Erica Campbell Explains Controversial ‘H*e Seed’ Comment: I Wasn’t Beating Up On Nobody

Erica Campbell Explains Controversial ‘H*e Seed’ Comment: I Wasn’t Beating Up On Nobody

Gospel icon Erica Campbell is clearing up statements she made earlier this week.

The Mary Mary singer and radio personality shared a post that reads:

“You can’t sow Hoe seeds and reap marriage benefits.”

She adds,

“Your brain and body don’t switch like that. You gotta prepare your mind for marriage because it’s ministry.”

Erica Campbell, who is married to music producer Warren Campbell, captioned the post:

“You will crave what you have put in practice. Can’t wait for y’all to hear my podcast ooohh we gone talk!!!”

Now, she’s explaining the comments. She told The Morning Hustle: 

“I said you can’t sow h*e 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.”

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.”

She added:

“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. 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.”

Erica Campbell

She went on to say:

“I know some guys who’ve gotten married and the night before they get married, they’re texting all the other girls, ‘I’m getting married tomorrow.’ That’s a little late to be telling her. That should have happened a long time ago. You have to get your mind, your heart and your sprit ready to just be with one person because it does take work.”

She ended with:

“I know that’s not everybody’s practice but  if I’m a believer, that’s where I’m coming from. God can create that in your heart, that clean heart where you want to share with just one person and it’s so beautiful. It’s not boring, it’s not lame. It’s actually quite explosive because you get to explore and just enjoy this one person who is committed to you forever, without comparing yourself to who’ve they been with before and ‘I’ma be better than him.’ ‘Ima be better than her.’ That’s too much work. I want to love one man and let that one man love me internally, externally, everything about me.”

Erica Campbell

Erica Campbell is no stranger to comments about sexuality and Christianity. Last year, she spoke on masturbation and how it relates to God and said:

“Where does [God] go? Somebody asked me the question, ‘Was it wrong, was it right?’ I know some churches say for the bruthas. ‘It’ll keep you from slipping up. Go ahead and handle yourself. I’ve heard some women say, ‘I take care of myself before I go out on a date.”

She added,

“I think about purity and purity happens before the actual action of whatever you do. Whatever you watch, whatever you listen to, whatever you do with yourself. Your mind being a place of purity is very crucial. But I think in our society today, everything is sexualized. You could be selling chicken and there will be a pair of boobs there. It’s just everywhere. So I think guarding your mind and guarding your thoughts and treating sex and sexuality as something beautiful that God created that’s supposed to be beautiful and otherworldly and you come together with somebody and your lives come together. It’s not so cheap.”

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Authored by: Char Patterson