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Masturbation and guilt

September 18, 2016



In this episode, Andrew Ray and Barbara Lane talk with Mike Emlet and Winston Smith about masturbation and a lack of guilt. The discussion was prompted by a listener’s question: “Why don’t I feel guilty when I commit sins that I know are wrong? My particular sin is masturbation. I’m preparing for the ministry, and that’s something that I absolutely want to stop. I’ve talked it over with some friends, but I’m still amazed at my lack of guilt.”

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Mike Emlet


Mike is a faculty member and counselor at CCEF, where he has served since 2001. He holds a doctor of medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Prior to joining CCEF, Mike worked as a family physician for eleven years. He has particular interests in working with ministry leaders and with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and OCD. He has published numerous books, including CrossTalk (New Growth Press, 2009), Descriptions and Prescriptions (New Growth Press, 2017), and Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners (New Growth Press, 2021).

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