Can You Pray Away Your Sex Drive?

BW column“Just because societal norms are to marry later (whether due to personal choice or due to circumstances in this fallen world — the latter being my situation at present), doesn’t mean our God-given sexuality is delayed along with the marriage plans. So how do we deal?”

That’s what one reader asked me for this week’s Boundless Answers. It’s a question I suspect all Christian single women ask, whether out loud or just in their own heads. I know I did. So what’s the answer?

Here’s a bit of what I wrote,

I’m not sure it will do any good to ask God to take away your biological urges. After all, He created you to have them, and to have them for a purpose. Your biological promptings are linked to God’s design. Your digestive system gives you hunger pangs to let you know your body needs more fuel. Your nervous system prompts you to remove your hand from hot appliances. Your sexual desires can be manipulated in many ways, but at
their core, they are designed by God to prompt you to be united in the
one flesh union of marriage.

You can read my full reply here. (And please do send your questions to editor@boundless.org for future columns.)