This is a question I had on desertnurse's thread, "Deacons". Since he told me to create a thread for it and ask, Here it goes. ;D
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Now, I'm not sure I agree with the statement that ' a man lusts after a woman, his sinful desire has the possibility of being corrected, i.e., he may, through spiritual guidance, discover he can, in fact, marry that woman, sanctfy his union and channel his desires properly in love.' A relationship that has its foundation based on sin (i.e. lust) is, in my opinion, doomed to fail. There is a difference between lusting after a woman and being sexually attracted to one. It is important that one be spiritually as well as physically attracted to their future spouse, but that does not mean one should lust after them. Lust is a sin whether it be before marriage (for their potential spouse) or while one is married (for their spouse).
On the highlighted part, I have a question. Is it a sin to look at a woman and be attracted to her? I mean, just waking down the street and you see a woman and sexually attracted?