– Pray for patience, grace, and energy
– Bring in other more knowledgable Christians to help
– Offer some good apologetic and theological resources
– Pray that the Lord will use this to sharpen you
– Don’t violate your conscience. Rom 14:23
– Educate your conscience according to the Scriptures.
– Paul allows for women to pray and prophesy in 1 Cor 11.
– The prohibition against women speaking in 1 Cor 14:34-35 seems to refer to the judging prophecies (1 Cor 14:29-33).
– Judging prophecies would fall under the category of exercising authority over men, which is forbidden. 1 Tim 2:12
1. The nudist lifestyle is a sexual perversion according to the Bible. Gen 3, 9:21-25; Lev 18
2. We should not subject our children to such sexual perversions. Eph 6:4
3. Sometimes the most loving thing is to allow someone to feel how their sin cuts them off from others.
– No matter which side of the question you’re on, your disposition should be to serve your spouse.
– Open communication and patience are highly important in this area.
– We must differentiate between wants and needs. We need Christ all the time. Certain sexual acts belong in the realm of wants.
– The spouse desiring a particular act should consider the motive. Is it to fulfill a sexual fantasy associated with a sinful past? Or is it to cultivate a more meaningful and mutually pleasurable experience?
– Be encouraged by what your husband’s confession says about you and what it says about him.
– Keep your spouse’s sin in perspective: it is not unique; God affords all the resources to fight; your identity is in Him.
– Be available to your spouse sexually.
– Insist that your husband get help from brothers in Christ.