Brothers, what do you do when you feel yourself slipping?

For Fapstronauts who are disciples of Christ

  1. JamesJapan

    JamesJapan New Fapstronaut

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    I`m working towards my first 3 months free of pornography.

    Today, I came home from work, had a shower, sat down at my computer, and within 30 minutes I had this exact thought: `it wouldn`t be so bad`.

    I didn`t go ahead and act on that thought. But its a familiar thought. And usually the precursor to slipping up.
    Do you know when you`ve only just gotten clean, so you feel like slipping up wouldnt be a big deal?

    anyway, I`m wondering if any of you veterans out there have some advice.
    Thank you for your time
     
  2. The Big Sad

    The Big Sad Fapstronaut

    I try to just do something else to keep my mind off it. Read, pray, listen to music, etc. Hope this helps.
     
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  3. The Wrestler

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    I try to talk to someone about it.
    Writing it on here is a good step!
     
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  4. MarinoBigFan1984

    MarinoBigFan1984 Fapstronaut

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  5. The Wrestler

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    Diverts blood to big muscles and away from the genitals, tires you out - a great strategy!
     
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  6. ForHim

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    I will try this
     
  7. Mallett

    Mallett Fapstronaut

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    Please try to remember that none of it is your fault and abstain anyway.. also, god loves you forever. take your time, and praying will help!
     
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  8. ForHim

    ForHim Fapstronaut

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    Focus on Christ. He is more beautiful, more worthy than the father of lies.
     
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  9. TARS

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    Pray. Go somewhere else.

    When the first thought comes, don't wait for the next. Act now.

    P.S. I'm personally terrible at following through with this.
     
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  10. letter

    letter Distinguished Fapstronaut

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    "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me." John 15:4

    When trying to root out a practice of sin, death & evil, it is powerful and effective to replace it with Love, Life & Goodness. We can never produce these things in ourselves so learn to abide with the One who gives you life. Even in the practice of removing evil, let it be Him to do the act of pruning.

    You are the branch. He is the Tree & the Caretaker.
     
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  11. Abel_201

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    Be aware of the fact that on some level you may have unconsciously made the decision to sin before you're aware of it. At that point you could spend the next 10 minutes or hour going through an act that's just for your own benefit. If you're an adept liar, which as a porn addict I certainly feel like one, you can end up falling into your own trap of self-deceit and it works in the enemies favor to keep God from you. If you feel that pull, listen to these other guys as well, run away from your computer, leave the place where your old habits are indulged, pray and also do not let your mind linger on these things. Fight to not let your mind linger or go back and go back to the same thought.

    How much time we spend in prayer with God affects us through the rest of the day, for not only does God answer prayer and bless us but our thoughts are then in him and not elsewhere. If you need to prayer for 3 hours a day to break this cycle then do it.
     
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  12. A Username

    A Username New Fapstronaut

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    OP, I just want to say your avatar is superb.
     

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