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Welcome to Google (whether Plus, Perfect Chaos, or the Celibacy Diaries). My name is Stacie D. Wyatt.  I am a published poet and writer (Chocolate Kisses; Love.Lust.Life., Miscarried, Conversing with Sexuality; Conversing with Salvation; Conversing with Normality; Conversations 1, Never Argue with an Autistic child and other special tales, and Conversations 2. ). 

 I am also a product and book reviewer for a few sites (BookSneeze, Blogging for Books, Bethany House, Edelweiss, Tyndale House, and Netgalley). I will post reviews here regularly. I post reviews on Perfect Chaos. 

I also have two kids: 13 years old and 3 year old. My oldest is Autistic and my youngest is developmentally delayed, autistic, and a few other things. I also enjoy writing about the ups and downs of parenting two differently-abled children.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

An Ouch Moment brought to you by Jennifer LeClaire's book

I am reading Jennifer LeClaire's book in exchange for review from Bethany House. I was reading a passage, while standing in line at church, waiting to order some iced coffee. It was one of those passages, which knocked you upside the head and makes you go Ouch. It talked about immorality and the church.

Product DetailsJennifer LeClaire: Spiritual Warrior's Guide to Defeating Jezebel (to overcome the spirit of control, idolatry, and immorality). (pp. 30-32)

The 21st century church is often willing to overlook sin because a person's gifts are bringing increase to a ministry. And this spiritual cancer called sexual immorality is metastasizing across many parts of the body today. (p. 30). 

Immorality's Cunning (pp. 31 to 31). 
Jesus said that Jezebel teaches God's servants to commit sexual immorality. No one is immune. Some who fall prey to Jezebel's seduction are new believers who are truly ignorant of the will of the Lord--or in deep bondage to the sinful flesh. They are saved by God's grace, but perhaps they do not immediately change their sinful ways. These new believers need the guidance of pastors who can offer godly, loving counsel and teachers who can expound on the Word of God in areas of sexual conduct and boundaries. Some may also need prophetic ministry to break demonic strongholds. 

Others whom Jezebel solicits successfully are Christians looking for ways to justify their self-will--sometimes with the Word of God as a backstop You can find many of these carnal believers penning articles for the internet. Some of them insist sex is acceptable in God's eyes if a couple is engaged. They often point to Mary and Joseph. Mary was betrothed (engaged) to Joseph, who considered divorcing her privately when she was found to be pregnant. Based on this example, they reason, a commitment to marry, annuls God's decision against sex before marriage.

Meanwhile, others draw near broad lines around the definition of sexual immorality, suggesting that fondling and oral sex outside of the bonds of marriage is within the acceptable boundaries of God's word. This type of information merely sets up believers for a devastating fall by beguiling them into walking a tightrope that spans the pit of Jezebel. Let's be clear: Sexual immorality is any sexual act outside of the covenant of marriage. Any sexual act. 




2 comments:

  1. Great post, Stacie!! I will make sure to check out the book!

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  2. It breaks my heart to see our young girls and women feel the need to have sex to catch a man or to just have fun. Ugh. Something you can never get back. Great post and the book sounds really interesting. Will put that on my reading list.

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