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Intense cravings after 3 weeks.

Maybe some of you nofap veterans can help out here. So for about a year I never went more than a week (2 weeks tops) without porn. Now I'm getting serious and Saturday was 3 weeks. And for some reason weeks 1 and 2 were actually pretty easy. No real urges or cravings.

Something happened around day 20. My urges are through the roof. Just finished reading and rereading on YBOP and I am going to be the "red X" visualizations

One interesting thing i read on YBOP was how the intermittent users will get more intense cravings. I think thats a big part of this for me. This is the longest I have abstained in over a year.

I will change things up a bit. Instead of asking for you guys to pray. Can i pray for you or someone in your life? I know I really need to spend more time talking with our heavenly Father. How can I pray for you brothers and sisters?
CPilot, Tao Jones, Myfortress and 5 others like this.
Matthew Jacob more_vert
Matthew Jacob
My best friends (brothers) recently lost their mother to suicide. Please pray for them to find our Heavenly Father to fill the void left by the intense sense of abandonment they feel right now. Stay strong, you know He will never stop loving you!
007malone more_vert
I love this!! prayer requests !! I’m praying for you that you will receive the willpower to overcome those urges in Jesus mighty name amen! I’d love if you pray for me. I have a girl that I’m interested in . Also for physical healing. Matthew Jacob, I’m praying for your friends family that they’ll get through this tough time, also for you brother. God bless all!
Ready to Stop more_vert
Ready to Stop
Love this idea! I just prayed for everyone who has commented so far. I could use some prayer for God to show me how to find my peace and joy in him rather than continue to search for it in worldly possessions and things.
Myfortress more_vert
That is a great response to intense cravings. Getting the focus off of yourself and thinking about others. That is a spirit led response. Breaking the old patterns is tough. Your mind and the enemy do not want this to end. Keep looking to the Lord.
Romans 6 23 more_vert
Romans 6 23
Praying for all of you. And thank you all who have prayed for me. Urges were even stronger this morning. I get up early for work while the family is still asleep so it leaves an opening. It used to be part of my pre work morning routine. I really would have given in in the past but I was able to resist. Getting closer to 1 month... Havent had one month free since beginning of 2020.
Romans 6 23 more_vert
Romans 6 23
And Matthew Jacob so sorry to hear that. I lost an uncle to suicide. That really is such a hard thing to go through. Praying for you too as I'm sure you knew her too. Wish I even knew what to say...
frogs2345 more_vert
I need to start doing this as well. I need to be less selfish. I am now living alone and my parents are 9 hours away. Please pray they get adjusted to their new house. Please pray i do not focus on being alone, but rather on the friends i do have.
CPilot more_vert
Take heart! The increased cravings are a sign you are on the right path. As it says in Matt 12:43-45 when the devil finds its old dwelling swept clean it will come back with seven spirits more wicked than itself. I had the same experience as you but I encourage you to persist. Now when the temptations come, my strength to resist is much greater than it was. Stay the path and you will find the same. Thank you for the offer of prayer. Please join me in prayer for my children. I pray they will come to know Our Precious Lord and see through the misinformation of today's society.
LyarTheTruth more_vert
Your user name says it all. Our efforts in recovery are through Jesus Christ. Our strength is His.