He motivates me to remain celibate for the rest of my life.
The below video has excerpts from a sermon of Pator Ed Young's that I watched back then, and it really convicted my heart at the time and helped me to focus on God, on remaining celibate. Well, I made it from 2001 to 2009 100% celibate (i.e. not even kissing another human being on the entire planet).
What drags me down is thinking of myself as my sin. That if I sinned a certain way, that's my identity. And if that's my identity, then God will never accept me. I'm getting back to my real self and I'm focused on remaining celibate for the rest of my life.
Mark served honorably for four years on active duty in the Marine Corps infantry, and was a Libertarian endorsed candidate for a municipal office in 2002. He re-enlisted in the ARNG in 2006 because he was depressed/at times SI without the military. He has held the NFA Series 3 license (futures and futures options broker) which he did a voluntary withdrawal on because he couldn't in good conscience sell managed futures since firms would do better to hire an in-house trader to trade a proprietary account with a discount broker, which he outlined in his well-written withdrawal request. Since the year 2000, he has spent much of his free time reading the great minds of the Austrian School of economics, such as Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, Ludwig von Mises, et al.