Posted by sassyfrancesca on July 10, 2008, at 10:37:58
In reply to Re: Yes,its wrong, our bodies are a Temple-to the Lord » bride of christ, posted by SteelyDan on April 30, 2008, at 12:21:15
I was brought up as a believer, and no one ever talked about masturbation being wrong. I think God wants us to use our common sense......I know about the "spilling seed thing."
BUt, I am a woman. I was married for 31 years to an abuser, and then got the courage to divorce him. I then met with a kind of abuse I'd never heard of (digressing here); SPIRITUAL abuse; my church of 31 years voted me out of membership, with my name up on a big screen, followed by the words: "Conduct Unbecoming A Child of God."
www.churchabusepoetrytherapy.com (faith-based poems of anguish, healing hope and comfort came pouring from my wounded soul).
What I went through was horrific.
I think a lot of christians make things more confusing by questioning so much, which should be common sense.
I have remained celibate for all of the years I have been alone. It isn't easy, because after having sex for 31 years....well.....I am a very passionate person. Not being touched, living alone, etc.....is excruciating.
Babies die without human touch; adults just suffer.....therefore....if I need to touch myself (anywhere), common sense tells me that is why I was given hands......(kind of tongue-in-cheek)...sheesh.