Freedom from Sexual Sin

Hello all :slight_smile:
A quick rundown. I am 27 years old. I was addicted to pornography from the age of 14 to about 24 years old. I then decided to go back to Church and by the grace of God I found freedom from this sin. However, I still had the problem of masturbation. I still struggle with this. I am improving, as it went from a daily habit to a once a week problem.

I started going out with ‘Sara’ roughly 3 months ago. Sara is a great influence, a nice person, she says her rosary morning and night. We are committed to living a chaste lifestyle. Unfortunately, we both gave way to temptation last night and had premarital sex. We both enjoy a glass of alcohol from time to time but we were in too cheerful of a mood last night and we both had a glass too many. We both fell to temptation. We have talked about it and we agreed we need to set better boundaries.

I guess I am getting frustrated that I still have sexual sin. It took awhile to get over the pornography addiction. I understand this is one of the most common forms of sin. I know what I NEED to do. It’s just a matter of doing it. I am going to confession to atone for my sin last night. Please pray that I remain strong in Christ and that I don’t forget in the dark what I remembered in the light. It’s just a little discouraging. When I walk in the light I feel so at peace with Christ but when I fall to temptation it’s like God is miles away.

Hi anthony,i am happy you are remorseful for your sin.I too have experienced that with my fiance and we decided to abstain from sex.I can asure you that it is not easy but possible with God.I recieved so many advices from pple in this forum and it helped me.well i can say set boudries and the earlier the better.Avoid situations which would lead you to sin,And above all pray harder than ever before.I can assure you that the benefits will be awesome;You will recieve blessings from God than you expect.I will keep praying for you pple.

We all fall. Just repent and go to confession. Also, as synlly said, avoid situations that lead to sin. If you guys are alone try to go out. You must flee from the ocasion of sin, not stay there and try to overcome the temptations. Good Luck :thumbsup:

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Our Father
Who Art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Amen.

Good examinations of consciences.
catholicparents.org/oxcart/Examination%20of%20Conscience.pdf
beginningcatholic.com/catholic-examination-of-conscience.html
catholicnewsagency.com/resource.php?n=563

The first one is kinda outdated.

Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee
blessed art thou among women and
blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus
Holy Mary mother of God pray for us
sinners now and at the hour of our death
Amen.

Thank you all :slight_smile:

I went to Confession today and asked for forgiveness. It is amazing how the Lord can even use our sin for our benefit. By this I mean that it has really humbled me. I thank you for your prayers. I really need them! I told the priest it is a tough thing to be a young male in this society we live in but he told me that I shouldn’t use that as an excuse. Which is very true.

Praying for you too…

Also I’d recomend getting a Saint Benedict Medal. I just got my first one today!!!

And pray the Rosary every day too as well as prayer to your Guardian Angel and the Saint Miachel ArcAngerl prayer too…

And visit a chapel with adoration and/or the Tabernacle…

May our Lord help you to increase your prayers; may you do good spiritual reading and avoid all occassions of sin like the plague. May you find a holy and learned spiritual director to help you grow spiritually. May you keep close to the sacraments and trust completely in the Lord to heal you and to support you. Amen.

Dear friend struggling with sexual sin, you are made to be victorious by God. Do not give up. The Devil and lust have no authority over you unless you yourself give into it. So, follow the 7 winning , Bible-based steps steps mentioned in the link below and you are guaranteed to overcome and enjoy life the way you were meant to by an All-Wise, Loving Creator God.

elbethelinternationalministries.wordpress.com/

May God bless you. Awaiting to hear a wonderful testimony from you.

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