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What does SELF-RESTRAINT mean and what are it's spiritual benefits ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 08 Feb '13 01:37 pm
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SELF RESTRAINT means restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control. self-restraint. restraint imposed by oneself on one's own feelings.

..Self-control should be introduced very early in childhood. However, godlessness, failed marriages, lack of good parenting, declining educational systems and other factors have produced out of control youth. gang violence, drug and alcohol addictions, unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, school shootings, and other horrific deviant behaviors are the result.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 08 Feb '13 01:46 pm

 
  
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This word self-control or temperance again has an interesting meaning in the Greek. Remember we cant always perfectly articulate in our English language what words from other languages mean, so we lose things in the translation. But here the root of this Greek word means strong in a thing or masterful. Self-mastery or like a strength over oneself. None of us would argue that self-control requires a great deal of strength at times. The hardest person to say no to is yourself.

Scott Peck writes in his book "The Road Less Traveled: "I spent much of my ninth summer on a bicycle. About a mile from our house the road went down a steep hill and turned sharply at the bottom. Coasting down the hill one morning, I felt my gathering speed to be ecstatic. To give up this ecstasy by applying brakes seemed an absurd self-punishment. So I resolved to simultaneously retain my speed and negotiate the corner. My ecstasy ended seconds later when I was propelled a dozen feet off the road into the woods ...more
Answered by Quest, 08 Feb '13 01:39 pm

 
  
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