Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is)

Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is) (BHARRIS)

4.81 stars, based on 69 reviews
Neither sex nor sexuality is the enemy. Young men need to rescue their sexuality from lust so they can experience it as God intended. Author Joshua Harris shows young men how lust deceives them. Specific and honest without being graphic, this book...

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5 Out of 5 Stars

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Wow. This book is golden. I sure didn't know what to expect, or why I felt led to buy this book, but it is amazing so far. I have read a lot of Joshua Harris' books, and every one of them, without fail, has left me speechless. This book, and all other Harris books for that matter, have the anointing of the Holy Spirit for sure. God is definitely using Josh in a mighty and powerful way with his talent for writing and his passion for the Lord.



With that said, I give this book five out of five stars.



Now, let me begin by saying that I have not read the book in its entirety, but I am in the middle of it right now and cannot put it down. This book gives you to tools and the knowledge to stop lust before it happens, to turn away those bad desires and thoughts, and replace them with better, healthier thoughts and desires. I'm not saying this book is the manual to combat unbridled sexual desire, because no one can battle it with just a book, they need God for that. But I am saying that this book can help a lot with managing thoughts and desires and actions that provoke one's self to lust. But ultimately, God is the only One who can help us with our desires and temptations for lust, and it's a good thing He's a helper.



My boyfriend of one year (and four months!) and I decided to start reading this book together, as a couple, so we have a hold on the lust in our hearts towards each other. Although we are in a healthy, Christ-centered relationship and have never even kissed or done anything sexually (it's by the grace of God!!), that desire for more is never ending, thus, causing us to lust in our hearts. We have discussed this on multiple occasions, and I decided to purchase this book and the two study guides that go along with it. (One for guys and one for girls) What we are doing, is reading a chapter a week out-loud together, and doing the separate study guides throughout the week on our own.



When I saw the title of this book, Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is), I would have never guessed it would be something for couples to read together, but the way Joshua lays down the foundation for lust, pornography, sexual impurity, and masturbation (among others) in a way that is deliberate and tasteful, makes it work. It is by no means awkward or weird to read it out loud with your significant other, because these topics are vital topics in a relationship. And Joshua Harris does a fantastic job analyzing lust from all angles, and providing combative resources to flee from lust and all it's desires.



I recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with the strangling grip of lust, and wants to remove the shackles from their wrists, break the chains, and run away from it. Lust is a hard thing to deal with, but by God's direction in your life, it will actually become less of a desire and more of a disgust. God can break any chain. God can. And this book says that. It shows you how to erase the lust in your life by turning to the One who can erase lust and sin. I also recommend this book to couples who want God first in their relationship, and who want to be completely pure in their thoughts and actions toward each other. Those who are striving for purity.



If you struggle with lust, pornography addiction, masturbation, sexual impurity, and all other forms of lust, then this book is for you. It's a great and easy read, and the work of God is definitely evident throughout the pages. Go buy it, it's worth it. It's so worth it.

a great book that all men from late teen to adult ...

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a great book that all men from late teen to adult should be reading. Graphic in the beginning, but also reveals truth that all men need to deal with and be able to counsel young men about.

A Must Read That Opens Honest Dialogue With Our Kids

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This is a Must Read for a parent to read with their child at the appropriate age. My husband is reading this, chapter by chapter, with our 14 yr old son. This book opens up intimate dialogue that produces honest, grace-based teaching moments and continues to bond the parent child relationship in this age when our kids are receiving innacurate information from peers and media influence. Our kids need to know and understand their sexuality in a healthy, God approved way that will mature them to being a healthy husband or wife in the future. Thank you, Joshua Harris, for being bold to write this much needed book.

A small but great book on one of the defining issues of our age...Lust

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Joshua Harris does a great job not only defining the issue of lust (within and outside the realm of sex), but challenging the read to seek the one true solution to one of the defining issues of the current age. What is that solution...a deeper understanding of God's purpose for our lives and the true intentions of what most people assume the problem is "sex". Joshua Harris also does a great job offering recommendations and guidelines for dealing with lust while again pointing to the need of a better and deeper relationship with the Spirit of God and His purpose for your life. A definite read for men and women alike.

Amazing and helpful

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straight to the point. this book packs a punch without making one feel that they are a lost cause. It is factual on target an gives lots of advice about how to be holy.

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