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Gospel star Erica Campbell has addressed the backlash she received this week after she made controversial remarks about marriage.
“You can’t sow Hoe seeds and reap marriage benefits,” she wrote in a post shared to her Instagram Story. “Your brain and body don’t switch like that. You gotta prepare your mind for marriage because it’s ministry.”
The reality television star called into The Morning Hustle to clear up the commotion surrounding her comments.
“I said you can’t sow hoe seed and think you’re going to reap marriage benefits. And what I meant by that is monogamy must be practiced. It’s not something that happens automatically,” Campbell explained.
She continued: “If you’re in the practice of sleeping around, doing whatever — and I’m coming from a believer’s perspective because that’s what I am. I know there’s a benefit in being with one person. That was God’s design for our life. I know that a lot of people, dealing with broken hearts, they’ll say, ‘Fine, I don’t care. Ima do what I want.’ And you can. But the benefits of marriage are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.”
Campbell went on to state that her views are rooted in scripture:
“There’s a scripture that says flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin that a person commits, you commit outside the body. But sex is internal. It’s bringing someone into your temple. And I don’t think you should be random with it,” she added.
“And if you want to be married, I think it’s something you have to train your brain. You have to practice. You have to be around people who believe in marriage, who uplift marriage. And you have bring God in it. Because before God made a church, he made a man and a woman. If there’s anything better than sex, he left it in heaven. Of course the enemy wants to manipulate to destroy families and people with it.
“So if you look at it from a God perspective that’s where I was coming from. I wasn’t beating up on nobody. I promise y’all. I don’t do that.”