Straight forward question: How has this forum helped you?
My personal story: (this part is optional reading)
I have only been here for a short while. I’ve known about Catholic Answers for such a long time that I remember when Keating was there. I’ve listened to their program which is invaluable and I recommend them highly to listen to. They have a podcast ya know, you can download it, and listen offline anywhere. . I remember doing google searching for “is this a sin…Catholic”, or “what about…Catholic.” Remembering to always add the word Catholic in there because I want valid information. This forum would always, and I mean ALWAYS pop up. Eventually I decided to hop onto the forum and legitimately sign up.
Didn’t think I’d have anything to contribute. Nor have anything to ask. So I just kinda browsed around and saw what other people were saying.
One day a topic came up and I made my first post. Expecting very little activity on it I was overwhelmed with responses! As well as with how long it kept going for. I was elated! Some kind responses, some…less than kind and blunt responses, but responses no less. All of them I’m grateful for.
I’ve started responding to a few posts and actually managed to get some ‘likes’ on it! Wow! I’m contributing. It’s a nice feeling to know you’ve helped someone. It’s also nice getting help. To have the humility to ASK for help. This is the area that has greatly been helpful. I wrote a post about overcoming lust and the fruits of that post are astounding. I’ve met other men who struggle with this. I’ve seen tips and suggestions and prayers. Incredibly abundant in blessings!
I have been logging in everyday since I’ve signed up and I’ve always logged off happier and more joyful.
Thank you to all of you who post, read, pray, listen, suggest, tag, upload, message, comment, like (or even not like), and everything else we do on here.