Violation of the laws of God in the sexual arena, which can include homosexuality and other sexual perversions.

Brief Explanation:

The list of areas or activities of sexual deviance or dysfunction is nearly exhaustive; it is not necessary to state them all here. However, as a counselor it is necessary to understand the various lengths some will go to satisfy their sexual urges outside of how God intended, in the bonds of marriage. God intended for man and woman to receive full and complete satisfaction and joy within the bonds of marriage. With the introduction of videos, internet, etc. access to various types of immoral content has become easier than ever, with destructive results.

As a counselor, you will often be faced with attempting to bring restoration and healing to a couple where immorality has occurred, requiring much skill to bring healing, forgiveness, and the rebuilding of trust, if it is possible. Jesus acknowledged it was not always possible. Where immorality has turned to addiction, group and individual therapy, with strong accountability is often the best method of treatment. In either case, dealing with sexual sin is one of the most challenging of a counselor’s role, and must be managed with care.

The Word of God:

1 Thessalonians 4:3,4,7

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification an honor, For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.”

Hebrews 13:4

“Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”

2 Peter 2:9

“…then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment…”

1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you  are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”