I do not have a problem going to confession but I feel like I’m “winging” it. I do pray for the Holy Spirit to help me then do an examination of conscience and I have an app to help me yet I still feel inadequate.
I would like a book that will explain confession and the steps to properly use an EOC, explanation and maybe some examples of venial and mortal sins, etc. An EOC I saw online had playing with Dungeons and Dragons as a venial sin. I do not understand that…I am not refuting it, I just want to know why. I know it is encouraged to do a nightly EOC and I want to teach my children to do the same. Must I tell the priest how many times I have committed the sin since last confession…I just give him a ball-park number now.
I do not feel very confident instructing my three children on confession as I do with the other Sacraments. :shrug:
I definitely need more instruction and guidance in this. Thank you.