Celibacy, Marriage, or Surrender

Mark Sanders | Harvest USA

Whenever you are ministering to someone who is struggling with same-sex attraction, the question of the future possibility of marriage will probably come up. Sometimes well-intentioned shepherds and counselors will steer a person either towards celibacy or marriage. The reasons for encouraging one of these two options are crucial. Much of what has been written on this topic, from both extremes, comes from unbiblical or extra-biblical premises. Instead of arriving at a forgone conclusion about God’s will in this area, wisdom, understanding, love, and patience are needed to help each particular individual work through what it means to surrender this future possibility to the providential leading of the Holy Spirit.