I met a potential boyfriend online, but since we live somewhat far away we have not yet met in person. For similar reasons, we have not made our relationship “official,” but we expect to once we meet (very soon).
We’ve already talked about most of the big relationship/marriage issues, like Catholicism, chastity, NFP, and relevant personal information. During one of these conversations, I asked whether he viewed pornography. He admitted that he did, but he said that he knew it was wrong, and he was willing to stop for me.
Here’s where my question comes in: First off, it concerns me that it took a conversation with me to convince him that he should stop viewing pornography and masturbating. Second, even when he said that he would stop, he made (what I view to be) excuses - “It’s so hard not to,” “The world glorifies sex,” and so on. He did acknowledge this when I pointed it out to him.
Note that I also have trouble with chastity , so I’m not trying to say that I don’t understand the difficulty he must be having. Am I being too picky about his motivations for stopping? Should I just be happy that he does want to stop, regardless of why? :shrug: