Your sexual struggles reveal your wounds, but they also reveal the trafficked longings of your heart.
I’ve Been Told by a friend of mine that often my sexual struggles may have to do with my parents.
I’ve been reading a book called.
Unwanted: how sexual Brokenness reveals our way to Healing.
This book is really speaking to my heart. It’s speaking to the relationship that I had with my parents growing up. This is not to slam my parents but it’s just reality. I know my parents loved me that was evident. But my dad never came to my events and my mom was very non nurturing. There is no blame here it was just my surroundings.
The quote this morning out of the book really spoke to me and gave me pause.
Study Your Anger and Lust
Anger and lust are easy to scapegoat due to the harm they produce in our lives. The more generative approach, however, is curiosity. At this point in your journey, lust exposes your demand to be filled. But if you listen to your lust, it will reveal a holy desire for belonging. Anger now exposes your demand for control. But if you study your anger, you will find that it produces a remarkable radar for injustice. The journey out of unwanted sexual behavior begins by recognizing that your struggles may be the most honest dimension of your life. Your sexual struggles reveal your wounds, but they also reveal the trafficked longings of your heart.
Psa 91:9 — 13
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.