SUPERHEROES AND SEX

Despite all of Batman’s strength, he still struggled to do what was right sexually when it came to Vicki Vale and other women in his life. Superman & Spiderman, despite all their power, couldn’t resist the sexual temptations of Lois Lane and Mary Jane.


Many biblical superheroes have had their share of struggles with sexual temptation too. Samson was the strongest man in the Bible; Solomon was the wisest man in the Bible; and David was the one called “a man after God’s own heart,” but all three of them struggled and LOST when it came to sexual temptation. I guess even our greatest heroes struggle with what is possibly man’s greatest weakness… sexual purity.

This year alone, the porn industry will make more money than the NFL, MLB and NBA combined. On the internet alone, you will find…
  • 4.2 million pornographic websites (12% of total websites)
  • 372 million pornographic pages
  • 25% of daily search engine requests are people searching for pornography.
  • 1.5 million people a day will visit a pornographic website

Sadly, there have been many Godly men, husbands and fathers that haven’t fared much better than our so-called superheroes. Countless strong men of God, have crashed-and-burned when it came to their weakness of sexual temptation.

But then I met Joseph, a true superhero (Genesis 39). A man who despite the sexual advances of the boss’ wife, said no to her offers. Joseph did three things right when he was tempted…
  • He refused (Genesis 39:8). He did not sit down and discuss it with her. He simply said, “No!”
  • He removed the temptation (Genesis 39:10). He didn’t go around her and wouldn’t spend any time with the woman who was tempting him sexually.
  • He ran (Genesis 39:12). When she grabbed him by the coat and said, “Come to bed with me,” he didn’t stick around even long enough to be polite. He simply ran out of the house.
Solomon had much to say in the book of Proverbs (here, here and here) about men learning to say “No!” to sexual temptation

Simply put, men … be strong. Do the things Joseph did. Refuse. Remove. Run. Keep your mind pure. AND, it helps to keep your pants zipped.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Gina says:

    I guess that's why we're supposed to "resist Satan" but "flee sexual immorality." When my teens say "why don't you trust me?" I always say, "I don't even trust ME in that situation!" As a person who failed in this area, I give a hearty amen to your point about discussing it. Attractions can fizzle if left unfed, but if you both admit to it, it almost always has to play out.

  2. underthebigbluesky says:

    i love how you speak so plainly and honestly trey about things others won't touch.

    and the fact that as a woman my spam folder is full of offers for things i couldn't imagine, it is a problem.

    been absent awhile but finding my way back here is an inspiration.

  3. Coffee With Marty... says:

    Internet filters!

    http://www.cleaninter.net

    http://www.internetsafety.com/

    Especially if its kids that have the computer. We need to hear these things more often. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Janice Garrison says:

    Great article Trey-“preach on brother.”

    The first part of verse 16 in Hebrews 12 says – See that no one is sexually immoral – and Eph 5:3 says- But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. (NIV)

    The KJV says for the word “hint” – let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints.

    In the NIV there are 18 references in the New Testament warning against sexual immorality. This is very serious to God and our society hardly bats an eye about it, in fact it strongly encourages sexual immorality. I know it is something we as the body of Christ should pay close attention to.

    Sorry…my passion is showing :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Be careful Little eyes what you see.
    Be careful Little eyes what you see.
    For the Father up above is looking down with love
    So be careful Little eyes what you see.

    Be careful little hands….

    Rob

  6. Anonymous says:

    Trey,
    I can't thank you enough for this post. I am constantly searching through you blogs seeking advice to help guide me when I am too proud, or embarrassed to ask myself. However, today you happen to post the perfect advice, that hits very close to home. I can't imagine how you’ve helped those that fallow Christ, because you have has changed my life as a non-believer forever.
    Thank You!
    Thank You!
    Thank You!

  7. Preston Belt, Beautiful Downtown Lockney, Texas says:

    This is not an easy comment!!! Being a single man, the world is full of women claiming to be Godly women, but yet they always seem to find a way to make that sexual advance (I do to for that matter, can't blaim it all on the woman). I pray daily Paul's prayer to the Colossians "praying for and asking God to fill me with knowledge of his will through ALL spitirtual wisdomand understanding". Plus my newly intstituted no dating policy has helped tremendously. Helps me to clear my mind and get me whole. Thanks Trey!!!

  8. Brie says:

    Did you do the Twilight-esque picture on purpose? I'm assuming that you did. That's one of the coolest things about Edward and Bella- a 107 year old vampire brought chastity back!

    (Hi, my name is Brie. I'm 28 years old and I like sparkly vampires. ::room replies:: Hi, Brie!)

  9. TREY MORGAN says:

    Gina – Well said words of wisdom.

    Underthebigbluesky – Thank you for your kind words. :) Glad you're back.

    Marty – filters are excellent!

    Janice – You leave the best comments. Thanks for always contributing. I like your passion.

    Rob – I like that song.

  10. TREY MORGAN says:

    Anonymous – You're welcome. Thanks for reading.

    Preston – Thanks for sharing your heart. I know that's not easy. And, thanks for being my friend.

    Brie – You make me laugh. :)

  11. jel says:

    when did Batman have a woman in his life?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Gotta agree with Brie – It is nice to see a teen hit preach abstinance and abstinance based on concern for the soul.

    Trey – great post! One that might need to be revisited often so we can all get that Biblical reality check.

  13. Marc T says:

    Thanks Trey for the boldness to say the truth. Amazing that people who would never think of sleeping with a prositute would participate in porn. Isn't porn the same thing – paying people for sex? We must be willing to meet people where they are and be fearless in calling sin what it is…even if we risk making others "uncomfortable".

  14. Anonymous says:

    Trey I have to agree with many of the other post that are often left on your blog…Keep dealing with the "uncomfortable". These types of post make people open their eyes and take a harder look at their own behavior. Maybe had I been confronted with some of these issues in this way I would not have struggled and failed the way I did. I am fighting for the redemption of my family and honestly these types of post help. Keep them coming!! MM in Amarillo

  15. Dr. Roger D. Butner says:

    Amen, Brother!!!

    James talks about how the tongue is such a small instrument, and yet it can inflict such wickedness upon the world. I won't start comparing sizes of instruments, but…well, you get the idea. Thanks for continuing to keep it real and speak the truth, in season and out of season.

  16. Joyce says:

    Interesting post Trey, its not always the woman who instigates things though. Amazing how many times I have been hit on by married men- just because of the whole single mother thing…..makes me want to run in the other direction too!

  17. TREY MORGAN says:

    Joyce … Sure didn't mean to come across that women are the instigators, but that men just have a hard time saying no.

    By the way … you keep running away too :)

  18. katy says:

    Also interesting is that Joseph was not even rewarded for doing the right thing, until much later. Yes, he is a true hero.

  19. jamesbrett says:

    Great post. And good advice. Though I don't know many men who are able to simply refuse, remove the temptation, and run — not without honesty and accountability between themselves and other Godly men. I'm not downplaying the role of the Spirit's transformation in our lives, but God put us in communities for a purpose…

    And being up front and honest with a transformed group of guys goes a long way in helping us do the things you've suggested. Being able to call a friend when you need prayers for strength, having other guys tell you what temptation areas you need to remove from your life, etc.

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