Brothers, if culture lies to us, it lies to us most with this sin. Culture says we can look but not touch. Scripture tells us if our eye causes us to sin, gouge it out. So what are we to do? How are we to live? In this post, I’ll examine the sin of lust, how it plays out as a dad and how you can eliminate it. 


We wrote an entire book 7 Deadly Sins of a Disengaged Dad eBook because there’s a ton to cover for each sin. More than we can cram into a series of blog posts.


What is lust?

The definition of lust, is an uncontrolled or illicit desire or appetite. We generally associate it with sex. But it’s about appetite—like greed and gluttony—an appetite for the forbidden. It’s a passionate or overmastering desire or craving.

Lust drives us to see people as objects. Objects for our own gratification and pleasure. It causes us to forget God. Having said that, in our sex-saturated culture, it’s a great place to exercise leadership and set a powerful example for your wife and kids. From how you talk about your own wife, to the shows you watch, to the amount of self-control you exert. 

How does lust show up in a dad’s life?

The disengaged dad says: “I want it and will do anything to get it.

Satan knows we can be tempted in this area. So we must fight. Our fight is not against flesh and blood. Lusting is not okay simply because you’re a red-blooded male. It’s a fight