I am a 22 year old man in need of prayers. I dated a young woman for about a year before we broke up. We decided to take a year for ourselves and see if God led us back to each other. However, now every time I see her I get a great swell of sexual desire which then turns into lust. I could use both advice and prayers. Should I keep talking to this girl if being in her presence leads me to lust after her? How can I keep from lusting whenever we are together? No other girl has this effect on me (maybe because we screwed around a little when we were dating), but I would like to know if there is a way that I could restore the respect I once had for her as a woman, as a person. I value the dignity of all human life, and have a great love for JP2’s Theology of the Body, so why this great swell of lust whenever I hang out with this girl?
Sorry for the ton of questions, thank you in advance for any prayers or advice you may offer.