Pure Victory Podcast

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Summary

Matt and Braden dive into the relationship between sex and the idea of covenant as it relates to marriage.

Show Notes

Welcome to episode #14! In this week's podcast, Matt and Braden take a deep dive into the relationship between sex and covenant. There is much to God's design for sex, but the idea of covenant is one of the most powerful aspects to this design.

Here is a brief summary of the episode.

Covenant means to commit to relationship forever, unconditionally
To enter into a covenant with someone is to commit to giving your whole self to that person. When we're in a covenant relationship, we are vulnerable and surrender any leverage to make the other person act a certain way. Sex represents the greatest confirmation of a covenant because we are physically exposed with the one we're in covenant with - and now we are called to serve them.


There is a huge purpose in covenant
Marriages are covenant relationships and therefore have tremendous potential, power, and purpose in God's eyes. It's easy to get distracted by little things that annoy us about our spouse, or big things that they or us have done wrong. However, when we can choose to leave mistakes behind and come together in intimacy to solidify the covenant relationship we have, God will bear much fruit through our lives and we'll be partnering with His will in doing so.

Sex represents God's covenant to us
A new covenant is always confirmed with blood.  The hymen is the part of the female that tears and bleeds the first time it's torn. It never heals itself because covenant is supposed to be a one-time commitment. It binds us in spirit as oxytocin does chemically so that we are now in covenant with the person we are intimate with. It's direct symbolism is in Hebrews 10 when it describes us confidently going into the Most Holy Place that has been opened for us by the blood of Jesus.

God restores!
If you've made mistakes and have slept with people who aren't your spouse, there is hope for you to get restored. God forgives you and shows you that you can start anew today. Pray to Him to let things of your past go, to sever any bonds that you have with previous sexual partners, so that you can move forward in freedom today.

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Next week, Matt and Braden will talk about the "Porneia Standard," why Jesus used that word, and what it means for us today.

Resources
FamilyLife Canada:  Resources and events to strengthen your marriage
Pure Freedom Journey: Weekly training resources to conquer sexual addiction
Covenant Eyes Accountability Software: Use promo code RM30 for 30 days free
Restored Ministries Blog
Episode #2: Matt's Story: Quitting Porn...Twice
Episode #3: Braden's Story: Busted By His Wife
Episode #4: The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Episode #10: Masturbation: Helpful or Harmful?

Podcast Hosts
BRADEN HAFNER
Braden is the Regional Director in Alberta for FamilyLife Canada. He has been married for 12 years to his wife Kristen, and they live in Edmonton, Alberta. He is passionate about seeing marriages grow and thrive, and helping couples move to a deeper oneness with one another and with God. FamilyLife Canada has a variety of resources and events to help you and your spouse take your marriage to the next level. See what would benefit you at www.familylifecanada.com


MATT CLINE
Matt and his wife Louise raise their little guy, David, in Edmonton, Alberta. He is honored to do what he can to tackle the epidemic of pornography and sexual perversion in every way possible. Seeing lives and marriages get free and experience the love of God in profound ways is what drives him every day. He leads Restored Ministries, is a certified speaker and coach for the John Maxwell Team, and formerly played hockey in the WHL and for Hockey Canada. You can visit www.restoredministries.ca.

What is Pure Victory Podcast?

Faith-based inspiration to win at sex, conquer porn, and find purpose in staying free forever.