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Is Masturbation A Sin?

March 18, 2021 Mike Frazier, MD
Strong Men Strong Marriages
Is Masturbation A Sin?
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Strong Men Strong Marriages
Is Masturbation A Sin?
Mar 18, 2021
Mike Frazier, MD

This is a big question for many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

But, it's the wrong question.

Today I'm joined by Daniel Burgess, DanielABurgess.com, a Marriage and Family Therapist and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

We review some of the Church's teachings about sexuality and masturbation over time, which Daniel has studied extensively and reported about on his website.

But, in our personal work and work with clients, we've discovered that the question "is masturbation a sin" leads you down the wrong path.

Learn the better questions to ask in today's episode.

Summary:

-The question “is masturbation a sin” reflects rigid, black or white and somewhat immature thinking

-The better questions to ask are “how do I want to use my sexuality?” and “is this thinking and behavior drawing me closer to God and my wife, or pulling me away?”

-The law of chastity and scriptures do not specifically mention masturbation

-Use personal revelation to see how masturbation fits (or doesn’t fit) into your life and marriage


Dr. Mike


P.S. Watch for my new program, Essential Skills For A Happy Marriage, opening at the end of this month. Having a happy marriage isn’t a matter of chance, or even finding “the one.” It’s about learning to build trust, have fun, communicate clearly and enjoy great intimacy. And you’ll learn EXACTLY how to do that in this course. Watch for the course in 2 weeks. If you haven’t joined my email list yet, visit http://mikefraziermd.com to join so you can be notified when it opens.







Show Notes

This is a big question for many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

But, it's the wrong question.

Today I'm joined by Daniel Burgess, DanielABurgess.com, a Marriage and Family Therapist and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

We review some of the Church's teachings about sexuality and masturbation over time, which Daniel has studied extensively and reported about on his website.

But, in our personal work and work with clients, we've discovered that the question "is masturbation a sin" leads you down the wrong path.

Learn the better questions to ask in today's episode.

Summary:

-The question “is masturbation a sin” reflects rigid, black or white and somewhat immature thinking

-The better questions to ask are “how do I want to use my sexuality?” and “is this thinking and behavior drawing me closer to God and my wife, or pulling me away?”

-The law of chastity and scriptures do not specifically mention masturbation

-Use personal revelation to see how masturbation fits (or doesn’t fit) into your life and marriage


Dr. Mike


P.S. Watch for my new program, Essential Skills For A Happy Marriage, opening at the end of this month. Having a happy marriage isn’t a matter of chance, or even finding “the one.” It’s about learning to build trust, have fun, communicate clearly and enjoy great intimacy. And you’ll learn EXACTLY how to do that in this course. Watch for the course in 2 weeks. If you haven’t joined my email list yet, visit http://mikefraziermd.com to join so you can be notified when it opens.