I’ve been with my current girlfriend for about a year, mostly in a long-distance relationship. Whenever we finally meet to spend some time together, all of the pent-up energy comes out and we end up repeatedly doing what we shouldn’t. I want to talk with her about why I can’t do it. She’s non-Christian from a non-Christian country, but she’s very Christian in her worldview and agrees with everything I’ve told her about my beliefs so far (which are in line with Church teaching).
Does anyone have any tips on how to explain this in a tactful but firm way?
I really want to subdue this temptation as my mind (or guardian demon?) uses it as a way to make me feel worthless, filthy, and hypocritical, stop praying, stop going to mass, and generally indulge in a host of other nastiness. If I can beat this I will be in much better shape.
Thanks for your prayers and thoughts.