Hello Dear Listeners, welcome to overcoming temptations. My name is Oyisi Okatahi. Today our topic is titled: The Risk of Multiple Sexual Partners. Sexual attraction is natural and put there by God. However God expects us to fulfill it within the boundaries of marriage. If something is good but abused it becomes wrong. When you look at animals let’s take for example cows, sheep, or even lions most male animals have multiple females in their herd or family. This dormant male, usually called the alpha male will have access to many females. However some other animals live pigeons, bald eagles and wolves mate for life, meaning they have only one partner or are monogamous. So there is a tendency for a man to desire multiple women even if he has a wife that is loving and caring. A woman will not usually desire to have multiple men in her life once she has one man that love, protects and takes of her, although there could be exceptions. However we men can control our natural instincts with training, self control, prayer and determination. I like dogs and naturally dogs are carnivores meaning they kill and eat other animals, that is why if a dog sees a chicken it would like to chase it to kill it to eat. However with training dogs are able to eat cooked food and this is what we give our domestic dogs. So natural instinct can be overcome. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:23″I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive. So the fact that you may feel that you can date and sleep with many women, is it to your benefit or to your destruction.
There are several implications of sleeping with multiple partners, they include 1. betrayal of trust- you betray trust of the person who loves you, probably your wife who loves you and expects you to be faithful. 2. Sexually transmitted diseases- you face the risk of contacting various dangerous diseases like HIV , you may say you will protect yourself with a condom, but sometimes you lose control and the condom does not work as expected 3. Unwanted and unprepared for pregnancies- this could lead to unwanted pregnancies and you bring in children to the world who will suffer emotionally, financially, and psychologically due to your poor decision, 4. It can affect you psychologically, you will discover you are not well coordinated- It could affect your relationship with your family, friends and colleagues, somehow you just find out you are not emotionally balanced 5. It can lead to sexual addiction- When you are now addicted to sex it could ruin your life, you will no longer be able to control yourself and will make mistakes that will put you in big trouble. For instance there was this Gynecologist doctor who had sexual addiction and wanted to sleep with all his patients, he did not only loose his job but was also arrested and received threats to his life and 6. which is the most of all – It displeases God who said your body is his temple and should be honored. We need to please God because someday we shall give account of our lives to HIM. May the Lord grant you the grace to avoid multiple sexual partners in Jesus name. Amen.