Cancelling promises with God?


#1

So just recently, i made a private promise to God that I’d stop playing for about a week and whenever I broke it I’d extend it by another week. The temptation was so strong that I blew off steam and started getting stressed so I prayed to God that I wanted to cancel it and in return I’d offer a rosary.

Is what I did wrong?

Please help. I have a vulnerability when it comes to being anxious.

Thanks, God Bless :o


#2

you need to talk to a pastor. Compulsive promises and anxiety are signs of spiritual issues that need your pastor's guidance.


#3

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you need to talk to a pastor. Compulsive promises and anxiety are signs of spiritual issues that need your pastor's guidance.

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My promises and anxieties are mainly caused by my 'Struggle to Purity' (You know what I mean). I make the promises to stop myself from 'Falling' but the promises just add up to the stress. Im just asking if it was sinful for me to 'cancel' a promise I made to God. :o


#4

Ask your confessor, not us random folk online. You’ll need confession anyhow as you “fell from purity.” God bless.


#5

Speak with your priest about your struggles.

Search this program's website to help you and for accountability.

May you find the graces to escape the traps you have suffered.

EDIT: I see the links are broken.... I will be able to fix them later today and make a new post.

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#6

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What is Pornography Doing to Fathers and Their Families?
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#7

I don’t know, but I would encourage you to stop calling whatever sin you are referring to “playing”. When we put pretty names on ugly things, it encourages us to pursue the ugly things.


#8

Here is the post on ReClaim again - but with the complete links.

Search this program’s website to help you and for accountability.

May you find the graces to escape the traps you have suffered.

from their website: reclaimsexualhealth.com/

RECLAiM Sexual Health offers an anonymous, science-based, Catholic online program, and provides resources for those who desire to reclaim God’s plan for their lives, and the lives of loved ones impacted by pornography or other unhealthy sexual behaviors.

It’s time to RECLAiM God’s original plan for your life!

reclaimsexualhealth.com/Education-Resources/help-for-individuals.html

RECLAiM Online Recovery Program

Get the help you need while keeping your privacy and anonymity.

reclaimsexualhealth.com/Reclaim-Online-Program/features.html

RECLAiM is Online and Available 24/7

reclaimsexualhealth.com/Reclaim-Online-Program/features.html#tracking

Tracking Success & Receiving Feedback:

Your Daily Tracking Calendar -This incredibly valuable tool helps you identify patterns and trends in your daily life, making it easier to consistently progress forward.

Crisis & Setbacks

At times, your cravings and urges to act out your unwanted sexual behaviors can be so strong they’re like a wave crashing over you. This state of mind is called a “crisis.” In the RECLAiM program, you can immediately access your online “Crisis Tools” to get through “the wave.”

There will be situations where you give in to your cravings and experience what we call a “temporary setback.” When this happens, you simply open your “Setback Tools” page and follow the simple steps. Self-flogging, self-loathing and despair are a waste of time. You will learn how to immediately pick yourself up, assess what went wrong, make adjustments and instantly begin progressing forward again.


#9

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