Episode 251

Looking Lustfully, M*sturbation & Perfectionism in Marriage | ACW251


October 23rd, 2023

42 mins 23 secs

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About this Episode

Questions answered this episode:

  • I have a hard time trying to determine if the way I look at women is sinful or not. Do you have any advice?
  • Is there any difference between touching different parts of my body and masturbation? I don’t understand why the latter is sinful while the former is perfectly acceptable.
  • Did you struggle with perfectionism when practicing NFP? Is the way I see NFP a contraceptive mentality? How can I feel more confident and not scared about the pleasure I’ll feel in marriage?

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