Pornographic addiction and struggle of faith


#21

These websites may be of help to you…
[/FONT]http://www.pornnomore.com/
http://www.trueknights.org/
http://www.shelleylubben.com/index.php?truth=home
[FONT=Palatino Linotype]Will remember you in prayer.
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#22

Praying for you as well :gopray2: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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 death. Amen


#23

I know what you are going through. Remember that you are not alone in this. I will pray for you. One thing that has helped me is a book of meditations dealing with this struggle called Clean of Heart and can be purchased from RAGE Media.www.dyinglight.com/store/
You might also want to check out this web site trueknights.org/ Also try to find a good confessor and go to confession at least monthly even if you have not committed a mortal sin.


#24

What has helped me is the confessional. As I have established a relationship with my priest and God I have developed a desire to please my Father in heaven and to grow in love for him.

When I have been tempted by this very sin I often felt an overwhelming loss of grace from God, immediately. After numerous failings and repentance in the confessional I am now well on my way to being recovered and staying away from that sin.

I know how difficult it can be to avoid this sin and as I am also an ex-smoker I often liken it to my numerous efforts to quit smoking. Every failure seemed like I should just throw in the towel and stop trying to quit. But I wanted to quit for the sake of my children, wife, and of course myself. My point is that even after years of being quit I have faltered and ended up smoking again. The last time I quit was more than 8 years ago and I regularly remind myself of how hard it is to quit and easy it is to start.

This will likely be the case for the sin that you and I share, but as I have managed to overcome it so shall you. Seek God like you would your own earthly father. Seek to please God like you would your own earthly mother. Forget that you addiction is done in private and surround yourself with the Truth that God is always watching. I have pictures of Jesus and Mary hanging on the walls near my computer to help remind me of His presence.

I was a non-Catholic for most of my life and more than that not a participant in any faith.

What helped me was the reading of Scott Hahn’s books (The Lambs Supper, specifically) and the Surprised by Truth books by Patrick Madrid.


#25

Keeping you in my daily prayers. May God grant you the strength and courage to overcome this addiction.

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#26

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