How do you stay pure? Without them, I do not know how any of us will succeed. But with them, all things are possible. Admit the problem and set the goal By nature, men do not like to admit their problems. When it comes to impurity, we must pray for the humility to see the state of our souls. As for the goal, the Bible tells us that there should not be even a hint of immorality among us Eph.

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How do you stay pure? Without them, I do not know how any of us will succeed. But with them, all things are possible. Admit the problem and set the goal By nature, men do not like to admit their problems. When it comes to impurity, we must pray for the humility to see the state of our souls. As for the goal, the Bible tells us that there should not be even a hint of immorality among us Eph.

This is certainly difficult, but all men like a good challenge. If you struggle with porn or masturbation, you may have become so entrenched in these habits that giving them up for years seems impossible. Do not give in to discouragement. God asks only that you be pure one day at a time. Remove the temptation If we are serious about living a pure life, we need to take an honest look at when and where we fall. Regardless of the time or place, if you wish to make purity easier, avoid the situations that are an occasion of sin.

Avoid relationships with girls who will only bring out the worst in you. Instead, date a woman with high standards, someone you can see yourself marrying. Talking about standards of purity can be awkward if you hardly know the girl. We all need solid friends. As Proverbs says, "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. I recently met a young man who said it was difficult to stay pure.

His friends would get him drunk and then try to get him to lose his virginity to a girl he hardly knew. With friends like this, who needs enemies? Lastly, get rid of any impure things you own. Without one last look, trash them. If you struggle with Internet porn, get a filter for your computer filter review or take advantage of an accountability site like Covenanteyes.

If you take these steps, your temptations will gradually weaken. The memories will begin o fade, and the soul will regain its strength. Go to confession One way to replace your bad habits with good ones is to go to the sacrament of reconciliation at least once a month. By receiving the sacrament, you not only get your sins removed, you get abundant graces to avoid those sins in the future.

Find a good priest who can be your spiritual director, and be open and honest with him. Receive the Eucharist Never abandon the Mass.

It is the fountain of purity. When Elijah was about to embark on a long journey, an angel said to him, "Arise and eat, else the journey will be too great for you" 1 kings In the same way, we need the grace that comes from the Eucharist to persevere in purity. John Chrysostom said, "The Eucharist is a fire that inflames us, that, like lions breathing fire, we may retire from the altar being made terrible to the devil. If you are able, go to daily Mass. This practice is for those who have nothing better to do — which, in my eyes, is all of us.

It is also good to spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Understandably, many young men find it hard to relate to Jesus. When we hear, "Be like Jesus," it does not appeal to us. This is the price he paid so "that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish" Eph.

He suffered so that his bride, the Church, would be pure, and he calls us to do the same. His example of "This is my body, given up for you" is the antidote to our tendency to look at girls and think, "This is your body, taken by me. It will help to purify your eyes and your memory. Be generous with your time. Consider that the average American spends a decade of his life watching TV! Use personal prayer In the words of one young man, "The way one treats a woman corresponds to the way one lives with God.

We may complain that purity is difficult, but how often do we ask God for the gift of purity? Especially when we feel tempted, we must have recourse to prayer. Perhaps you can use a petition like that of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, who asked a friend, "I beg you to pray for me a little, that God may give me an iron will that does not bend and does not fail in his projects.

To the degree that we love God and women, we will be pure 6. Ask the saints for help I do not know of any man who lives a pure life without the help of others. We should take advantage of some of our greatest helpers: those who are in heaven. For starters, take up a greater devotion to your guardian angel. When you feel weak, ask your guardian angel for strength. Unfortunately, we are all oblivious to our angels most of the time. Take up a devotion to St.

Most important is a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is essential as a Christian to have a personal relationship with Christ, but the Lord also wants us to get to know his mother. There is a desire in every guy to have our masculinity affirmed by a woman. The more we feel drawn to a woman, the more we seek her approval. We want to please her, and we want to be seen as a man by her. There is one woman whose beauty surpasses all others, women who is the very essence of femininity.

God himself chose her to be His mother, and gave her to be the wife of the greatest male saint, Joseph. She is our Lady, the Virgin Mary. Always keep one in your pocket, and pray it daily. Ask her to teach you how to look at women. Ask her how she would have you treat her daughters. May young people have increasing confidence in her, and may they entrust the life just opening before them to her. Develop a true devotion to our Lady.

You will make more progress under her protection than you would in years without her. Every single day, beg our Lady to grant you grace of purity, and you will see why the saints have boundless confidence in her intercession. Especially during moments of temptation, turn your eyes toward her.

Entrust yourself to her, and you will see that nothing inspires masculinity as much as being in the presence of true femininity. Fast St. Josemaria Escriva said that, "gluttony is the forerunner of impurity. Instead of the desires of the body dominating the soul, the soul will control the body. As Pope John Paul II said, "The satisfaction of the passions is one thing, and the joy that man finds in mastering himself more fully is another thing.

Yet we resist the idea of suffering to perfect our souls. But fasting is not only a tool to help gain self-master; it is a powerful spiritual weapon. During an exorcism, Jesus said, "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting" Mark Praying for purity without fasting for it is like boxing with one arm tied behind your back.

This verse also tells us that the graces that come from fasting can be offered up for others. Our sexual urge is a source of energy; it cannot be repressed, but it must be channeled somewhere.

An effective way to deal with temptation is to replace it with a task. For example, offer up a fast for women. A great resource to help you do this is www. If you are unsure about how to fast, talk to a holy priest. His wisdom will guide your generous efforts. Do something "Flee idleness," St. Robert Bellarmine warned, "for no one is more exposed to such temptations than he who has nothing to do.

Practice a sport, go out with friends, and serve the Church. Do something. As St. Francis of Assisi said, "Always be doing something worthwhile, then the devil will always find you busy. Control your eyes and words The eyes are the windows to the soul, and they are constantly challenged. It gives us time to reconsider what is valuable in a woman. Christ did not die for us so that we could spend the rest of our lives avoiding the sight of beautiful women.

He came to transform our hearts so that we would be able to see her as God sees her. If his redemption of our hearts were not real, the Christian life would be unbearable. But with a real change of heart, we will, for example, feel pity for prostitutes instead of lust.


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