We are addressing several sins that are closely linked together: Lust, pornography, fantasy, masturbation. By thinly slicing this major issue, we are hoping to provide deeper coverage of the problem and simplify the steps toward a solution. Fantasy is what happens when we take our lust into our existing relationships—and involve women we know: Friends of our wife, co-workers, neighbors. Fantasy is lingering and situational lust. Lust enters through the eyes; fantasy inhabits the mind. Lust deals with the memory; fantasy deals with the imagination. Everyone lists fantasy as one of the danger signs that leads to adultery. Between lust and adultery is the step of fantasy.
Do you fantasize about women you know? At work? At church? In your neighborhood?
Does your desire to please the Lord exceed your desire for sexual fulfillment?
You must not desire another man’s wife, nor should you crave his house, his field, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything else he owns. (Deuteronomy 5:21)