Sexual stress? Do you, as cross cultural workers, think that it couldn’t happen to you? It can and does.
“Could it happen to you, a cross-cultural worker? Of course, it could. You are human, aren’t you? It is a natural human tendency to grow to like people with whom we spend time, so much so that even people taken hostage often grow to like their captors, and the captors grow to like their hostages.
“It is even more likely that you will like people with whom you are working, and that liking may become sexual attraction. People can gradually “slide” into sexual sin over a period of time.” (Ron Koteskey)
The Sexual Slide of Cross Cultural Workers
That tendency to “slide” is something to be aware of, or as the Bible says, to “be on the alert” because of the threat of the enemy of our faith.
Just because you are “working” for the Lord on the mission field, and you are anointed by God to do His work, it doesn’t mean that you won’t experience sexual tension and areas of temptation. As Ron said, “You’re human, aren’t you?”
Even if you are married, and probably because you are married, the enemy of our faith targets you all the more. The enemy is working overtime to bring the ministry that God is doing through you, down. Sexual stress is just one of many areas that are under attack. This is a vulnerable area of your life where giving into temptation can cause you to fall, BIG TIME!!!
Ron Koteskey gives biblical examples of this. He goes into some of the situations you need to consider. This can make you better aware and more cautious in the future of “dangers” that can threaten your marriage. It can also threaten the ministry the Lord has given you.
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