On Sunday after one of my classes, a student came up to me with a question. She had been told by a Christian counselor that masturbation was not a sin. She’d heard teaching on sex within the Church, but she’d never heard anyone address that specific issue. She just wanted to know if her counselor was right.
That makes my heart feel tense. I made her a commitment right then and there that I would write a blog post on the topic this week. (A commitment I’m regretting right now, because I’m already embarrassed that I wrote the word ‘masturbation.’)