[quote="muncha1, post:1, topic:312997"]
Ok, so for most of my life I've been pretty scared of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Frequenting it maybe once a year if I was doing well. In the last year or so, I've become unafraid of it, and go maybe every 2 or 3 weeks. Which has been really good for me. But as this has become more routine, it's affected my attitude to sin in some respects. Like I've subconsciously developed the attitude of "Oh I won't matter too much, if I slip into sin, I can just go to Reconciliation later." I obviously know this attitude is wrong. It was almost as if, when I was scared of confession, i was scared to sin, but not so much anymore.
This sounds silly, but should I commit to going to the sacrament less often as to reduce the amount of sin?
Satan would love nothing better than to have you give up, to feel the confessing is useless, and finally to stop confessing altogether. Do not give up.
Imho continue to go to frequent confession, and think about adding fasting on Wednesdays and/or Fridays to gain extra spiritual strength, along with daily prayer of course, especially the rosary. Think about eternity - being forever happy in the eternal kingdom and only being able to enter that perfect paradise where your family and friends are, if you are in God's grace.
[again imho, do not worry about presumption - that is really about people who don't go to confession but feel they will get to heaven, regardless of their sins. You on the other hand realize your sins and are confessing them. Talk to the priest about this issue while in the confessional, too. You are in a spiritual battle, and Jesus knows all about you and what you are going through - pray to Him to give you more strength of will to better resist those sins. Trust in Jesus. After sinning, try to remember to say an Act of Contrition. Again, do not give up.]
God bless you.