I have a problem that I don’t know how to deal with. I have over the past 6 months, since coming back to the faith, been struggling to overcome my addiction to pornography and masturbation. My wife and I speak about it and she is very supporting of me. (She is a non-practicing Catholic).
This summer, her 18-year-old sister came to live with us. She is a wonderful girl who is helpful around the house and with our two young children. The problem is that she is very good looking with a good body. I find it very hard at times not to look and let my mind wander. I have spoken to my wife about it and she understands and tries to make sure her sister doesn’t wear clothing that is too revealing but it is summer and she does.
I don’t want to continue to be trapped by this but when I am home from work, we are always together. How can I overcome what my mind thinks so I can stay closer to God? I find when I am around her; I am constantly thinking about not thinking about her. It is hard and I don’t want to continue to fall into temptations. I pray about it but it is still very difficult.