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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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c038c2  No.405648

27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8

Post your NoFap successes/woes/prayer requests/ etc.

0ccd7e  No.678218

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Day one (1)

This time I'm going to make it, for good.


82dfb3  No.678471

Getting God's help would be the best help against stopping this, getting saved and sanctified would greatly increase your success rate.


768dec  No.678614

>>677752

>I'm telling you: ONIONS! It's not a meme

Actually, yes it is. Just eat more meat, vegetables, and exercise.


522026  No.679082

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>>678614

>Ackchyually

As someone whos been testing himself while doing this as first hand experience and with second hand testimonies from a few others. Also have a mate in endocrinology currently replicating the Iranian results.

Yes, a good diet and exercise is important as is a healthy sleep schedule. However the effects of onions on not just T-levels but also estrogens is something observable and not just some tide-pod tier meme.

Please give citations why you think otherwise, or I'll just assume you work for soy.


768dec  No.679180

>>679082

>Please give citations

The burden of proof is on you and other oniontards. Remember that the two studies that oniontards always bring up were done on lab rats (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24302558, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19384830)

Are you a lab rat? If not, then you can't say that there is solid evidence for onions being a magic T pill. We need to conduct studies on humans to get more accurate data.

>b-but I did it and it works! And it works for others as well!

Not evidence. Anecdotes don't mean shit.

>or I'll just assume you work for soy

What does soy have to do with this discussion?


a8c432  No.679191

Please help me anons.

Believe me when i say this (I have no reason nor any gain from lying over the internet) but in all 21 years of my life Ive never fapped, until recently a month or so ago all my pent up sexual frustration and depression made me desperate and cave in for the first time ever and I started banging my pillow to relieve myself. First time I ever came that wasn't a wet dream. Although it initially felt "good", I was overcame with immense regret, especially since I'd held my own for all my life till then. Now it's become somewhat a habit occasionally and I don't know why I do it nor do I feel happy doing it only disappointed and ashamed and each time just more and more disgusted with myself.

I wanted to ask, if anyone could share some advice. Possibly some books/videos to improve myself and be happier and to help me cut this degeneracy out of my life.

Posted this somewhere else but posting here since here would also be more relevant. Brothers please pray for me and pray that people who truly embody the light of Christ will come into my life and change me.


746794  No.679227

>>679191

I think I read the exact same thing elsewhere, did you post on /fit/ or something?

Anyway, I first masturbated when I was 19 so I know how you feel. Since then I've been watching porn and masturbating non stop. I am now 24 and on my 19th day of noporn, my longest streak since I started. It just sucks man, we shouldn't discover our sexuality like this, but that's how it is in our twisted world. Now, the thing with masturbation is: you give it an inch, it takes a foot. What I mean is even the smallest impure thought will always try to amplify itself up to the point of masturbating. You just need to cut it out entirely. I said I'm on noporn but even this isn't good enough, masturbating to your own thoughts means you let them flow into you, and then it becomes even harder to hold it.

My current mindset is:

1) masturbation is a sin, so you should go to a priest and confess everytime you do it. The fact that it's a sin should also be the FIRST reason you do nofap.

2) your sexual energy and frustration should be channeled into finding a wife. You may think you're still young, but finding a wife means you need to sort yourself out and become worthy of a woman, and it takes time (probably years). Use your energy to become a better person and ultimately find a wife.

3) I assume you're a virgin like me. Stop being ashamed of it, and take the decision to remain virgin until marriage. Stop giving a f*ck about the woman around you, your goal is to find a wife, not some stupid whore to have sex with. This has helped me a lot, now I don't look at women telling myself "god damn it I'll never tap that" anymore, and it relieves a lot of the frustration.

I hope this helps. Please tell me if you think I'm wrong about anything.


7aa15b  No.679237

>>679191

Its funny how everybody is overcame with immense regret when they first touch themselves. The guilt when you first lie or steal is nothing compared to that. And they say they will never do it again but it feels so good, and they continue to do it soon after the emotions are set aside. Its like how nearly everyone has that dream of suddenly realizing they're naked in public. I believe masturbation and fornication marks the death of innocence in a unsanctified manner, which is why it produces such a strong emotion response. Its the spirit withering in pain.


d0d31f  No.679249

>>405648

And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

- Luke 9:23

Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

- Romans 6:16

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

- 1 Corinthians 10:13

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

- 1 Peter 4:1-2

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

- John 14:21

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

- Hebrews 10:31

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1:7

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

- 2 Corinthians 4:16-17


d0d31f  No.679260


a8c432  No.679281

>>679227

yeah I posted on /fit/ . Are you the anon who suggested bible?

Also sadly I don't have a priest or anything these days. I haven't been to church in quite a bit.

I want to find a wife, but these days especially this soctiet and generation are terrible and finding a good woman seems near impossible.

Yes I'm a virgin but I worried that won't last long with my current mindset and well as the females I currently talk to. I'm honestly not and never have been ashamed of being a virgin, what I'm worried is losing that bit of purity I have left.

Thank you for the words and telling me about your situation. I appreciate it anon

>>679237

I somewhat agree with this, once you take a bite from the apple, there's no going back.

>>679260

I'll check these thanks


1028b6  No.679353

>>679191

>21 years

That's great anon. You should be really proud. I do not remember my first time. But I guess I fapped for about 6 years at total. Sometimes more,sometimes less. Still it drilled a great hole in my soul. Anyway it made me go full pushback on this degeneracy. I still feel the fire I lit when I decided to quit…the dedication only strengthens over the time even though it's been more than a year now. I feel something died inside of me - the innocence. I know I'll never get it back but I want to be worthy of my future wife so literally almost everything I do is to improve myself spiritually and physically. I sincerely hope God will have mercy on me and I am trying to make up those years as well as I am able. Enough about my not so interesting background.

Currently I am on about 200 days no fap - my longest streak so far although I had good runs before also. When I used my sheer willpower without asking God for help I wasn't doing bad at all but eventually I relapsed every time because devil always managed to break me. No matter how strong your will is, you need God's help.

My advice:

>Prayer

Simple fact: You can't pray and stroke your genitals. One activity will eventually eliminate the other. Prayer is you being with God. When you pray regularly satan has very little possibilities to access your backdoor - your pride, your lust - and use them against you. Set a solid prayer schedule (morning and evening is a minimum, whenever you're having the urges also consider praying..)

>Confession

Each time you fail go confess. I can't stress this enough. I was doing 2-4 weeks before I swallowed my pride and confessed. You literally feel the strength from the Lord. You may go there many times but each time you'll get stronger. I was wary to go there it took a lot of courage to do it so I always neglected it until eventually I just felt like I had to go confess and it freed my soul.

>Holy communion, church attendance

Along with the prayer and confession this strengthens your relationship with Christ.

>Scripture reading

Helps a lot.

>Icon/cross

Having an icon and cross in my room helped me even before praying regularly.

>Avoid NSFW like plague.

Before you know it you're there and you're fapping. Mere watching nsfw content gives you the same dopamine rush just to a lesser extent. Avoid all nsfw boards, other stuff online that would put you in danger. NEVER justify "just looking at it". Just looking at it is letting satan tempt you. Also it is a sin even if you just look at those videos.

>Hobbies, socialize

Guys tend to fap when they get bored/when they got too much energy/when they're depressed. If you work out, do sports, do some work then you have less energy and less desire to fap. Do sports, read books, go outside, etc. Tire yourself until you won't even think about fapping. Channel the energy the right way.

>IRL friends

If you have IRL friends who are into nofap then talk with them about your progress. It's a great encouragement for a guy to know he's not alone in this struggle.

All right those are the things that helped me move on. I could probably go on and write more but I think this is more than sufficient. I stress the prayer and the confession again. When I get the urges I always think about how I was doing when I fapped. Low confidence, weak posture, weak voice, unable to attract a girl, constantly unhappy. I completely changed for the better and I just don't want to go back into the hellhole so I keep the line because I know the few seconds of high are not worth it. Also I think about what my future wife would think of me doing such things. There are many motivations you just need to find what motivation works for you.

Good luck anon.


ef6011  No.679900

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It's another day of what the winnie the pooh is wrong with me


b9d4aa  No.679902

>>405648

I want to tell everyone ITT like I did some weeks ago already:

Pray the Rosary every day. Pray it fully - all sets of mysteries. The Rosary and impurity cannot exist at the same time with and in a person so to speak and God will grant you the Grace to overcome your addiction.

I was severely addicted to porn and masturbation for over 1.5 decades. By praying the Rosary daily and receiving the holy Sacraments regularly, God helped me beat it in less than half a year. I'm completely free for almost 6 weeks now, I have no urge to watch porn anymore and when I am aroused, I can just wave it aside. I acknowledge it as something God made me with in order to procreate but I don't waste that energy by sinning anymore. And when I can do it with the help of God and God through me - literally the most weak-willed person on earth - then I am 101% sure that you can make it easily.

The Rosary. And when you feel an urge, pray one decade and then focus yourself on other things. Play an instrument, go for a walk/jog, do a training session, read a book - just physically do something else than sitting somewhere and being aroused.

I also want to you take this prayer with you - a prayer (or similar to that) promoted by 12-steps programs (AA and the like). A prayer that you can also say in moments of "distraction". You can say it directly to the Lord or ask (a) saint(s) to pray with and for you. I'll just post the "direct" version:

>>Lord, I am in dire need right now. I beg you, give me the serenity to endure the things that I am not able to change - the courage to change the things I am able to change - and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other. Thy will, not mine, be done. Amen.


a8c432  No.680213

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I gave in today.

Please condemn me. I deserve nothing but rebuke and shame.


2333f6  No.680233

Starting again, I'll go to confession the day after tomorrow…I'll give my best and pray more. I don't pray enough and fill my life with good healthy activities to improve my faith and my life. All things which are gifts from God and that I'm wasting.


e5c0f7  No.680330

I think going on Nofap was pretty good for me and helped to highlight why I did it to begin with. Boredom, Loneliness and Idleness.

I've managed to change my life and get rid of those three for the most part. I cut myself away from many things which triggered those and i'm planning on converting all that energy away by going to the gym more.


b5508e  No.680334

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>>679180

>Are you a lab rat?

WE ARE ALL LAB RATS OF THE DEVIL UNTIL WE REPENT

Also onion and garlic are the best vegetables in existence so whatever the effect always eat them in abundance


6be715  No.680763

>>405648

Had gone for around 20 days without masturbating- the longest I've gotten since I started- I began to pride myself too much on my newfound temperance instead of praising God for giving me strength. I fapped 3 times today and feel awful, guilty and tired. Let this be a lesson for myself and anyone else– don't become prideful of your abstinence regardless if it's for 20 days or 200, pride will always come before a fall


578e9a  No.680844

Failed again, pray for me bros.


4d593b  No.680879

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>wet dreams won't stop coming

The heck am I supposed to do about this?


4d593b  No.680880

>>680763

That's why you shouldn't count days.


01e3a6  No.680885

>>680879

Wet dreams, fortunately, aren't sin. Your body is most likely still adjusting to NoFap, it'll adjust eventually.


4d593b  No.680889

>>680885

It's still gross.


683f52  No.680896

I’ve done a lot of thinking about this over the past few years. This year I gave up masturbation for lent, admittedly not the best to give up, but regardless I did that for over a month then got right back to it, nearly weekly. Then as time went on I was more on and off, and I did more reflecting. This summer I’ve been limiting myself a lot. The first few weeks I lost hard, but then I got better. Typically it would only go a week, but then it got to 8 days, then 9, then from there I decided I had to double it. And I did it, I got to 18 tonight, and while I’m not proud to have done what I did, I am glad my mentality is changing. I’ll admit, it wasn’t a moment of weakness, i wasn’t week at all, I knew exactly what I was doing. But now I’ve got to go at least a month, 36 days but I won’t count. I hope this was the last time, I hope that in a months time I won’t even be thinking about it. Wish me luck, but don’t waste prayer. I am a sinner, and I’ve accepted it; clearly there’s something wrong with me, and I’ve got to face that. This is just one more challenge before I can face God again


1028b6  No.680917

>>680879

You have to endure it. Eventually they will become scarce. It's not a sin so you shouldn't worry about it too much.


3cf551  No.681336

>>674113

Keep it up, fam.


1028b6  No.681959

7 months not a slave.

still going strong.


cdf1dd  No.681963

>>680213

The worst thing you can do when you fail is beat yourself over it.

Take a cold shower, pray and stand up. You can do it.


ef5b5c  No.682011

>>681963

>>680213

This. Screw your loss. Keep fighting, anon.


1a6659  No.682046

What’s crazy is that I thought the urge to fap would disappear when I got married. Three years into my marriage and it hasn’t. I thought that having someone I could have sex with whenever I wanted would quench my sex drive, but now I start fantasizing about other women I see throughout my day. I hate it and it’s opened my eyes to the cheating problem many men have. Guard your hearts gents, it doesn’t get easier with age or with a wife.


7ee333  No.682226

I'm having the worst weeks of my life. I'm masturbating more than once per day and my mind is full of unclean thoughts. And all of this after I had an amazing weeks experimenting the presence of God everyday and having a intimate relationship with Him… but I gave in to one temptation and now I'm trapped.

Please brothers, pray for me! I'm desperate.


8bf225  No.682237

File: bead503fd112de7⋯.jpg (5.02 KB, 225x224, 225:224, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.jpg)

>successfully stop fapping and cumming

>still edge every once in a while

This nofap stuff is an uphill battle


ef5b5c  No.682281

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.


99cb93  No.682288

pmo'd again, pray for me


322a0c  No.682343

>>682226

>>682288

Prayed for you lads. I find that despair is the biggest motivator for fapping, at least for me. Knowing that with God we can achieve remarkable feats, including getting rid of a serious porn addiction, is something we should never forget.


344918  No.682367

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>>682226

Here brother. Get the healing touch of transcendence from music.

I know that feel. Although I did not relapse I have not managed to restore my schedule as I had during the lent. I never felt so close to God as I felt during the lent. Those days were probably the most happy days I have had in the last few years. Falling from it feels terrible anyway. It feels like going through the desert without any end, sinning in my thoughts. I will pray for your success anon.

>>680213

Get off your knees and stand up to the vice. You don't deserve condemnation at all.


344918  No.682369

>>682367

This track is special for me. Months ago I was about to break nofap browsing /gif/ but someone posted this among porn vids with "repent". It shone among the dirt as nothing else. I was so ashamed I gave in and went on that site….Eventually I closed the dirt and just gave thanks to God.


82dfb3  No.683067

File: 65e50491798a645⋯.mp4 (1.79 MB, 200x360, 5:9, How tall is hitler and whe….mp4)

Once i have a wife, can i have sex with her involving contraception?


01079d  No.683071


ef5b5c  No.683072

>>683067

If you mean you're able to pull out in time, then maybe?


bed157  No.683074

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>>680885

>nofap for 14 months

>still get wet dreams like mad

>actually get wet dreams 4 days in a row and it's started to seriously affect my thought process

>haven't actually masturbated yet but begun lurking on boards I said I'd stop using

Send help.

Satan knows how to twist the thumbscrews really well.


ef5b5c  No.683078

>>683074

>nofap for 14 months

This alone should prove you're more capable than most of us here, anon. If you fall, so be it. It is not a mortal sin. Do not wreck yourself needlessly.

If you really have to do it, do it in the bathroom in like 5 min. with your eyes closed or something and never thing of it again for as long as you can.


d891f2  No.683109

Why is this so difficult to quit? I had a good streak going and just relapsed again.

It literally starts to consume every thought the longer I go without.


370f09  No.683115

>>683078

You don't break an addiction by feeding it. Sorry, but that is terrible advice.

Btw, you don't stop masturbation by fighting it like a warrior and trying to "conquer" it. Stopping masturbation is a grace and requires you to stop it on a spiritual level. Stopping it on a physical level is impossible and actually laughable. Most people want to stop masturbation for prideful or lustful motives (e.g. boasting of stopping or encouraging themselves to have real sex or making themselves more sexually attractive). Again. These motivations are NOT spiritual. They are just as fleshy as masturbation itself.

As a Catholic, I also received extremely poor advice from priests in the confessional. The real advice I got was from God after prayer, and that advice was tailor made for me only, and would not apply to others. Pray with a sincere heart. God can figure out your lies, dissimulations, and nonsense.


ef5b5c  No.683162

>>683115

What I meant to say is that you have no idea what kind of an addiction it is. For many guys juts being able to say no to porn is had enough, hell, some have a very hard time getting away from blowjobs, anal, hentai and all other degenerate stuff.

I have literally never heard of someone just deciding to quit and never doing it. Ever. Everyone eventually breaks down and gives in. Key is not to eat yourself over your failure, but learning from it for the future.

As for your rambling about spiritual warfare, everything is spiritual warfare. But to say to just be a fatalist on the physical level is outright stupid. The rest is just pure basic Christian doctrine. Worth repeating, but it is not enough in this kind of long fight.


344918  No.683168

>>683109

NoFap is not just state of body. It is a state of mind. Body and soul are one complex. First the soul must be healed, then the body heals itself. To break this your state of mind has to change radically. It is a spiritual battle first of all. I mean anyone can stop fapping right now. If your brain does not decide to perform the act you won't do it.. See the right way is through getting your mind above it. Reading scripture, praying when you're being tempted.

It is difficult to quit because our minds are rotten by the exposure to pornography so the adjusting takes pretty long. Even after that you're not free . You have to watch yourself. Once an addict, always an addict, just abstaining from the drug.

In other words: The ride never ends./


7cb4e0  No.683174

I'm going soon enough to be two months free. It feels honestly wonderful. The hardest time to resist is when I wake up with morning wood and my reason hasn't fully asserted itself. I am dreadfully afraid of failing again because the very image of masturbation just looks so very self-degrading by now.

Things that have greatly helped me were focusing on study and work, regularly going to church, and, ironically enough, not thinking about not fapping. Video games were surprisingly helpful as well.

Whenever I got the urge, I often prayed and it stopped.

Good luck to all of you in your struggles.


82dfb3  No.683530

File: a6c0ebcda1fe4ae⋯.gif (4.12 MB, 460x258, 230:129, a6c0ebcda1fe4ae3fa081592b5….gif)

Feeling the presence of God is amazing, everything is so joyful, i could be do a labor job and be enjoying myself, with this bizarre joy and peace. Not to mention the unbelievable blessings that God gives me.

I can only feel the presence of God when i repent from sin, I could keep repenting from masturbation and porn (any media that excites sexually me) over and over, till i finally get it right. Would God be okay with this, as long as i'm sincerely trying to overcome this?

What is the point of a gf/wife if i can't use her? it seems like Christianity makes women pointless.

I wish i could find more polite ways to ask these awful questions, sorry if i sound ungrateful.


2b2201  No.683532

>>683530

>I can only feel the presence of God when i repent from sin, I could keep repenting from masturbation and porn (any media that excites sexually me) over and over, till i finally get it right. Would God be okay with this, as long as i'm sincerely trying to overcome this?

No. You are not defeating sin by committing sin.

If you repent, but then, return to the sin, then your repentance was not true to begin with.

>What is the point of a gf/wife if i can't use her? it seems like Christianity makes women pointless.

The Christian concession (opposite to the Mosaic concession of the Jews, which was divorce) is that we are freely able to indulge in lustful relations with our wives, as long as we are open to pro-creation.


82dfb3  No.683875

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>>683532

>No. You are not defeating sin by committing sin.

>If you repent, but then, return to the sin, then your repentance was not true to begin with.

Understood, i'm not defending sin, but it's impossible to be free of sin, everyone lies, everyone lusts, how can we keep God close to us when we physically cannot stop sinning? Do Christians just keep God as long as they can till the next time they lose him?


b5508e  No.684561

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>Mfw failed out of sheer boredom

>Mfw I'm starting to lose it

LORD JESUS CHRIST SON OF GOD HAVE MERCY ON ME A SINNER


9576d2  No.684599

>>683875

>Do Christians just keep God as long as they can till the next time they lose him?

100% this.


8bf225  No.684651

File: fec34cc7bcb4062⋯.png (345.4 KB, 1000x1000, 1:1, 1531600084812.png)

>relapsed TWICE today

>had 100+ days streak

Really hard to not hate myself for this


3cf551  No.684675

File: 8ded682590e9fb0⋯.jpg (90.77 KB, 1280x926, 640:463, 436dcb92182a5fea309409e384….jpg)

Pro tip: water fasting + cold showers


4df6f9  No.684680

>>684561

I know that feel bro I need to go to confession and get myself back on track.


bed157  No.684684

File: e3c8a0976eb0814⋯.png (456.2 KB, 500x447, 500:447, e3c8a0976eb0814925c7111412….png)

>>683162

>>683078

Going to go with >>683115 .

Rode through it. Back to normal.

I've messed up my sleep schedule badly and my exercise routine. Need to get back into the swing after surgery.

I was under the impression that fornication with oneself was mortal sin. I'm inclined to believe that still.


c8ec53  No.684864

Anyone tried the method here? http://mychainsaregone.org/ It takes a few times, but I did it. It truly gives freedom.

Note: It is entirely contrary to EVERY method you have ever used before. From fasting, cold showers, eye bouncing, thought controlling, willpower, and anything else. It simply implants in your head a worldview where you can't look at porn anymore, or are not aroused by it, but saddened.


d02dda  No.684894

>day 4 of nofap

>can't remember the last time i went 3 full days without fapping prior to this

>roommate leaves the house

>temptation stronger than ever

>"i'll only look at a few pics"

>"i'll only touch myself a little bit"

>"i'll only sit while touching myself a lot, because i've never managed to ejaculate while sitting"

>minutes later, feel myself edging

>regret immediately hits at that point

>make a mess of myself, my clothes, and my surroundings

>in the end, i got no satisfaction out of it and it felt like the most useless and depraved act ever

Daily reminder not to give an inch to temptation… There's a nice girl at my church I talk to often. She can get pretty lonely, so she often messages me and we text back and forth for hours on end, even in the middle of the night. While she doesn't realize it, that's a big help in keeping my mind off that filth. I should've messaged her to got a conversation going the second my mind went astray.


4df6f9  No.684896

>>684894

>>684894

>Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (Romans 13:14)


ef5b5c  No.684938

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>>684684

If wanking is a mortal sin, then nearly every single man in the western world is never going to be saved.

I'm under the idea that holding on to lust is more harming than the 'act' itself. And that the act of fornication itself depends on how you go about it. Reminded me of this meme over to the left.

As for the spiritual part I still say it's more important to get yourself physically able to resist the urge since everything else is already a spiritual battle.


01079d  No.685049

File: dfe752faadc2eec⋯.jpg (5.03 KB, 259x194, 259:194, disgusted.jpg)

>>684993

Depart, satan.


50a6c9  No.685094

>Be me

>Try to be more positive, tell my friend to shoot me a book from the bible as we head home from hanging

>Tells me to read Romans 1-5

>Read it before bed (was a tough read)

>Literally feel amazing throughout the week afterwards, like full of energy and like a new person

>Hadn't gotten a single urge to watch porn or masturbate

>As the week ends, get into serious argument with foreign gril i was talking to, break off everything

>Situation throws my mood to the gutter but at the same time I'm glad because she was drawing me closer to sin and eventually one day premarital sex

>After that, my urges come back and my my low mood and self hatred hits at full force

>Relapse day after day

What the hell is wrong with me, I don't know how to get out of this rut or find people who will bring me closer to God.

Also has anyone ever experienced that feeling after reading the Bible?


4df6f9  No.685107

>>685094

To sin while cleansed of sin is hard because you are closer to God and thus more aware of sin with each sin noticeably hurting you. The more you sin the more numb you become towards sin and thus it is easier to sin without even realizing.


aec5ee  No.685111

>>684938

>If wanking is a mortal sin, then nearly every single man in the western world is never going to be saved.

I mean… yes? Ever heard about the doctrine of the fewness of the saved? Christ warned us that narrow is the way, and few are the chosen.


4df6f9  No.685113

>>684938

>>685111

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.


c8ec53  No.685165

>>685094

Yes, I have experienced this before. Not anymore, because I now know it is merely a trick of the devil. He will use an emotional situation to draw you back into many sins, when really, our default emotional outlet should be God Himself. "Cast your anxieties on Him before He cares for you". I have ranted at God, written Him angry letters, and so on. He can take it, He already knows how you feel. Doing that will strengthen your relationship with Him.


42fed8  No.685171

File: a8494de8259ad56⋯.png (312.26 KB, 458x485, 458:485, 1532277627291.png)

Once again I have become prideful in my meagre success, so I will warn those in this thread to stay humble with their journey and to always be on guard.


4d593b  No.685316

>>685171

Stop counting days


8c8c15  No.685960

Honestly, the one thing I have found that has consistently gotten me through urge attacks/waves/withdrawals is being cut off from being able to perform the act. Whether it being on a trip with relatives and staying at a hotel, or having family visit and spend time with at home, I am able to ride out the urges by not being able to be alone with a computer for an extended period of time.

If you find yourself undergoing an urge attack, and are alone and by a computer, there is a good chance that it's not a matter of if, but when you will give in. So get out of there until the urges pass. Go out into the living room to do some work instead of your bedroom. Get around others. Go for a drive. Go see a movie. Do whatever within reason in order to keep yourself from being alone with a computer for an extended period of time when an urge comes upon you. Eventually you will find the urges will pass, until the next time when you must repeat the process again.

>>685316

The last time I stopped counting days was when I fell the hardest. So no thank you good sir.


27ad4a  No.686005

>>685960

Counting never did me any good. Are you going to count for the rest of your life? It's not a contest. You're looking at it like a goal, "I can't give in because I'm on a record" when you should be looking at it like a fact, "I won't give in because I don't do this anymore."


01b4a2  No.686259

>>405648

I'm about 4 months with out fapping. Only recently I've caught myself looking at porn. I stop myself without relapsing, but I know that even looking at porn on its own is sinful and degenerate. I know if I keep that kind of garbage up the I'll break at one point. I don't want it to come to that. I want to get myself back under control.

Just wanted to get that off my chest. Wish me luck.


3cf551  No.686265

>>686259

Good luck anon and may God help you.

Continue to do what your future self will thank you for.


2b2201  No.686286

>>683875

Scripture itself compares the beatitude of salvation to a race.


1ceba5  No.686376

File: 4c6091306c7844e⋯.png (82.22 KB, 255x207, 85:69, 56E52CDF-710D-4B7E-B833-D0….png)

>Stop masturbating

>realize all the other ways you’re messing up


7a33aa  No.686461

>>686376

but it's an improvement, no?


b5508e  No.686472

>>686461

I'd say it's one of the reasons people (sub)consciously fall back to porn and fapping.


75535a  No.686517

>>405648

Sup guys

Been fapping since I was 14. I'm 26 now. I don't even know how to stop, it comes naturally like eating. Pray for me


8cdb3d  No.686555

What the hell is wrong with me?


c8ec53  No.686557


8c8c15  No.686645

>>684864

>>686557

Partially through reading this. I'm withholding doing an Irish jig til I read all of it, but I've got to admit: this is very promising. There was a point were I was afraid that it was going to be just another variation of the "easy peazy" book, but to my pleasant surprise, it's much MUCH different.

Time will tell, but right now, I'm feeling truly optimistic about this fight for the first time in a long time. God willing, this could be the answer.


1984cb  No.686718

>start to fall into temptation again and edge like crazy

>usual nonsense excuses in my head pops up trying to fool me into thinking I won't fall completely

>keep getting dragged further and further in

>remember all the times I've failed in this way before

>temptations persist

>think about Jesus

>think about all the suffering the lad went through for our sins, while I'm sitting here sinning away anyways

>suddenly come back to my senses and realize what I'm doing

>temptations fade away

Thanks again, Jesus.

I can not begin to express truly how weak I am to this particular demon. I've literally never had the willpower to break away from this degeneracy on my own. No matter what I try, faith is the only thing that's ever been able break me away from it. I have to stay vigilant and maintain my faith. I've been careless and skipped my morning prayers today, and I think this evil has been slowly building up since.

Always be praying, folks. Always keep your mind on God. It's the only thing that will ever work for sure.


ef5b5c  No.686764

File: 84c3608b481b6bc⋯.jpg (13 KB, 261x250, 261:250, knyaz_vlad_0000.jpg)

>>685113

>>685111

Are you honestly telling the that the Lord will condemn you to fire for having difficulty quitting wanking?

You poor sods. You're probably even worse off than the poor wanker.


4df6f9  No.686767

>>686764

Not on that alone. But getting your sins burned away in purgatory for wanking doesn't sound to fun.


ef5b5c  No.686770

>>686767

After a lifetime of struggle it might actually seem worth it.

But I think I'm pulling too many legs here because I'm having trouble with it too.

I'm down to 1 time a week now. Going to go for 2 times a month and skip November.


344918  No.686771

>>686376

This. Once you cease fapping you see how much work on your self-improvement needs to be done that you just don't want to relapse because you'd lose that energy.

>>686517

>I don't even know how to stop

Iron will, determination and prayer.


2b2201  No.686792

>>686764

Anon, it's a sexual impurity, and the sexually impure shall not inherit Heaven.

Think of this, hasn't man always been able to masturbate? Why hasn't it been condemned before? I'll tell you why. Because it was rare, if you wanted to get your rocks off, you went to a prostitute. Pornography has completely changed our nature, masturbation was considered an impure rarity.


2b2201  No.686793

>>686771

>iron will

"Iron will" has never helped me. Seriously, I'm at my strongest when I completely give up and just pray to Christ and Mary (a wonderful intercessor for purity) to help me. Less will, more grace.


ef5b5c  No.686801

>>686792

What man has the power to overcome the choking grasp of pornography then?

>>686793

Some anon above pointed out it being more of a spiritual warfare thing which I doubted at first, but the more I consider, I think the more he may be right.

Iron will is super rare these days too.


c8ec53  No.686811

>>686801

Anyone who changes their view about the body to be God's view about it. As soon as you do that, Satan will leave tempting you with it, because his only power over the Christian is lies. Temptations are lies packaged delightfully, we give into them based on lies, and so on. If you destroy the lie surrounding one sin, he IMMEDIATELY leaves it and goes on to another one. I've personally experienced this. It's like sudden freedom. The freedom feels truly free, I can see a pretty woman and not be remotely tempted, I don't have to hide from pools or such, sexual advertisements don't faze me, or anything. Get rid of the lies, and then you'll be free from this sin. "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free" ~ Our Lord


9d4b98  No.686963

Bros, I've been struggling recently with nofap, I'll get one or two days, maybe three without porn. I've been feeling a strong temptation tonight, but I'm gonna fight it.

>>686811

This was nice to read, thanks.


2b2201  No.686994

>>686801

>What man has the power to overcome the choking grasp of pornography then?

Man bestowed with the unmerited grace of God.


ef5b5c  No.687184

>>686994

Yet we are all bestowed by his Holy Spirit, our soul desperate to imitate it, to protect it and nurture it. Yet we are all guilty of sin, every last one. And those of us poor fornicators, our pleasure being the displeasure of God, we who are tied down by our own weakness and inability to use God's freely given grace, what are we to do? Should we tear our clothes in anger and pisseth against the wall crumbling down on us? And why not? Why should we not give in to hate for fornication? Hate is a sin too, but a sin less, if not one easier to handle. For if hate can defeat fornication, we would all choose hate in the hope that victorious hate would cease our suffering, willing to let us go, unlike fornication's tight grasp. And would not God be pleased that by a lesser sin we would remove a greater one? For in the end all sin in nothing in the presence of God.


026e94  No.687826

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Ok generally I made some improvements and in the past year I have been able to go 1-3 months each time before failing. But now I want to go on forever.

One thing I noticed is that I'm not really tempted by the act of fapping itself anymore, but by the porn. This has been going on for months, it used to be the opposite before. I'm doing my best to resist temptations anytime they appear, and will also improve my spiritual life in other ways, but does anyone have any other advice on what else I can do against this particular temptation (porn)?


2b2201  No.687838

>>687184

>blah blah blah

And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.

You cannot defeat sin with more sin. Quit masturbating, quit fornicating. Start praying.


04a55e  No.687843

File: cdd2b0a76300c05⋯.jpg (44 KB, 1500x500, 3:1, 3osts.jpg)

>>687826

You need to take steps to completely exorcise it from you life. If its thots on social media, block them. Unfollow all accounts that share, retweet, or post porn, suggestive images, and the like. If its entire websites then consider installing porn blockers or simply try to exercise your own willpower not to visit them; prayer is essential for this! Whenever you get the urge to visit a site, say a short prayer, the Jesus prayer has worked literal wonders for me.

Consider limiting your time on your devices too, or restrict yourself just to playing games or watching movies so that you won't be tempted to visit any porn sites.

But again, most importantly, you must pray!


026e94  No.688175

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>>687843

Thanks for advice, prayer is always good.

Also with porn it doesn't work like that for me. I don't use social media a lot, and I'm not exposed to porn and suggestive images regurarily.

My problem is thoughts, sometimes they're hard to silence instantly and over time it keeps building up. I don't let them grow into fantasies but sometimes I'm off guard and some images slip in before I can shut them off. These things, in addition to the occasional thoughts like "maybe it's not that bad of a sin? maybe I'll just indulge for a while and then go back?" can build up over time, if I'm not vigilant enough and eventually bring me over the edge and into sin.

Despite reading a lot about porn and it's effect + even watching podcasts on it I can't bring myself to be "disgusted" by it or deny that it is pleasant.

But I know that it's sinful and willingly choose to reject it. Each time I try to drop it forever, always deleting anything I might have saved and deleting history, but usually I fail eventually. This time I hope to go on forever without it and I'm pretty confident about success, but I'm still looking for any ways to help me.


026e94  No.688177

>>688175

also I use the Jesus Prayer a lot, all the time


b5508e  No.688235

File: b1e233943f1203e⋯.jpg (128.27 KB, 900x900, 1:1, 1422469852687.jpg)

AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


04a55e  No.688251

>>688175

One thing I would suggest is that you also stop studying the effects of porn academically as you are now. You know its bad, isn't that enough? Now, to be fair, I don't know if that will help you, but my thinking is that you should remove all thoughts of porn from your mind.

I completely understand not being disgusted by it, I'm in the same boat as you with that. Also, occasionally, I'll get a big urge to watch it because we all love seeing women, but what I do in those moments is actually shake my head and pray the Jesus Prayer as >>688177 mentioned. If I'm alone I'll even shout at myself in order to get the thought out of my head.

Have you talked to your priest about your struggle to get rid of the stuff for good? He may have some suggestions, or even simply talking to a man face-to-face may help you.


aeccf0  No.688364

>>688251

>One thing I would suggest is that you also stop studying the effects of porn academically as you are now. You know its bad, isn't that enough? Now, to be fair, I don't know if that will help you, but my thinking is that you should remove all thoughts of porn from your mind.

Well yeah, that's where I'm at. I did that stuff about a year ago, now I'm mostly trying not to think about it.

>Have you talked to your priest about your struggle to get rid of the stuff for good? He may have some suggestions, or even simply talking to a man face-to-face may help you.

I did talk about it once during confession and the priest did give me advice but it wasn't anything I haven't heard before. Might try this again with a different priest.


add9b8  No.688835

Welp. After a solid month of being fap-free, I gave in, brothers….And then AGAIN within the span of HOURS after heartily confessing to God privately and being contrite of heart. I call that the second "wave" of temptation that follows shortly after a fall. Getting back on the wagon and confessing Saturday or Sunday. Pray for me and I will you.


add9b8  No.688836

>>688235

All is well. EVEN STILL God will forgive if only you ask, He knows your state and how deep into the habit you are. Never mind how great your sin is, focus instead on how much greater was Christ's sacrifice for you and many.


ef5b5c  No.688851

>>687838

Done.

Fight me.


176b0a  No.688879

Is it a sin tho? Like i need scripture. We're not talking about porn. Help im struggling bros.


04a55e  No.688886

>>688879

read the OP


ef5b5c  No.688887

>>688879

It's a sin. Some call it a mortal sin, fools that they are. But in it the greatest sin is not to combat it. Endgame is getting a wife and, excuse my ghetto, 'pump' out children.

If you can't do that for whatever reason, celibacy is the only way, maybe even eunuchry.

Above all, let it not one sin dismay you, but fight them all at the spiritual level even if it takes your entire life doing it.


aec5ee  No.688891

>>688887

>Some call it a mortal sin

It is a mortal sin, as are all sins of impurity.

>fools that they are

Matthew 5:22


8c8c15  No.688893

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>686557

>>686645

Welp, washed out after a week. Back to the drawing board.

After reading all the main articles and blog posts (still have to work my way through some side linked articles and the comments) I think the site makes some very excellent points about the porn-prudery concept of the human body being a fuel for pornography. However, there's one very fatal flaw in this concept: Even though I know that the human body is not inherently sexual and lewd, the fact is, it can be made so/presented in such a way. When I feel the urge, I don't seek out classy nudes and topless sunbathers: I seek out the human body presented in a blatantly pornified fashion, along with kinky fetishistic stuff.

As such, I must recant my previous statement. At it's core it really is just another variation of the "figure out the subconscious psychological/cultural reason for your addiction, and you'll just magically stop!" myth.

Easy Peazy: "Once you figure out the masturbation isn't really pleasurable, that you don't need porn, that it's really just you staving off withdrawal/urges and that these aren't that bad in the first place, and that you can just make a decision to stop, you'll just magically stop!"

My Chains Are Gone: "Once you figure out that the human body is not inherently sexual and lewd, and that men being aroused visually is a myth and that people are really aroused relationally, you'll just magically stop!"

To be quite frank, while I agree that the nude human body is beautiful and mad in the image of God, the concept of there being no sexual dimension to the nude human body whatsoever, is a stretch (even in a healthy, relational sexual relationship in the context of marriage, I find it hard to believe that husbands and wives achieve no arousal from each other's nude bodies whatsoever), otherwise pornography wouldn't have any fuel to run on in the first place. More specifically, "Song of Songs" mentions breasts a little too often for me to completely buy the "no sexual aspect to breasts at all!" argument.

Also, there were some cringey articles on the site, including one in particular that makes me doubt the efficacy of the program. The article on "Porn proof your kids by making your family a bunch of nudists!" really made me feel queasy. But their articles on "Masturbation without lust is possible!" was a full-blown record scratch moment for me. (vid related)

Are their chains really gone? Or have they just achieved, at best, prelest through porn free, so-called "lust free" masturbation?


ef5b5c  No.688917

>>688891

It's not a mortal sin, you dingus. And read the entire chapter before quoting something.


aec5ee  No.688918

>>688917

>It's not a mortal sin

Yes, it is.

>you dingus

Matthew 5:22


aec5ee  No.688920

>>686764

>Are you honestly telling the that the Lord will condemn you to fire for having difficulty quitting wanking?

And Christ told us it is better to cut off the hand that causes you to sin than to have your whole body thrown into the lake of fire. I think I'm going to do side with Jesus on this issue, not you.


88db85  No.688926

>>667382

Look that’s all cool and stuff but porn was created by (((them))) to subdue and make men weak and complacent. It’s a tool that they used to keep you grounded. Half of the worlds problems will be gone in a minute of all the porn in the world disappeared immediately, men will start being men again which is direct their attention towards building and other creative endeavours.


3de6f3  No.689048

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Just hit around 30 days, crazy urges every day but its worth it


e19930  No.689329

220+ days

Now I get weak urges only when I feel lonesome, in need of a woman to love. Realizing fapping would make me just more miserable and that it would make seeking the woman worse I feel no desire to masturbate.

I've already decided that the next time I'll use my genitals for sexual purposes will be the wedding night with my future wife.

Now I'll just pray I'll make it.


ef5b5c  No.689332

>>688918

It's not. Doofus.


b5508e  No.689334

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>>689048

>>689329

>That moment you realize that porn was created so we could get hooked on it and have difficulties finding a wife but even then if you find one you cannot directly marry them because you got to study for a job until your mid 20s so certain (((people))) can profit from it


322a0c  No.689336

5 days without fapping, had avoided porn for five days but then I gave in. Watched a lot of porn, knowing all the while that what I was doing wasn't just sinful, it was really dumb and pointless. Downloaded a whole bunch of porn, got blue balls, was on the verge of jerking off to completion and then decided against the whole thing. Stopped fapping and deleted all the porn I'd downloaded. Now I'm wishing I hadn't done all that porn watching, and my balls hurt really bad, but I'm glad that I at least didn't cum. Gotta keep going, gotta stop justifying this sin.


ef5b5c  No.689337

>>689336

NEVER fall back and 'take a peek' at porn even if you don't intend to do the evil mortal sin that will send you to hell forever without remission.

It always makes it worse and feels near as bad as if you'd had done it.


824717  No.689341

Guys stop being such weak asses seriously. Every time you succumb you lose a bit of self respect, stay strong my brothers. Collectively we can all defeat and lose this satanic habit that shackles us down and makes us be lesser versions of ourselves. Take out all your pent up sexual frustration and convert it into energy in the gym. Focus on becoming the best person you can be. Deus Vult!


c8ec53  No.689495

>>689341

It may sound weird, but it is better to give the energy to God. And not doing it in the way of "I'll go do works of mercy or volunteer or pray and fast a lot" but in the way of "God, I am terribly aroused, I desire sex in this moment, and you know it, help me through this." Reliance on God even in the most embarrassing and humiliating situations brings you to the point where He'll just deliver you from the addiction. It is shameful, but can you be ashamed before your God? He knows anyway. No need in hiding it from Him. Talk to Him about it, write letters to Him (something I do every single day, and it is insanely helpful in EVERYTHING), anything. Be direct about it. Don't try it on your own. Then, He will make you the best person He wants you to be (and it will bring you to heights you didn't think even possible).


e19930  No.689521


e19930  No.689527

>>689334

When I realized this my anger fueled my will to quit once for all. As you say it;s just the first step because you can't just have kids unless you have some kind of job.

In other words if you want to rebel against the modern world you need to be sound and strong on many levels. Thankfully God is with us Anons.


2bcdb3  No.689710

>>667375

Can't you read OP's post ?

> anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

This ends the debate to nofap's legitimateness.


19db30  No.689862

Last night I watched a video mocking discord servers for there gay/trap threads or whatever. It was a good laugh until the creator played a bit of hypo porn or whatever so the viewer could understand the weirdness of it. As soon as I figured out what it was a I turned the audio off. But i knew that as i was just going to bed I was gonna have a wet dream or something. I should have stayed up a bit longer to fill my head with something else. I prayed , went to bed. and yeah sure enough wet dream, but it was odd. I felt awake , only half asleep , and often I can resist it when im in that state. It takes me a we while to break out of dream but i often get there. But this time I was stuck at the thought of this women came at me.

which leads to my question. was this a succubus? Or am i just over thinking things. I was right annoyed because I KNEW it was gonna happen. maybe thats what lead to it , by anxiety.

dunno

also, is this a relapse?


ef5b5c  No.689874

>>689862

You're overthinking it. Literally doesn't matter what it was. Just keep fighting and don't bust yourself for failing, because everyone fails in this fight now and then in the beginning. Pray in moments of weakness.


3921fd  No.690153

I gave in again. I'm almost hesitant to ask for forgiveness again because I feel like I'm taking God's mercy for granted.


ef5b5c  No.690155

>>690153

Ask in honestly wounded heart and you will be forgiven. Fight harder. Make your failing worth it by getting back up and doing better.


81d4e0  No.690157

>>689862

>was this a succubus?

Yes.


0563b0  No.690166

Porn is a shackles that binds you to sin, destroys your healthy libido, self esteem and makes you a liar both to yourself and others. There's literally nothing positive to gain from your addiction. Even the momentary rushes of dopamine and endorphins are just a sensory experience that serve no useful purpose at all. You're poisoning yourself with porn.

The price of freedom is to let go of the chain. Be free, my brothers. Choose to be free.


915bec  No.690240

>>689862

>also, is this a relapse?

Relapse presumes willingness


ef5b5c  No.690248

>>690240

Or lack of will thereof.


e72522  No.690251

>was too tired/lazy to say my prayers before bed

>had the most horrible dream about relapsing

Really makest thou think


333102  No.690254

Whats the point of No Fap when if you don't release you just end up cumming in your sleep anyway?


4b7ea2  No.690255

>>690254

you're excercising self-control. cumming in your sleepy is mostly involuntary. so if you succeed in restraining yourself while awake that is a huge increase in self-control, resisting the natural impulse for an easy dopamine rush. puts you leagues above most normies


ef5b5c  No.690272

File: 54039af0dc28039⋯.jpg (88.5 KB, 647x900, 647:900, ccf965b3336d8dfbd8347f9415….jpg)

>>690254

The thrill of battling the devil?


2bcdb3  No.690279

>>690254

I find that nocturnal emissions don't happen if you refrain from having lustful thoughts at all. Have some during the day and there is good chance you'll cum in your sleep if you haven't satisfied the urge. You are more vulnerable in a sleeping state, pretty much disinhibited, so of course if you make lust part of your subconscious desires you will comply.

Only thing that happened for me without dreaming of sex/women was releasing a small amount that is very liquidy and not sticky at all, which is probably a natural process for prostate health. Had no impact on energy levels like actual ejaculation would.


2bcdb3  No.690282

>>690279

>>690251

Also this, ask God to not have lustful dreams before you go to bed. Or to have positive, peaceful dreams in general.


c8ec53  No.690556

>>690254

If you're not lusting (the real battle, if you've lusted, you've already fapped, it's the same thing, and I think it equivalent to committing all sexual sins at once), you'll likely not have a nocturnal emission. If you do anyway, accept it as from God honestly. It's not your fault, it's not sinful, even Our Lord had them when He was in puberty likely (people seem to forget He lived in this stage). It's just another automatic body function like pissing. A cleansing so to speak.

Remember, NoFap is not an end or a goal, the goal is to not lust, NoFap is just a huge help to that goal (which is a lot easier than it seems).


2b2201  No.690559

>>690556

>(the real battle, if you've lusted, you've already fapped, it's the same thing, and I think it equivalent to committing all sexual sins at once

and you're wrong. there are sins that do not lead to death, and there are sins that lead to death, masturbation is one of the latter.

>If you do anyway, accept it as from God honestly.

but it's not from God, it's a result of our fallen nature from original sin. as St. Augustine notes, the word pudenda implies that Adam and Eve covered themselves in shame not merely from nakedness, but from uncontrolled lust.

>even Our Lord had them when He was in puberty likely (people seem to forget He lived in this stage).

that's likely heresy, anon


c8ec53  No.690572

>>690559

I am aware of mortal/venial sins. Lust is a mortal sin as it takes full will to do, is grave, etc. Fapping and porn also take full will, are grave, etc. They are mortal. Sexual sin is mortal objectively to anyone who discovers it is forbidden, or inherently knows that sexual sins are wrong (I personally remember knowing at 5 of this, so it was a mortal sin for me then I think). The reason why I would accept it from God is that if He willed it, He could prevent it from happening. But it seems to serve a kind of purpose in health if I recall correctly. So it happens occasionally. For me it is extremely rare ( I think thrice in my life), but still. I reject theologically that nakedness is shameful inherently even after the fall (except the shame of being robbed, deliberately humiliated, poverty, etc, but that is not from the nakedness directly). I can see the lust though, but as already stated, nocturnal emission isn't lustful. If nocturnal emission is natural to humans, and God became man, then I presume it happened to the Lord. If it is not natural to humans, and is directly from original sin, then He didn't and I stand corrected.

Either way, we shouldn't worry about them. We should focus on what we can control, and growing in love for God (you will not hurt Who you love).


2b2201  No.690581

>>690572

>But it seems to serve a kind of purpose in health if I recall correctly.

Like? Christ never suffered from a fallen nature, He seemed to be perfectly healthy; likewise, I have never heard of anyone dying from perfect chastity.

>If nocturnal emission is natural to humans, and God became man, then I presume it happened to the Lord. If it is not natural to humans, and is directly from original sin, then He didn't and I stand corrected.

Thank you. I remonstrate you only for the looseness of your words, always remember that others are reading them. When you assume that nocturnal emissions happen to Christ, you are potentially calling into question the very understanding of fallen nature and conflating it with His most holy one.


165050  No.690701

>>689862

I have seen the video you are talking about. The hypno recording was literally voice synthesizer reading a text written by some sexual degenerate autist. You are overthinking this stuff.


4df6f9  No.690863

>>689862

>dreaming

>sin

Stop it if you have zero control in the matter how can you sin. That's like saying the person getting raped is a sinner as well because they weren't married.

Here is the Catholic teaching on the matter.

>Mortal sin is a sin of grave matter

>Mortal sin is committed with full knowledge of the sinner

>Mortal sin is committed with deliberate consent of the sinner

>To commit a mortal sin, the act must be objectively sinful, the person must know that it is sinful, and the person must freely choose to commit the sin.

>This latter requirement is not possible when the person is asleep and unconscious. So wet dreams are not sinful.


4df6f9  No.690874

Today the Lord has revealed to me that I am to reveal the novena to you. For those who do not know a Novena is an exceedingly powerful prayer and is based off the 9 days of praying the Apostles did leading up to Pentecost. I bring you the St Jude Novena Prayer. We will be asking St. Jude one of the 12 apostles to pray along with us to Jesus so that our desire to be cured of this disease of the mind will be delivered unto us.

St. Jude Novena - Day 1

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, you loved our Lord, help me to love Him more.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


035e4b  No.691204

Pray for me as well. I haven't found the strength to do it myself.


ef5b5c  No.691215

>>691204

Will do.

You will find all the strength you need in time and struggle.


4df6f9  No.691230

St. Jude Novena - Day 2

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, pray that I may have your zeal to preach the Gospel.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


927693  No.691249

I've been a bad catholic all my life and after looking into what is considered a "grave sin" I realize I've been sinning gravely since I was 12. I deleted my large porn collection I was very proud of, have done my best to resist impure thoughts, and have stopped masturbating all together. While I'm proud of myself for doing this I'm also absolutely miserable. I miss the blissful thoughts I lavished in and the large collection of pornography that brought me many hours of joy. I made attachments to all of it, since it was my personal collection, something I viewed daily, and now its gone.


4df6f9  No.691315

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>691249

>>691249

>>691297

To put it simply the sin was with you for so long that you feel like it is a part of you. I know it all to well since I just broke yesterday but the issue isn't sinning it is getting back up after you stumble and begging the Lord to forgive you because eventually the Lord will see that you are truly trying to fight it and grant you the grace to defeat it.

Pray your rosary daily the prayer is your weapon against mortal sin. It is said if you declare to pray the Rosary daily for a year you will either give up the rosary or give up whatever mortal sin binds you.

>““The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.” Pope Leo XIII

>“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary” – Bishop Hugh Doyle

Go to confession every time you break to remove the sin from you because the longer the sin stays with you the more the sins will weigh you down and lead you to more sin.


4b84fc  No.691481

File: 5c43532c4957472⋯.jpg (35.9 KB, 600x500, 6:5, 1499988236450.jpg)

It's been around two and a half years since I started NoFap and I haven't fell since. But these past two weeks have been so bad, and it feels like I just started NoFap yesterday. The temptation is so strong for some reason and I feel like I won't be strong enough. Pray for me bros.


2bcdb3  No.691521

>>691481

It seems like you're pushing to a later date the time you will reject lust and stop looking at women as objects of lustful desire.

What's more important, to have been doing nofap for a month while never thinking about lust, or to retain semen for 2.5 years while still having lustful thoughts every day? I'm not saying it's easy but you have to formulate the mental will to not have those thoughts. It starts by catching yourself wanting to have a second look at an attractive woman and refusing, and it will eventually become your nature if you keep on doing it consistently, also starts with occupying your mind with more important, beneficial matters.


4df6f9  No.691547

St. Jude Novena - Day 3

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, you labored for years, pray that I may have patience in my struggles.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


c8ec53  No.691594

>>691521

>I'm not saying it's easy but you have to formulate the mental will to not have those thoughts.

I do believe the Bible has provided a method for this, which I think is overlooked. Check this out:

>Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

In addition to the obvious meaning, I think this verse is talking about 3 types of thoughts. THe counsel of the ungodly are all thoughts that stray from God, they can be daydreams, vain thinking, coming up with ideas and plans on your own without consulting God (Proverbs says "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans", though we often forget to do this), or anything that does directly or indirectly involve God. You "walk" in this when you go about your day in these thoughts. The second is way of sinners, this is all directly sinful thoughts that you engage in, and we all can recognize it. Deliberate lust, being the most obvious example. You "stand" in it because it often catches you when the mind is idle (also when you've strayed from God in the counsels of the ungodly). The third is the seat of the scornful, this is all negative and pessimistic thinking, being overly critical of things, and failing to trust God. One of the ways this manifest is after a relapse, when you "scorn" the way of righteousness by thinking that it is impossible to obtain.

"But blessed is that man…" or happy, whose delight is in the LAW of the Lord. The word for Kingdom in the Lord's prayer means more "kingship" or "reign", and is less a physical place than more a constant reigning of God in our hearts. Following His law would be minding Him every second of the day and allowing Him to reign in your heart. This is delightful for obvious reasons, as the way of God is most pleasurable, and one of the side-goals of Christians is to unify your duty-seeking and pleasure-seeking will to God, where you must follow His Law, and you get pleasure from it. Doing this of course means having your mind on God, and so you meditate in it, day and night, in good times and bad, 25/7, 365.

Applying this is what I think St. Paul means when He says "taking every thought captive," by asking yourself, "is this the counsel of the ungodly? The way of sinners? The seat of the scornful?" and then asking God to lead your mind back to Him. If you memorize these two verses, and do that throughout the day, then you will get closer to God, and not lust. All thoughts that are not of God can usually* fall into this category. In fact, 3/4 times they do. Take them captive as they come, and gently turn your mind back to the Lord.

*There is a fourth character, the "strange woman." It is not just a prostitute, though we surely avoid those. It is our concupiscence. Our baser desires. She is what leads us with false promises into lust, laziness, lying, etc. In opposition to her in the Proverbs, is the "wife of our youth." In addition to being a wife we should delight in for our lives and be faithful to, that is the innocence and sweetness of God that we mostly had as children. She is perfectly virtuous and would lead us to right things. Some thoughts come from this strange woman, and we are to turn to the "wife of our youth" instead. The strange woman is foreign, and is often when a temptation comes from outside yourself. Turn inward to the wife of your youth, and hold fast to her. Those four round out all sinful and wayward thoughts. Meditate on this all day, check your thoughts, put them into these four categories, and when you go away from God, "take every thought captive." It's difficult at first, but you'll soon see massive fruit from this.

>We demolish arguments (debates on whether you should or should not sin, excuses the devil/strange woman makes to you, suggestions) and every pretension (wayward thoughts and leaning near to sin, thinking you'll be safe, deceiving yourself) that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Memorize it, apply it. God bless anons.


ef5b5c  No.691604

>>691594

This won't work. Like, at all.


c4a3ac  No.691644

all I want to do is play anime games. project diva, fire emblem, maybe neptune

Father told me that falling in love with anime girls is "not from God" no matter how nice it seems

so I stopped playing the games but now I'm chronically bored and lonely

I'm worried I'm gonna start falling in love with real girls

which would hurt my feelings because I'm not in a position to marry or date

been down this road before, I get super depressed from having crushes

ugggggggggh


ef5b5c  No.691645

>>691644

Sounds like what you need is some boot camp.


3e1634  No.691648

>>691594

You don't need to pull out a psychological theory of Scripture to fear the Lord and pray for deliverance from lusts.

>That is…the innocence and sweetness of God…she is perfectly virtuous and would lead us to right things.

I think "the wife of your youth" is just referring to the wife of your youth in this verse.

For me the key takeaway of the strange woman in the proverbs is that she doesn't seduce visually, but by words. To me it's important to realize that it isn't just the visual stimulation of images or fantasies: it's a whole deck of crooked convictions and crooked words you already have that you use to justify sin.


b5a3ff  No.691672

>>691645

>>691645

I tried that but they wouldn't let me in cause medical stuff

(i'm the same poster you replied to)


4df6f9  No.691683

St. Jude Novena - Day 4

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, you are known for answering lost causes, pray for my most impossible needs.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


830c2a  No.691694

File: c8ee38932fdb967⋯.jpg (387.76 KB, 1920x1200, 8:5, 1531683571540.jpg)

I hate pornography so much guys.

It takes all the joy out of life.

I'll feel good when pornography is outlawed.


7816b4  No.691747

>>691718

Ha, if you're going to try and tempt us you could at least post someone who isn't a fat pig-faced cow


c4435c  No.691860

>>691855

why do you post this crap?


ef5b5c  No.691862

>>691672

Do your own boot camp.

Wake up super early, go outside and take long walks. Take cold showers, stuff like that. Try that for a week, then later go for two and then a month.

It's a long struggle, anon. But you've got all the time in the world.


26984a  No.691864

>>691863

he's talking about the lewd picture, asshole


a6b064  No.691866

>>691860

>>691864

Stop giving him (you)s, just report and hide it.


4d593b  No.691889

>>691877

Just don't do it fam


ef5b5c  No.691891

>>691877

What you need is radical life and world-view change.

Go on a pilgrimage. Make yourself a strict regular diet and lose weight, even muscle if need be.

Go on a pilgrimage to some far off, harsh place where there are no women and stay there for a good while.


ef5b5c  No.691895

>>691894

It's not about being "fit" fit, it's about being healthy fit. Maybe you're too fir and the excess test. is haunting you too much.

Seeing as you're so fit though and in money problems, might consider doing some hard labor for extra money for the hermitage.

But it's all on you, anon. Maybe you'll figure out something else.


4df6f9  No.691903

St. Jude Novena - Day 5

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, you sacrificed for the Kingdom of God, pray that I may sacrifice like you.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


c8ec53  No.691980

>>691877

Turn my mind to the face of Christ, and meditate on it until the urge is gone, or some other thing. Really just recognizing the world is trash and only God is Good, and going closer to that Good is the only thing worth doing. Make a habit of doing so outside of lustful periods, and you'll default to it then as well.


a6b064  No.691999

File: 47bb67a725a4937⋯.gif (443.4 KB, 480x238, 240:119, 8c6.gif)

>>691877


4df6f9  No.692279

St. Jude Novena - Day 6

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, pray that I may know God’s will in my life.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


f78402  No.692311

File: 58a1e46f7a18b9c⋯.png (224.33 KB, 507x783, 169:261, 1535133673023 (1).png)


ecfaeb  No.692465

File: d051c70d5a5104b⋯.png (22.79 KB, 154x252, 11:18, FacepalmVaultBoy.png)

I have failed again.Why can't I beat this? Why can't I stop my weird kink shit from destroying my relationship with God? winnie the pooh.


6af5ac  No.692553

I've been using Blocksite to block porn but have found it way too easy to circumvent. I'm reluctant to find an alternative blocker due to laziness regarding reconfiguring it with my extensive blocklist, so I'd like to reinforce Blocksite instead. I think I could probably do this by changing my Blocksite password to something random, then put that random password into a piece of software that only returns it to me ~1 hour after I send a request. The delay should allow legitimate use of changing the settings while giving me time to fight off urges if I want to disable it for less noble reasons. Is anyone aware of a piece of software that does this?

Better yet, is there another blocker that can use my Blocksite .csv files and has word-blocking functions?


74b0bf  No.692642

Anons, I have fallen after a solid month of no fap, and this on the eve of The Lord's Day. Day one starts to day, pray for me anons! I will pray for all of you.


74b0bf  No.692643

>>692465

I don't know anon. I too have failed. All we can do is pray, fast, do penance, and seek God in His sacraments and in our prayer life.


ef5b5c  No.692652

>>692643

>>692465

Don't hold on to your failure. It may take years to achieve victory, but you must never, under any circumstances, lose faith. Keep fighting anons, Jesus knows you can do it.


578e9a  No.692655

File: 86b0c89611f1ae0⋯.jpg (12.8 KB, 236x314, 118:157, 86b0c89611f1ae01c79d28d648….jpg)

I fear I'm falling real hard, didn't go to church today out of sloth and then fapped.

The worst thing is I don't feel guilty even though I know it's wrong.

Please pray for me anons.


4df6f9  No.692708

St. Jude Novena - Day 7

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, pray that I may put my trust in God that He knows my needs even better than I do and that He provides.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


7ecd73  No.692720

I've done nofap while being institutionalized, but I keep feeling molested (by who or what I don't know [my suspicion is a succubus]) and I have always given in when I feel really molested. Pray for me, fellows.


7ecd73  No.692724

>>692720

Also, I don't have attraction to porn or women anymore (or even trans or men), but I still look at porn when I masterbate because I feel like I need a stimulant of imagination to get off, although I am obsessed with a few ideas because I've never had sex and I wanted to know what some experiences feel like (although I would have to be loved by a spouse to enjoy sex).


f57535  No.693253

St. Jude Novena - Day 8

Join in praying the St. Jude Novena

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions.

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, pray for me that I will not lose hope.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


091ef9  No.693511

St. Jude Novena - Day 9

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions!

Lord Jesus deliver me from my addiction to masturbation so that I may love and serve the Lord.

You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me and my intentions! O St. Jude, pray that God’s grace and mercy will cover my intentions. Pray for the impossible if it is God’s will.

Pray that I may have the grace to accept God’s holy will even if it is painful and difficult for me.

St. Jude, pray for me that I will not lose faith.

O St. Jude, pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love and in the grace of Jesus Christ. Pray for these intentions, but most of all pray that I may join you in heaven with God for all eternity.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Well that is the last day. Thank you to anyone who took part. By the grace of God I hope your prayer was answered. If not continue praying, pray daily, and pray often that the Lord may grant you grace in the face of temptation.


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4d593b  No.693751

What's the right thing to do when you start thinking about it?

> inb4 think of something else


ef5b5c  No.693877

>>693751

Look away from temptation at the speed of light.

Say a the Lord's Prayer in your mind.

Calm yourself and move on to something else.


e48bbc  No.694084

File: 3c9190635989cc1⋯.jpg (65.52 KB, 605x756, 605:756, 1532473355651.jpg)

/noporn/ for a month or something now, but can't manage /nofap/. Not sure why I fail. I haven't confessed in a while because of summer, maybe things will be easier once I'm free from my sins. I think what's still holding me back is browsing 4chan, I must find the courage to leave it behind.


c69936  No.694203

>>405648

Managing to ignore the impulses so far

Day 2 of nofap

Managed 4 days of nofap last time about 2 days before my current nofap

Pray for me anons


aab2d9  No.694759

>logged in on my old tumblr with the intention of looking at some cheesy emotional Christian pictures and quotes while I'm suffering my nicotine withdrawals.

>I knew what was coming, since this was an old profile, before I came back to Christ

>scrolled it a bit, glanced at some of my old habits, but then deleted it

>logged in on the porn-only account and deleted that too without glancing too much

I feel like the lust inside me is screaming like hecc now, paired with the withdrawals it's not doing a great combo.


ef5b5c  No.694823

>>694203

You'll turn those days into weeks and then into months in no time, anon. Keep at it.


9c2397  No.695476

File: c9a1fa687fdd33d⋯.jpg (27.71 KB, 403x261, 403:261, Untitled.jpg)

I found this while downloading porn games.


8e0305  No.695759

File: a9a9e4afab4368f⋯.jpg (39.62 KB, 450x301, 450:301, Smashed-computer-image.jpg)

Gonna be real with you guys…

the problem is that we sit at our computers all day, i just came back from a 10 day pilgrimage to the vatican where i did not commit a mortal sin including fapping for 10 days, meaning i received the eucharist twice in a row, and thats my absolute record in years.

guess what happens like 2 days after i return home, right, i fricking snap and jerk my weiner for 3 hours straight like some pathetic animal and go back to hating my own guts for doing something so disgusting (which is good i guess as it means God is alredy purifying my heart to the extent where my sin repulses me).

how could i make it for 10 days ? By not going on the internet when i feel horny, which is easy if youre out doing something, and very very not easy when you're sitting in your room. Also i was praying a decade of the rosary every day.

Matthew 5:30

If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off,

and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable

for you that one of your members should perish, than

for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.

Now this is a hard pill to swallow, and im having a tough time accepting it myself, but your computer might just be the part of you that needs to get cut off for you to save your soul…

how about this for an idea, sell your PC, buy a thinkpad and make it a habit to browse the web in a café or a public library, this way youll naturally avoid any nsfw material AND you will be outside much more which is where youre then gonna be more likely to meet your future spouse than inside your room.


ef5b5c  No.695785

>>695759

Try nofap moth (november) this year. Prepare yourself for weeks beforehand and then reach for the stars.


aab2d9  No.695788

All good until now.

I don't remember the last time, but I think it was approximately a week ago? Maybe more or less.

Today I went to Liturgy, left early because my back hurt (Orthodox, no seats). Prayed when I got home, ate and then fell asleep.

Now I woke up and I'm dying of lust, but I refuse to sin…

Serves me right for leaving the Liturgy early.


17bd94  No.695850

>>693751

>What's the right thing to do when you start thinking about it?

Sell all your possessions and take up your cross.


eaf412  No.695895

File: a07afc8803cb310⋯.webm (1.91 MB, 1920x800, 12:5, mfw Christ is Lord.webm)

I'm engaged to be married, and in a long distance relationship. Just wanted to give some advice from my own struggles.

______

It is far better to stay completely clean than to tempt yourself or allow yourself to be tempted. Avoid imagery at all costs, and pray always. Do not "edge". That will harm you just as badly. You can't cheat. "Edging" will most likely cause you to have ED later in life, and will affect your brain patterns now.

I don't mean to encourage anyone to give up or to give in, but if you're stuck in this cycle of "edging," then you need to release, finish, and then start over from the beginning. Reset to day 0. It's far healthier for your mind and your soul. Stop looking at anything pornographic or lewd. Do something with your life to keep your mind focused on healthy things.

Workout, learn a new hobby, read Scripture. Do something to avoid being tempted. If you're ever tempted, such as being on a board here or elsewhere, we all know what is posted on other boards, immediately stop looking and do something else. Always pray.

Seek a wife, and always have hope in Christ. Have patience, but also take chances and step out of your own comfort. Have no fear except in the Lord. God will lead you to your wife if you do these things. I speak from experience.

God bless all of you, and have a happy Sunday.


ef5b5c  No.696213

File: 999fae6d9e6b759⋯.jpg (18.64 KB, 316x424, 79:106, 447px-Manlytears3.jpg)


27db32  No.696426

>>695785

>Try nofap moth (november) this year

While I admire the effort to combat pornography addiction, I think this is misguided in that people will try to get all their 'faps' in before the month of November and if they fail they will think they have to wait until next year. The best time to NoFap is right now.


2bcdb3  No.696428

>>695785

This honestly sounds like a misguiding advice coming from bad intents. Sorry if it isn't but all you're doing is promoting procrastination and excusing sin.


27db32  No.696429

File: 515151ee980ad8c⋯.png (73.09 KB, 652x540, 163:135, jesus.png)

>>692465

It's a tough problem and you're not alone, even industry professionals are having this problem. It's a worldwide problem and the devil has virtually half of the world's population under his grip. You're not alone and Jesus Christ is always there to help you.

https://www.teamblind.com/article/Addicted-to-porn-BGOJQXAL


17bd94  No.696430

Reminder that you’re not supposed to "aim for a record" or "beat your record"; this mindset contributes to your repeated failures

NoFap should be permanent.


b5508e  No.696436

>Mfw I failed after 7 days

I got triggered by a normal, regular pic of a qt girl, not porn.

At least I'm back on track instead of binge fapping all day erryday.


8af3cf  No.696438

I fell down today, fellows…

Pray for me please.


27db32  No.696445

>>696436

>I got triggered by a normal, regular pic of a qt girl…

That's actually a good thing, your brain is becoming normalized. Now you have to go through it in order to fully reset.


ef5b5c  No.696521

>>696428

>>696426

Pussies. ;D

>people will try to get all their 'faps' in before the month of November

I suppose that's correct if you have a fap calendar and you count your faps and pay a fap tax to the ministry of fap.

>if they fail they will think they have to wait until next year

If they hold out for a week, that still counts. And you can do it any month. November is just when people go for it the most so you could at least share in the spirit of the struggle with more people.

>>696428

>bad intents

<reduce your fornication

>all you're doing is promoting procrastination and excusing sin

I'd say I'm doing the opposite.


2b2201  No.696529

>>696521

>I'd say I'm doing the opposite.

Sin begets sin, satan cannot stand against himself. You cannot "sin less" in order to defeat mortal sins, which are all-encompassing in how they separate you from your salvation, and also calls into question any contrition on your part.


4d593b  No.696533

>realize the only way to stop sinning is to abandon imageboards

>80% of my free time is spent on imageboards or creating content for imageboards

>this has been the case for 8 years straight

>the people I talk to every day are from the same sites

>caused a permanent edgy sense of humour (by normalfriend standards)

>can't properly socialize because in my head I structure all sentences like greentext

>get all my news from imageboards

>get all my media, files, and streams from imageboards

>only place I know where to talk about Christianity is on an imageboard

How do I leave?


ef5b5c  No.696535

>>696529

So what you're saying is, if I DON'T do NFN, I'll sin less? xD

What is wrong with you?


0c1a74  No.696567

>>695759

>cut off your hand instead of exercisizing self-control

might as well shot yourself in the foot too


746794  No.696579

>>696533

Accept the fact that all the time you spend on imageboards is completely meaningless compared to the time you could spend with people irl. Sure you won't have the same liberty of expression, you won't connect as easily with them, and you're gonna have to deal with a lot of bullshit. But guess what? That's what real life is. It looks like your main problem isn't fapping, it's social reclusion. It's a sin to stay by yourself and never connecting with other people/christians. It took me long enough to realize it, please don't make the same mistake.


2b06eb  No.696691

>>696579

I'm not a social recluse. I have a job, I have some normal friends I see every now and then. It's the other stuff


bbede7  No.696705

>>696533

>only place I know where to talk about Christianity is on an imageboard

Go to church: Hebrews 10:25

This board is great (and if you stay on this board there shouldn't be a lot of temptation to sin), but we are also supposed to be worshiping together in the real world.

>80% of my free time is spent on imageboards or creating content for imageboards

80% is too much; it's probably more like 25% for me and I think that's pushing it (I don't think in greentext). I don't know what kind of content you make, but memes can be extremely powerful for winning people to the Lord, exposing the absurdity of degenerate things in the modern world, and other good things. I think you also underestimate how much the sense of humor we have has crept into the normie sphere especially with younger people. I bet if you normified some of your memes by 20% they'd fit in on some Christian Facebook groups.

>realize the only way to stop sinning is to abandon imageboards

Addiction to imageboards is a sin:

<"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are helpful.

<"All things are lawful for me," but I will not be dominated by anything.

<(1 Corinthians 6:12)

But I don't think anything about the medium itself is sinful. As far as board go, /pol/ is the worst: it makes you think you're fighting evil but it encourages a lot of bad stuff inside you.


aab2d9  No.696778

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us.

Please, Lord, help us overcome our addiction and cleanse our minds, hearts and souls of this disgusting adultery.

Praised be Your Name, forever and ever. Amen.

Brothers, let us take the Holy Mother of God as an example, contemplate her purity and ask for her guidance, so that we may be as pure as she is, while we are still unmarried.

When/if we will be married, we will enjoy sex the way God intended it, and hope for the gift of parenthood as well.

Glory to God in the highest!


746794  No.697033

>>696533

>>80% of my free time is spent on imageboards or creating content for imageboards

>>696691

>I'm not a social recluse

Hmmm…


b2224b  No.697064

>>697033

>keyword: free time


aab2d9  No.697496

>“O Lady, Mother of God, who gave birth in the flesh to God the Word, I know, O how well I know, that it is no honour or praise to thee when one so impure and depraved as I look up to thy icon, O ever-virgin, who didst keep thy body and soul in purity. Rightly do I inspire hatred and disgust before thy virginal purity. But I have heard that God Who was born of thee became man on purpose to call sinners to repentance. Then help me, for I have no other help. Order the entrance of the church to be opened to me. Allow me to see the venerable Tree on which He Who was born of thee suffered in the flesh and on which He shed His holy Blood for the redemption of sinners an for me, unworthy as I am. Be my faithful witness before thy son that I will never again defile my body by the impurity of fornication, but as soon as I have seen the Tree of the Cross I will renounce the world and its temptations and will go wherever thou wilt lead me.”

+Prayer of St. Mary of Egypt while standing in front of the icon of the Theotokos at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem

I'm struggling brothers….


f96df3  No.697510

>>696533

>8 years

You've been here for long enough compared to me. I am relatively new to all this. Look man, the imageboards are great, one does not need to leave them to stop sinning. One needs to stop visiting nsfw boards to purge fapping.

HOWEVER. 80% of time spent here is wasting time. I get it. I enjoy the content created by guys and I appreciate it. I try to do my part but I do not spend 80% of my time here because I go out,socialize, seek a suitable wife, try to move people towards the right direction. This is what we are supposed to do. Our people are plagued by atheism, by all sorts of sins. Staying just here talking to people who hold similar convictions as ourselves is easier than moving into IRL challenging all the lies.

>permanent edgy sense of humour

good. I got that too and most people appreciate it. You become an amusing person if you use it with light humour and wisely

>Can't properly socialize…..

well you should work on that by going out and talking to people.

>only place I know where to talk about Christianity is on an imageboard

that's not good. You should preach gospel irl. Not forcefully. Even leading by the example (morality, church attendance, aesthetics, openly admitting you're a christian etc.) is important.

>How do I leave?

Limit the time you spend here to 1 hour a day at most. Attend some christian community around your church, meet your friends, seek a new hobby…do whatever to meet similar minded people. Use the skills you learned by posting on imageboards (truth,edginess, talking about christianity) but always tone them down according to situation, to people you engage. Do not be afraid of being edgy irl but remember that less is always more in this case. You do not want to overestimate the limits of people. With your best friends you may cut yourself some slack but be very modest when around people you do not know well yet.

We are not supposed to be hidden….as Christ tells us we should shine for others to see the light. If you stay here all the time you won't get much done, you're contained in a safe space. What you want to do is to go out and engage there. It means stepping out of your comfort zone but it pays off.

I go here only to get some new energy,get the news, etc.. it's kind of recharging for the world out there.


f96df3  No.697516

My problem is no longer fapping…I am to reach day 250

I struggle with Lust however. I know this won't become easier once I find a wife, that's just a meme but at the same time I see that my lustful thoughts always spring from me being lonely, not having a girlfriend, thirsting after women…not always in a sexual way….usually it's about loving someone…at least that's how I feel. Sometimes I give in and view some clothed beautiful women…on /s/ though so the nudity always comes in admixture before I get to thread with clothed women. It happens 1-2 a month and I am ashamed of it. It serves no purpose, it stirs my lust and leaves me absolutely thirsty, empty inside. Yesterday the thirst got so bad that I had unclean thoughts during the mass because a beautiful girl sat in front of me.

I have to go confess and start again anew. I hope God forgives me insulting him by lusting during the mass. I can't even describe how ashamed I feel that those fantasies overcame my mind in church….


f96df3  No.697517

>>696430

>>696426

This. It is not nofap streak/month. It is nofap life. You'll get there sooner or later, do not give it up.

Streak should only track your progress towards NOFAP LIFE. It is not about the streak, it is about you purging the sin. If you always think about "muh streak" the devil will use your pride to trick you into fapping by "you got your record, now you may fap dont you".

Do not fall for it. Stand firmly all the way through.


fefe3b  No.697526

>>695476

> Matthew 6:22-23


fefe3b  No.697528

I know it's hard, and that it can seem like the lust takes over and we become a different person, but we have to keep in mind how serious this matter is. We're either going to suffer with Christ in this life, or suffer without Christ in hell.


6591f8  No.697674

>>695759

>your computer might just be the part of you that needs to get cut off for you to save your soul

>browse the web in a café or a public library

This 1000 times. Just dont have access to wifi at home, and do as i mentioned in.

>>697671


04a55e  No.697710

>>697516

I know your struggle well. I've found that saying the Jesus prayer works wonders when I'm in such situations as yourself, but I understand that sometimes one gets caught up in the moment before he can pray.


045525  No.697793

>>405648

Guys, I think I found a way.

It's not perfect of course, you will still need some willpower because God can't prevent you sinning if your will wants to sin.

I found this in a book about the teachings of Saint Porphyrios, a greek monk who died in the early 90s, close enough to our time to relate with our problems. I'm going to quote from the book.

"There are two paths that lead to God: the hard and debilitating path with fierce assault against evil and the easy path with love. There are many who chose the hard path and 'shed blood' in order to receive Spirit until they attained great virtue. I find the shorter and safer route is the path with love.

That is, you can make a different kind of effort: to study and pray and have your aim to advance in the love of God. Do not fight to expel darkness from the chamber of your soul. Open a tiny aperture for light to enter, and the darkness will disappear. The same holds for our passions and our weaknesses. Do not fight them, but transform them into strenghts by showing disdain of evil. Occupy yourself with hymns of praise, with the poetic canons, with the worship of God and divine love. All the bookd of the Church - the book of Hours, the Psalter, the books with the offices for the feasts - contain holy, loving words addressed to Christ. Read them with joy and love and exaltation.

By reading this books you will gradually acquire meekness, humility and love, and your soul will be made good. Do not choose negative methods to correct yourselves. These things provoke a negative reaction. Make no effort to free yourself from your weaknesses. Make your struggle with calmness and simplicity, without contortion and anxiety. Dont' say 'Now I'll force myself and I'll pray to acquire love and become good'. It's not profitable to afflict yourself to become good. In this way your negative response will be worse. Nor should you pray, 'O God free me from my anger, my lust, my sorrow, etc.0 It is not good to pray about or think about the specific passion; something happens in our soul and we become even more enmeshed with the passion. Attack your passion head on, and you0ll see how strongly it will entwine you and grip you and you won't be able to do anything.

Don' struggle directly with temptation, don't pray for it to go away, don't say, 'Take it fom me, O God!' Then you are acknowledging the strenght of the tempation and it takes hold of you. Becase, although you are saying 'Take it from me' basically you are bringing it to mind and fomenting it even more. Remember what Scriptures says: 'Don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Let all your strenght be turned to love for God. In this way your release from evil will happen in a mystical manner, without your being aware of it and without exertion."

tl;dr sing hymns with joy, praise the Lord, feel love for God instead of praying desperately for the urge to go away. It works.


045525  No.697794

>>697793

Also, whenever you find something that triggers lustful urges, be it a picture, a phrase, the mere mention of a porn website, run away as if your are running from the plague.

Condition your will to do this everytime. When you feel the first sensible suggestion to your mind immediately walk away from the PC.


746794  No.697868

>>697793

Unironically blew my mind, anon, I don't know what to say. Just when I think I'm finally back on track and starting to figure things out, I find out how wrong I am about so many things. What's lacking the most in my life is love, and I often tell myself that it's because "muh no gf", but what your book refers to is the love for God. If I felt love for God, and the people around me, and if I even loved my own self, my life would be so much better. Anyway, that's what your post made me understand I think.

God bless you.


624a4a  No.698244

>>672335

I noticed when I masturbate a lot and live in lust my allergies and inflammation kick in, almost as if my body is turning against itself


dd4d07  No.698349

>>687826

That's exactly what happens to me as well. I fact I fell for pornography for a brief moment yesterday, but I was thankfully able to resist masturbation/orgasm after a whole night of struggle.


a1f2ff  No.698353

>>698349

every single time I relapse then I can't sleep.


746794  No.699908

File: 492abacf2038b5f⋯.jpg (56.65 KB, 970x545, 194:109, just.jpg)

>stop porn

>I can masturbate by imagination only

>stop masturbating

>I can ejaculate by just humping my bed

Where does it end?


624a4a  No.699914

>>699908

stop humping your bed


746794  No.699925

>>699914

I will try. I've found that browsing /fit/ and /tv/ on cuckchan is usually what triggers me. I'll just stop going to these boards now.

>tfw this is the only fun I get throughout the day and I must stop it because so many pics of women are posted


541198  No.699973

>>699908

>>699925

Sleep on your back with your hands on top of the sheets. There's a reason you tell children this


2c447b  No.700007

>>698349

I too looked at pornography yesterday while browsing halfchan. Just a few pictures, no videos (though I know this doesn't really make it any better) however I did not break and kept strong. I don't know how long I've been on this streak. I think like twenty days or so, at least two weeks. I had my last Confession on the first and for sure know I haven't since then, and a few days before too. Please pray for me my brothers, I really feel that God is strengthening my will and actively staying my hand this time around but I still need your prayers. God bless you all.


6af5ac  No.700062

Is there a licit alternative to staight-up castrating yourself? I don't want to fight this battle anymore.


17bd94  No.700090

>>700062

Sell all your possessions and take up your cross.


b5508e  No.700522

File: b9f8fd6ee63cfa7⋯.png (995.98 KB, 2000x872, 250:109, WakeMeUp.png)

>Mfw I discover that the most successful methods for NoFap are either having a crush or being heartbroken and going to bed before 12:00-01:00 but that's not even close to being as melodramatic


9c51b8  No.700530

>>700522

I find that it helps to stay busy, and I always slip into fapping and other degeneracy when I neglect my prayers. I think it might also have to do with being surrounded by college girls and knowing that I will most likely never marry any of them despite the tingling sensation in my heart when sitting next to her.. her leaning towards me… playing with her hair… I really wish I had the knowledge and skill to convert a Thot. I am already so broken that I don't think it would hurt my self esteem.


7816b4  No.700550

File: 8c76c23222ee0d9⋯.jpg (25.67 KB, 825x464, 825:464, bane_tom_hardy.jpg)

>>700535

perhaps he was wondering why you try to tempt us with ugly fat women?


c34560  No.700552

File: 1f59e75ad0716e3⋯.png (310.62 KB, 886x724, 443:362, 1f59e75ad0716e3b0af8f05ce8….png)

>>700550

You're a pious guy.


2c447b  No.700562

>>700535

You're a sick individual. Repent.

Report this post, brothers, hopefully the mods catch before anyone falls victim to this entrapment.


9c2397  No.700573

>>700562

Don't give them (you)s or a reaction, just report and hide it. The whole reason they do that is to delight in a change.


e91f76  No.701017

File: c90dcafea790625⋯.png (38.04 KB, 250x250, 1:1, 1429281264239.png)

>Stopped masturbating for some 90 days randomly

>It starts again later due to me failing

>Stop masturbating again

>Pretty sure its going to return if I'm not careful

So I guess the question here is, how do I actually get the virtue of chastity?


c8ec53  No.701019

>>701017

Virtue is just the habit of doing the right thing. The virtue of chastity is the habit of being chaste. Learn to exercise the will, and just don't fall. Watch yourself, don't trust your passions, treat your body somewhat roughly to beat the passions out of it, never go by your emotions (as demons can and do influence these often, so they are not a source of information AT ALL), and pray with fasting. Boom.


19db30  No.701134

Does anyone have some advice on getting out of bed sharp in the morning.

This is usually when I get caught out and I have tried putting my alarm clock far away from my bed or even changing the tune that plays.


22fdea  No.701139

>>701134

consciously decide to wake up early and carry it out.

There's on trick to changing your behavior, you have to change it.

>guys, umm how do I stop punching myself in the face?

Just stop.


746794  No.701142

>>701134

Get to bed earlier.


8bfb6b  No.701153

>>701017

Marry?


b5508e  No.701297

File: d464a27d7f65197⋯.png (237.07 KB, 382x597, 382:597, d464a27d7f651978fe84ca5972….png)

Ok so this is the plan.

I'll be intoxicating myself on endorphins by going after this cute girl in my chapel.

If she wants me and we go out, the love feeling will keep me on NoFap.

If she doesn't want me or even better dumps me, the heartbreak will keep me on NoFap.

Either way it's a win-win, wish me luck and pray for my success guys.


b670c2  No.701299

>>701297

>In order to deal with this situation, I will be unnaturally intoxicating myself on…

Hm.


ef5b5c  No.701397

File: 92c08da4fda6425⋯.jpg (27.88 KB, 540x297, 20:11, 43ozv1s.jpg)

>>700552

For you…


c8ec53  No.701610

>>701134

"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." I plan on moving my wake-up time to about 4:30am, currently it's 6:10am and I go to bed at around 10:50pm. Staying up late is not worth it. When you get up and turn off the alarm (get one if you don't have it), it takes an act of will to just force yourself up. Sit in a chair and think for a few minutes then begin the day. Cold water on the face, etc.


c8ec53  No.701612

>>701297

This is a stupid plan. Don't intoxicate yourself. Just use mental prayer on the virtue of chastity twice a day and obtain it, or some meditation. NoFap is not something you "keep on", it's just a small component in what we should love doing: God's will.


ef5b5c  No.701649

>>701612

This without iron.


b5508e  No.701800

>>701299

Well, having feelings and emotions for someone is all natural.

>>701612

>This is a stupid plan

Of course it is, but it works though.

Just haven't figured out how long, I'll discover that hopefully not soon.


c8ec53  No.701822

>>701800

It will fail, and fail miserably. Any plan that is not entirely based on God, with it's end as God, is a failing plan. But I guess you'll learn from your own experience before you come to rely on Him. All works together for the good. All for the best.


b5508e  No.701839

>>701822

I keep falling into temptation, so I figure, as a sinful and fallible being, could use some physical help too instead of only spiritual.

College and the colder seasons (less thotpants) will help for starters, but either being in love or heartbroken does too.

I just hope that it's adequately long for my brain to rewire enough to stave of temptations better.

>Any plan that is not entirely based on God, with it's end as God

My endgame is God, and the suffering I'm willing to experience is for God.

You think someone would purposely alter his psycho-emotional state to stop touching his peepee just because?


7c8cd5  No.701996

I hear a lot about fasting here, but I've never tried it and I don't really know how to go about it (or if there is anything specific I should do) but I would like to try it. Can one of you fill me in please?


c8ec53  No.702001

>>701996

I fast regularly, it is not complex, but here is a basic guide (do at least two days a week): On the day of your fast you should increase in good works and prayer, if you're not doing this, don't even fast. The day before your fast, cease eating at between 6-8pm. On the day of your fast, do not eat until 6-8pm, and then only one meal for that 24hour period.. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday do this (at least Wednesday and Friday). It's better if your one meal has no meat, and is dry and bland on that day. Under no circumstances eat a snack, "collations" or anything like that, it will simply re-activate extremely strong hunger pains. You will feel it strongly for less than an hour it seems, and then your stomach "turns off" and you feel normal with slightly less energy (the lack of energy increases as the length of the fast increases, but it's bearable).

For beginning fasting, do NOT fast in successive days, you may get lightheaded and be strongly tempted to "sneak" food during the fast, which is horrifically shameful as God sees you. Other than the symbolism (Monday for general detachment from creation, and in honor of the angels, Wednesday for the Betrayal of Christ that we do daily, Friday for His death), Monday/Wednesday/Friday are good days to keep all year (except non-fasting periods) without exception, as there is a break between them.

After doing this a while, you may just want to kind-of fast 24/7, by giving up entire food groups in addition to the weekly three fast, like never eating sweets again, not eating meat again, and so on. I've done this, and it keeps you in a spirit of self-denial always, and you remember God in all your meals. Good luck and God bless.


c8ec53  No.702017

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>>702001

>>701996

One more fasting period that should be regular: Don't eat before Mass, or after Saturday dinner or whatever your last meal is. It's better this way, try it and see.


2b2201  No.702064

>>702001

for beginners, it's a lot better to start slow, the body isn't used to a radical change as losing 2 full days of regular meals, it's best to just start off with 1 (on either wednesday or friday).

additionally, you're actually allowed to have 1 full meal, bread + water is allowed and preferred.


7c8cd5  No.702152

>>702064

>>702001

Thank you both, I will start next Friday.


de92b8  No.702605

Genuine question. I would like to get my sperm tested, as I have concerns about my fertility. Is there a moral way to do this?


746794  No.702682

File: ee1d6a3ddccdc1c⋯.jpg (972.33 KB, 3840x2160, 16:9, ascended.jpg)

I feel like I'm ascending guys. Leaving 4chan was the only thing I needed to do. There is so much temptation there with all the sluts posted. F*ck this forsaken website.


17bd94  No.702685

>>702605

Wait for a wet dream then collect a sample.


ef5b5c  No.702706

>>702682

This is 8chan.


746794  No.702719

>>702706

I only come on 8chan for /christian/.

I was talking about 4chan. My english isn't very good sorry.


4d593b  No.703173

>>702682

How do you do it? I need /g/ for my tech news and /fit/ for advice


ef5b5c  No.703216

>>702719

It's okay man. I only come here for /christian/ too.


165050  No.703252

https://merchants-of-sin.com/

After reading this I haven't had a single craving for porn for more than a week. I feel disgusted I was using it for so long. Maybe this will help you too.


165050  No.703254

>>702682

You should have done this a long time ago. This board is the only one I visit. I carefully filter the information I'm bringing into my mind to avoid places where NSFW content is present.


2fd85f  No.703391

Just went involuntary nofap for the day, since I just scolded my cock with hot water this morning. I might try this in the long run. How might I succeed in doing so? Have any tips prevented you from doing it?

>>703252

I'll read through this for starters.


d74d95  No.703460

File: 806d720a9a19af7⋯.png (451.94 KB, 795x531, 265:177, 806d720a9a19af7543096aafa8….png)

Day one.


526dd2  No.703519

>>703391

> How might I succeed in doing so?

The key is to become disgusted with the act itself. You have to get into your head that it's humiliating. It's below you.


c8ec53  No.703522

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>>703391

I want chastity so I can be more pleasing to my Lord. He wants chaste servants, so I'll be one for Him. That is my sole focus, everything else, all techniques, etc, fall in place when that is your goal. In other words, love of Jesus.


927693  No.703556

>don't even believe masturbation and pornography is wrong

>one day learn that masturbation is a "mortal sin"

>have been miserable and struggling ever since to give up something I never wanted to give up

>can't go to confession or take communion if I never confess the sin of masturbation


c8ec53  No.703562

>>703556

Stop worrying about it, and focus on something else entirely. Consider your soul, and look at how many other sins Satan slips into it while you are being miserable and distracted by this one sin. Yes, it is a mortal sin, and yes that is bad, but it is far from all you need to be doing. Focus on something else instead, as you're Catholic, and I assume most people on Earth have at least 40 free minutes a day, say the rosary in the morning and the evening. Don't care if you fall, don't care if you binge all the way to the moment you have to say the rosary, focus on getting those two session (or three if you will) done each day, with attention. Make that your obsession, and see what it does.


a8851b  No.703576

protip: dont think about nofap and you'll be able to nofap


c8ec53  No.703580

>>703576

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

Cease thinking of it, and think of something better, like chastity.


624a4a  No.703587

>>703585

>encouraging mortal sin

I don't think you understand, you can't masturbate without lust, and lusting after a girl who isn't yours is wrong


8448aa  No.703600

File: eb4056571877307⋯.png (12.41 KB, 550x679, 550:679, Satan.png)

>>703585

>masturbating in a healthy manner (no lust, no perversion)

The mere act of masturbation is a perverted transgression.

>right?

No.

STOP masturbating!

Start taking cold showers and start fasting!

DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET WEAKER AND TRICKED BECAUSE OF YOUR FAILURES


c8ec53  No.703616

>>703585

It is not even the masturbation that is the worst thing I see with this post, even though that is sodomy and an offense to Christ. It's the idea the masturbating to someone while thinking of them somehow doesn't "debase them with your thoughts." It absolutely does, turning a creature of God into an object of desire, it's textbook lust. And it debases yourself too.

Don't fall into the trap of the devil because you feel an urge, or have a temptation. Use that free will, exercise it and strengthen it. Just deny yourself. Take up the cross.


640c05  No.703660

Had like 30 minutes of intrusive pornographic thoughts while half-awake.

winnie the pooh demons


640c05  No.703666

>>703660

Anyway, I did not fap. At first the thoughts I was having were to provoke lust, but when I resisted they started to be stronger and more disgusting just to give me a bad time. he even sent a gay image just to disgust me.

I probably made this fag demon angry.


1ac8a9  No.703970

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I'm at a difficult impasse

I'm consistently able to make it 2 weeks without jacking off, and often even longer past then. But the lustful thoughts are insane. They're constant, pervasive, and I feel like I can't even focus on anything else. I'll be sitting on the bus and some 6/10 will sit next to me, and I'll immediately start imagining some depraved scenario.

I always hear that after the "test spike" or whatever around 1 week the horniness will subside, but it doesn't. It just gets worse and worse until I feel like it's poisoning my brain.

"Just distract yourself!"

I go to the gym and am surrounded by thots in skintight clothes.

I go out with friends and am surrounded by thots wearing practically nothing.

I relax and funpost, and I'm 1 click away from porn.

What do I do? I pray and am able to physically resist jacking off (unless I've had some drinks), but I'm absolutely miserable. I feel like an animal.

I know some people jack off at set intervals to keep the horniness down, but that seems like cope.


8448aa  No.703972

>>703970

Start water fasting.


1ac8a9  No.703974

>>703972

I need my gains though, I'm just exiting skeletonmode as it is


c8ec53  No.704012

>>703970

1) "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner" when you have any lustful thought, to turn your mind back to whatever you are meant to be doing. You are in full control of your imagination, a thought may cross your mind, but if you dwell on it, you sin. 2) Ignore test stuff, who cares. 3) Don't distract yourself, think of Christ. 4) Stop thinking of people sexually, even if they are right in front of you trying to seduce you, think of them as potentional (or actual) temples of God. 5) Quit chans if you can't control yourself, get a hobby that gives you a tangible product.

Also stop worrying about gains, anything you can't take with you past the grave is basically worthless, start fasting, twice a week minimum, no food.


50d6a5  No.704039

I've been on a losing streak lately. Not sure what's up. Feelshopelessman.

I don't treat it like a game. Am I supposed to?


8448aa  No.704040

>>703974

Your “gains” won’t change the verdict on the day of judgement.


25d6e6  No.704136

File: 7aeed8223c8a01c⋯.jpg (70.82 KB, 936x960, 39:40, youwillneverclimbtoheavenw….jpg)

reminder kings.


42acae  No.704143

am going clean for over a year now.

but getting constant sexual thoughts and getting turned on by literally anything feminine, - even if its a cartoon animal - makes me seriously consider whether it's worth it.

not to mention I still ejaculate in my sleep. so it really feels im wasting my mental resolve over nothing


ef5b5c  No.704144

>>704040

What is wrong with you people?

>go fast

>doesn't matter you're underweight and that it might cripple your already failing health

It's people like you who should be more worried about day of judgement.


42acae  No.704148

>>697868

tried and tested works 100% of the time.

the problem that the act of singing and chanting praises to god can be very tiring and its not something you can do all day.


f96df3  No.704176

>>703970

The first 30 days were tough for me. I wasn't able to get rid of impure thoughts completely but it got much better. After 8months "thots wearing basically nothing" create more of a disgust than lust. Most often I just pass them. When I see a decently dressed beautiful woman….I do get the urges sometimes. But I consider it do be a kind of positive thing….it encourages me to approach women I just have to watch myself so I do not endorse the impure fantasies.The thirst drives my will to engage with women.

>What do?

Confess the lustful thoughts. Fight them off with prayer.

Also realize that it takes months to get your sexual drive back to normal - that is the state when you're not aroused by every poorly dressed thot. Be patient with yourself,be consistent and strong in your determination not to fap again. All the urges and poorly dressed thots are devil's tricks to get you back to day 0.

Do not fall for it. There's no trick or way around it you have to endure the hard days. Go to church, even daily if you're able to. It will certainly help you to push through this


bee91b  No.704189

>>405648

I just can't, I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell. I can't stop with porn, I'm really addicted. I've read EasyPeasy book, and it cured it for 60 days or so, longest streak I've ever head, but then I just blew it, and I can't fix it anymore. I dropped a tear because of my lost sould, how can it be helped.


ef5b5c  No.704201

>>704189

Ask yourself, how many people on this board have truly freed themselves for this habit completely and how many of them have given up the fight or keep fighting?


bed848  No.704220

>>704189

What are you doing to feed your spirit? I found the best way to kill sinful urges is to engage in Him. Worship, read the word, talk about him on this board, etc.




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