Sex is pleasurable on many levels and sometimes the desire for sexual affirmation is overwhelming. Sex not only feels good physically, it also satisfies emotional and spiritual needs—when practiced within the bonds of marriage. Unfortunately, because of the satisfying nature of sex within marriage, your body and mind can fool you into thinking that it will be satisfying outside of marriage as well.
When a person of the opposite sex shows interest in you, you feel affirmed and attractive; you feel a spark that you thought was out for good, and you want more of it.
Laura Petherbridge says, "Many times when you first start dating again, it's been so long since anybody has treated you this nicely, or made you feel special, that it's easy to drop your guard."
There is a better way to fulfill these desires. Jesus Christ can meet your every need. He can satisfy the hunger within you. God has called you to rise above your feelings and be filled with Him.
"I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people. I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him" (Ephesians 1:18-19 NLT).