 20 days clean--don't minimize it! Each day is a step away from the addiction and a step closer to God and a happier, peace-filled life for you. I'm glad you found something that has been helpful for you. Thanks for sharing."
posted at 22:58:39 on August 26, 2009 by bikermom


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