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Offline TristanCross

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Help with sin
« on: May 16, 2011, 04:31:37 PM »
I've been struggling with masturbation for years and I still don't know how to quit it. I've tried so many times.

I have also struggled with smoking pot and cigarettes. I do the latter more and the former once every couple months (but I know it's still bad). I have a hard time saying no.

Also, prayers needed for this.
"Let the mouth also fast from disgraceful speeches and railings. For what does it profit if we abstain from fish and fowl and yet bite and devour our brothers and sisters? The evil speaker eats the flesh of his brother and bites the body of his neighbor. "
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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 04:55:58 PM »
Prayers from a fellow struggler...

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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 06:51:16 PM »
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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 06:53:35 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 06:59:42 PM »
May the Lord have mercy on you and strengthen you!
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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 07:03:31 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 07:38:42 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 07:41:42 PM »
"Lord have mercy."


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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 10:37:51 PM »
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us sinners.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Help with sin
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 09:40:45 PM »
Lord have mercy!
Lord have mercy!
Lord have mercy!