Is it a sin to look at the picture of your naked wife?


My wife is gone for three years from the country. Is it a sin if I look at pictures of her naked and I get excited? I have never been unfaithful to her nor I want to. I love her as the apple of my eye.

Yes, it is a sin and here it is why.

Looking at pictures of your naked wife you simply excite your sexual desire that will put you under a bad pressure and you will either start to go to other women, or you will use the sinful practice of masturbation, or will be always troubled by the sexual desire that can not be fulfilled. Do you really want one of these things to happen to you? If you don’t, then do not look at the picture of your naked wife.

Nor do I know if your wife agreed to take a picture of her naked or if she knows about it. Normally, this thing makes women feel scorned and insulted. And it is not befitting a man to use such things. But what will children think if they somehow come across this picture, you know how kids are, they go in everywhere and can find this picture someday. How will they look for their mother once they saw a picture of her naked? Wouldn’t they consider her as one of the prostitute women posing naked in pornographic magazines? Nor would they think well about their father since he holds such pictures.

In the Holy Scripture it is written:

For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)(NASB)

Looking at the picture of your naked wife is nothing but lustful passion that will lead to sexual immorality or other bad things and it is against God’s will.

I do not know why the wife is away for three years from the country, but instead of looking at her picture, you would better call her more often and tell her how much you love her and how much you want to be together and then make every effort to bring her home or to go to her and no longer be separated. Moreover, why have you got married? To stay away from each other for years and miss each other so much?

Another very important thing. Destroy the picture you have as to no longer burn with passion, nor to give your children a bad reason or to be found by a wrongdoer. I read the other day that young people accustomed lately to give each other naked pictures, girls give to boys and boys to girls and after they break up their relations between them (as it is expected from so light-minded people) exhibit picture of the other one on the Internet. So, many girls and boys have committed suicide. See how much these pictures of nudes can affect?

Translated by Felicia Rotaru