The Bible talks alot about lust, but it doesn't really mention how to deal with it...so we have to rely on other Christians and ourselves for answers to these "burning" questions. Ha ha get it? Anyways.
Here are some great scriptures on lust, and here is a link to a super-awesome website that offers a possible solution to the lust problem: a free online course in sexual purity. Here it is: www.settingcaptivesfree.com
Here are the scriptures:
"As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct" (1st Peter 1:14-15)
"Abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul" (1st Peter 2:11)
"For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles - when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries" (1st Peter 4:3)
"Then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations...And especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority" (2nd Peter 2:9-10)
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that ais in the world- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life - is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever" (1st John 2:15-17)
"These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts..." (Jude 1:16)
"How they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit." (Jude 1:19)
"Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have..." (James 4:1-2)
"But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed" (James 1:14)
And some more on lust:
Titus 1:15, 2:12, 3:3
2nd Timothy 2:22, 3:4,6
1st Timothy 5:6
1st Thessalonians 4:3-8
And finally, a good book on lust, for women, Every Woman's Battle. (can't remember the author) Secondly, another good book on lust, written by Josh Harris, called: Sex is not the Problem: Lust is.
And also, my thoughts on the matter. Geez. I hate lust sometimes, if not all the time! This is the singlemost biggest problem in my Christian walk, as a single person. God has hard-wired the need and desire for sex into our minds and bodies, and then He tells us that we can't have it unless we are married. But that's okay, I can wait. I think! Just last night I had a dream about a gorgeous guy who I was dating (in the dream) and he did not understand that I am not having sex until I am married. Not that that stopped me before I was saved. (ugh) Anyhow, I totally sympathize with un-married Christians trying to walk this walk. It is hard! So, I am looking to get married as soon as God has that person for me. I know it is hard sometimes to want to hurry God along, as I did, when I explored internet dating sites (Christian ones). I think I tried to manufacture my blessing, and it didn't work. I only ended up with this guy who is slightly annoying who is not at all attractive. He is interested in me, but sorry, it's not there, buddy.
I think this topic of lust should be talked about and re-talked about, because it is such a difficult issue.
I personally have a hard time controlling it. I don't want to go into details because it is embarrassing. But I do tell my "accountability partner" about it. I just don't want to go into too many details, unless someone else is willing to. Ugh. Tough topic!