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David Powlison

Sexual Sin and the Wider, Deeper Battle

Journal of Biblical Counseling 24:2

In this article, David Powlison argues that sexual sins are obvious and obviously destructive. But the Bible does not address sexual sin as an isolated sin—it is part of a family of sins including anger, fear, pride, false worship. Powlison maintains that counselors must look at these wider, deeper battles to see how they interweave with sexual sin. He concludes that, ultimately, the deeper battle is this: who or what controls a person’s heart?

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