The Bible tells us to deal rather harshly with our sexual sins. “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry” (Colossians 3:5).
We are to “put to death” all sexual immorality. What does that look like? How do we do that, exactly? I suggest you do three things in an effort to put your sexual sins to death. This is how you can kill your sexual desires and temptations:
- Starve them.
- Rebuke them.
- Replace them.
Don’t misunderstand. Killing off your sexual immorality won’t be easy.
Dr. Frances Cohen Praver writes, “No matter the quality or quantity of sex, some people remain hungry for more and more sex. It’s as though they are sexually insatiable. Most often, their insatiable sexual hunger is related to deep-rooted psychological factors. Toxic early childhood relationships can influence their sexual hunger in adulthood.”
Recovery Step: Putting sexual immorality to death won’t be easy, but it can be done. So what do you do with your desires and temptations? Try this: (a) starve them, (b) rebuke them, and (c) replace them.