Why I let my Christian son have a bikini poster in his room

Biblical Gender Roles

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If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would allow my 14 year old son to have a swim suit poster in his room I would have told you that you were nuts. The reason is because I, like many Christians today, was raised in an environment that taught us that being sexually aroused by the sight of a woman’s body, other than a woman you were married to, was sin. This was included in a broader definition of lust that is taught in most churches today.

I would never argue that the Bible does not condemn lust, because it definitely does.

But after a great deal of Biblical soul searching, as well biological reference searching (the chemistry of how the brain works) I came to a very different conclusion than what my upbringing taught me. The Bible never condemns a person being sexually aroused by the…

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