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God doesn’t have a problem that you have incredible passions, but keeping those passions tended to is a central key to maintaining the relationships you have.  Check out the outline below and the video above to learn more!


  • Are great relationships possible?

Stay Pure

(Hebrews 13:4) Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

(Ephesians 5:3) But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality…

(1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, 7) It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God…For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

(Proverbs 5:8) Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house.

(1 Corinthians 6:18-20) Flee from sexual immorality…You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.

  • Passions need parameters.

(Galatians 5:24 NLT) Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.

  • God doesn’t have a problem with the fact that you have a fire. He just wants you to be careful how you burn it.

Tending to Your Passion Fire

  1. Make a commitment to God’s standards.

(Psalm 139:9) How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.

  1. Manage your mind.

(Job 31:1) I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully on a girl.

(Psalm 101:3) I will set before my eyes no vile thing.

  1. Magnify the consequences.

(Proverbs 6:32) But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.

  1. Maintain proper relationships.

(Proverbs 13:20) He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

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(2 Corinthians 7:10) Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.


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