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Undivided Hearts: The Power of Celibacy

What does it mean to have an undivided heart for the Lord? “The unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit.”—1 Cor 7:34

I gave this talk to homeschooling families that have taken literally God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply” as the Old Testament says.  But the New Testament generally holds it to be a calling to be fruitful and multiply for the salvation of more souls for Jesus Christ’s kingdom.  Therefore, this talk is about why to encourage your children to be very open to the calling of celibacy for the salvation of even more souls than physical generation.

The how to encourage this was mentioned only at the end, during the Question/Answers.  I subtitled this talk:  Undivided Hearts: Allowing Your Child to Choose the Higher Pathway of Celibacy.