Did Adam and Eve have sex before the fall? When I have crossed a boundary sexually, it is hard not to give up afterwards. I know this is a lie, but it feels like the truth. Even though I believe God forgives me, I still failed. Can you offer advice or resources to help? When a person passes away, we pray for his or her soul, but what about the body?
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Q1: Did Adam and Eve have sex in Eden? If yes, why does the Bible say that Adam "knew" Eve only after the fall? And their love was fruitful after the fall, not before, in Eden (they did not have children in Eden). Thank you so much and God bless you.
Q2: I am new to TOB but have found what I have experienced of it so far to be very helpful. My question is related to a mindset and heart change when it comes to sexual sins. When I have crossed a boundary sexually, it is hard not to give up afterwards. My mind tells me that I have already failed, so it doesn't matter if I try to be pure in that area of failure in the future. It feels like there is no going back. I know this is a lie, but it feels like the truth. Even though I believe God forgives me, I still failed. Can you offer advice or resources to help?
Q3: Hi Wendy and Christopher, your podcast has blessed me over 1.5 years. I love it!
Here's my question: When a person passes away, we pray for his or her soul, but what about the body?
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