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Masturbation, Emotional Growth, and Abundant Living

Updated: Jul 4

I recently had the pleasure of welcoming back Matt Cline to our program. Matt has been instrumental in guiding many through the complexities of sexual brokenness, and his insights never fail to enlighten and inspire. Our conversation delved into the often-taboo topics of masturbation, emotional health, and the life-changing shift from scarcity to abundance. I'm excited to share with you the profound lessons and insights from our discussion.



The Unspoken Struggle: Is Masturbation a Sin?


Masturbation is a topic that's rarely discussed openly, yet it's a prevalent issue, especially among men. Matt and I explored the nature of masturbation and its widespread struggle. Matt pointed out that masturbation often begins in silence and isolation, where pleasure becomes an escape from reality. Despite its prevalence, many grapple with the moral and spiritual implications of this act.


"Masturbation feels good, and so we learn about it from an early age... but there's that hidden shame that's in isolation where we find that pleasure as an escape."

So, is masturbation a sin?


Matt emphasized that while masturbation isn't explicitly mentioned in scripture, understanding God's character reveals His design for sexual activity to be within the context of marriage. Solo sex, therefore, falls outside of this design. The urge to masturbate often signals deeper issues—a longing to escape or numb out. By addressing the heart's longings, we can embark on a transformative journey of healing.


Emotional Health: The Key to True Joy and Connection


Our emotional well-being is crucial in our journey through sexual brokenness. Matt shared a powerful story of transformation where a man learned to recognize and express his emotions, leading to freedom from infidelity and pornography. This story underscores the importance of emotional maturity and its impact on our ability to live a life of joy and connection.


From Scarcity to Abundance: A Shift in Mindset


One of the most impactful parts of our conversation was the discussion on scarcity versus abundance. Matt explained how a scarcity mindset leads to isolation and disconnection, much like Adam and Eve focusing on the one thing they lacked. He encouraged us to cultivate gratitude and thankfulness, which can profoundly change our perspective and lessen the hold of temptation.


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"We're made to be complete, but we're made incomplete. It's kind of like we're made as an incomplete puzzle, but God is that missing puzzle piece."

Resources for Healing and Wholeness


As we wrapped up our conversation, Matt highlighted the resources available through Restored Ministries, such as the Pure Freedom Community and the Pure Victory Podcast. These platforms offer support and guidance for those navigating the challenges of sexual brokenness.


Final Thoughts


Our discussion was a reminder that the journey towards healing and wholeness is not just about overcoming a behavior but understanding the desires of our hearts and aligning them with God's best for us. It's about moving from a life of scarcity to one of abundance, where we can experience true peace and fulfillment.


I hope this blog post has provided you with valuable insights and encouraged you to seek a deeper understanding of your emotional health and the abundant life that awaits you. If you're struggling with these issues, know that you're not alone and that we are ready to support you on your journey.

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