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Paul Tautges Christian Blog and Commentary

Lust Is a Female Struggle Too!

  • Paul Tautges

    Paul Tautges has served Immanuel Bible Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as pastor since 1992. He is also an adjunct professor of biblical counseling and conference speaker. Paul has authored eight books including Counsel One Another, Comfort Those Who Grieve, The Discipline of Mercy, and Brass Heavens. He is also the editor of the popular Help! discipleship counseling booklet series (24 titles). Paul is a NANC Fellow and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He and his wife Karen are the parents of ten children. Paul blogs regularly at

  • 2013 Sep 28
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Is lust a male problem? The answer is a resounding NO.

For all of human history lust has damaged the human soul and wreaked havoc on relationships, destroying too many marriages to count. Yet the church has largely ignored this problem. And when it has addressed it the focus has almost exclusively been directed at men, as if lust were a gender-specific sin. But this is simply not the case. Women struggle too.

This need is addressed by the Biblical Counseling Coalition in a recent interview with biblical counselor Rachel Coyle, author of HELP! She's Struggling with Pornography.

Be sure to also read Carolyn McCulley's recent post at her Radical Womanhood blog, "Lust: Not for Men Only."

Help for men too: Rachel's booklet is a companion to Brian Croft's booklet, HELP! He's Struggling with Pornography. Check out Brian's booklet here.

You will find both booklets to be helpful resources for personal study, counseling, and small-group discussion.