Post published by dudeface

I learned today, that the priest who set me on the journey to getting help with my pornography addiction, has passed away. I am forever grateful to him for not only granting me absolution for my sin, but for also calling me out and challenging me to set it aside. May god grant him pardon and peace. Pleased pray for the repose of his soul.
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MaGRaM
May he rest in peace. May the Lord"s eternal light shine on him.
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JoeinMD
And, in honor of this priest and so that his ministry will extend even beyond yourself still and beyond his time of passing, can you share what his thoughts and advice were for helping with porn addiction? Praised be Jesus Christ! + Eternal rest grant onto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him; may he rest in peace. +
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dudeface
He had no special advice, beyond what I'm sure we all have heard. But when I had confessed PMO a couple of times he asked me what I was doing to try and stop. I didn't have much at the time. So he encouraged me to seek help. He asked if I were willing to meet and talk with him about it. He gave me the number of a fellow who worked with folks struggling with this addiction. I took thankfully and proceeded to never use it.
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dudeface
Truth be told the thought of joining some sort of support group terrified me at the time (still does in a way). So I redoubled my efforts to try and set the sin aside. Father was a bit disappointed I think that I was unwilling to join the support group, but he agreed to meet with me regularly himself. This in and of itself was a boon. Also the threat of having to go to a support group always hung over me like a Sword of Damocles