The Four Stages of Sexual Temptation

Sex and The Single Girl

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Today we continue our conversation with Dr. Juli Slattery as we’re discussing her new book for single women; it’s called “Sex and the Single Girl.” Our show will focus on one of everyone’s favorite topics – and that is sexual temptation. Julie will share the four stages of sexual temptation with us.

We’ll also discuss:

  1. Why we immediately feel guilty when it comes sexual desire.
  2. How sexual temptation becomes your “happy place”.
  3. The physiological side of temptation – what happens to our brains and bodies.


Julie is referencing Proverbs Chapter 5. It is so fitting to what all these headlines are talking about. King Solomon writes in verses 7-9.

So now, my sons, listen to me. Never stray from what I am about to say – Stay away from her! Don’t go near the door of her house! If you do, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved.

I did a whole series on Proverbs 5 and would like to invite you to check it out on my website.  I walk you through every verse of that entire chapter – it’s titled, “Made Perfect in Purity”, so I pray that it’s a blessing to you.