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Is it sinful to look at a woman (or man) and lust after her (or him)? If so, how is one to choose ones partner, if one is prohibited to lust after the potential partner one fancies?

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Can you name one thing that could NOT be done by other institutions if we did not have churches? The churches are superfluous to requirements in The Age of Reason. All they are now are a thinly-disguised means of exploiting the simple and vulnerable.

Did a church ever exploit you or someone you know? If yes, How?

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Lust is different from attraction, when you are attracted to a person, it doesn't mean you should lust after that person. In choosing a spouse, attraction is necessary, but lust isn't.

Here are guidelines on how to select a spouse-for guys,

1. Attraction

2. Prayers-Go to God and ask if that's the person designed for you

3. Make a move: Once you find out that the person is your partner, then approach her

4. Introduce yourself, and express how you feel about her,

5. Her opinion of you-Find out if she feels the same about you,

6. Please tell her to pray about it too-once she ready

7. Start dating and please get to know her before marriage, don't rush to the altar, walk to the altar.

A broken relationship is better than a broken marriage, can two walk together except they agree, ?

Ladies if you want me to write some for you too, please let me know!!!

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watch this video

Or look for my post about Benny Hinn and see if what this guys pebbles is not deceit?

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Well, this matter is strictly between you, your conscience and God.

But if you are talking of pre-marital sex, it is wrong by Christian standards.

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I meant, should I exercise lustfulness towards someone with the view that we may one day get married?

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You mean in marriage?

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Thank you. Physical attraction, would you not define this as some degree of lust. The managing or control of lust is another thing. Am just after clarifying whether while searching for ones partner, would it be sinful to feel physical attraction towards someone else.

Given that lust is a natural thing what is wrong with exercising it in the "right way"

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I would scarcely be human if I have never felt physical attraction towards someone else. The attraction in itself is neither right nor wrong . It is what we DO with the attraction that matters.

The general rule is: we should control this attraction, we should not let it control us. Otherwise terrible things begin to happen.

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Agree again. What I am saying is that there is such a thing as physical attraction towards people, express sometimes as lust. Now is it wrong to feel physically attracted to someone else?

Do you, or have you ever felt physical attraction towards someone else?

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Lust tends to reduce the person you are lusting after to just an object of pleasure. It blinds one the true humanity of the other person.

I am not an expert on marriage counseling, but I would suggest NOT to put lust in the first place while choosing a partner. There is much more to a man/woman than just sex.

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100% again with this one.

In my view, lust is one of the things that draws you to your potential partner. Thereafter, you are both to assess each other for suitability and compatibility. Don't u agree?

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Notice that relationships based on lust alone do not stand the test of time. Your choice of a marriage partner should be based on things more lasting than lust. Do u feel me?

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Ok whats the notion then?

Man can do whatever He wants?

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In my world-view, there is no notion of sin.

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Oh my days

Therationa what does it say in your religion?

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Are you saying that if a single man (woman) looks at a woman (man) and lust after her (him), that is adultery?

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Have made the change. In what context is lust sinful then?

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Many thankx, I agree. Wrongly worded title. I will amend. Thankx

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You based your arguement on Adultery not for the singles. To commit an adultery you have to be married first.

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thnkx. How about the 2nd part of the question? Can you give that a go?

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