Saturday, September 13, 2008

Use It or Lose It

I came across an interesting study this week. It seems that if older men do have not have regular sex they have a higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction.

As I think about this biblically, I keep sex in it’s proper place which is marriage. Here is the verse that came to mind: So don't refuse sex to each other, unless you agree not to have sex for a little while, in order to spend time in prayer. Then Satan won't be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 1 Corinthians 7:5

I guess the study would show another reason to follow scripture. If a marriage is chaste then the only legitimate sex is between the husband and wife within that marriage. This study would show that if a husband is denied that legitimate regular relationship, then the future might be affected as well as the present.

On the other hand the loss of desire may be a mercy when the marriage relationship is not following the biblical pattern. That would sure make it easier to resist temptation.

Philip

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