Category - masturbation
Anytime you hear the word masturbation in a sermon, a small group, or just in the presence of another human, all kinds of uncomfortable things start to happen. This talk will walk you through the emotionally-charged myths and misconceptions surrounding masturbation. This may be a dead horse type subject, but i would appreciate the communitys input and advice on something that keeps me from seriously considering joining the orthodox church. Background i have done enough research to realize that masturbation is viewed as a sin by traditional christian churches, including the orthodox church. is masturbation considered a sin in the orthodox christian church? If so, i dont see it in the 10 commandments, is it a going-to-hell thing? Also, if it is a sin, im assuming youre supposed to confess it? Awkward. What is a mortal sin? What are the categories of sins in the orthodox church? I am confused because i have a list of the seven grievous sins in the orthodox church pride covetousnessgreed lust anger gluttony envy sloth also, fr stanley s. Harakas writes in the orthodox church 455 questions and answers (p.). Orthodox spirituality a practical guide for the faithful and a definitive manual for the scholar.