In need of prayer

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by TheHiddenBattle, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. TheHiddenBattle

    TheHiddenBattle Fapstronaut

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    I've officially gone two weeks without porn or masturbation. But now as week three begins, it's getting harder and harder.

    Today, I had a lot of trouble suppressing my lustful thoughts. My mind wandered a lot and I ended up thinking about some of the porn stars and videos I used to frequently view. I've been praying that God would help cleanse my mind, and He has certainly helped me a whole lot, but the battle is still hard.

    And that is why I started this thread. Because I feel like I need some more prayer. Just knowing that others are praying for me would help. Thanks
     
  2. HowsYouDoing

    HowsYouDoing New Fapstronaut

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    Just hit the two week mark myself, and I'm about the same place you are at. I'll keep you in my prayers, just keep me in yours.
     
  3. TheHiddenBattle

    TheHiddenBattle Fapstronaut

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    Absolutely will. God be with you.
     
  4. ziodeg

    ziodeg Fapstronaut

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    God is always with you. Keep going! I'll pray for you!
     
  5. TheHiddenBattle

    TheHiddenBattle Fapstronaut

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    Thank you! I truly do appreciate it.
     
  6. brickhead16

    brickhead16 Fapstronaut

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    I recently gave up during week three and let me tell you, it DID NOT have to happen. Remember that you and God are in control. With the strength God has given you these past two weeks you are more than capable, believe it!
     
  7. ClaudioFFF

    ClaudioFFF Fapstronaut

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    I'm in my third week too and things are getting hard. You are in my prayers brother.

    Stay strong and clean!
     
  8. m43454ss

    m43454ss Guest

    Relax a little guys. I think praying is great, but I want to remind you that God loves you regardless. I think about my own experiences over the years and I believe the times that I've felt his love the most is when I was not at my best. I know I've been blessed despite my many imperfections. Think about the end goal here and recognise and realise that overcoming this problem will make you a better person. Probably happier too. A person who has self control. The benefits outweigh the negatives I promise, but try not to beat yourself up too much. Everything this site mentions about the psychological and physiological affects of maintaining this long term addiction are true because I've experienced and am experiencing most of these issues. Kind of weird for me to say this (especially since I'm claiming to be only a one day NoFap'r), but as 42 year old man with long periods of abstinence from pornography at times I know I'm more at peace, make better decisions and am happier when I'm not using pornography. My addiction has resurfaced since my divorce almost 2 years ago. A lack of discipline and the urge for pleasure derived from masturbating and viewing porn has reactivated my addiction. I know I use porn as a coping mechanism for loneliness or as a way to deal with stress. But I know that I will grow and be happier if I can return to a state of abstinence. I also know for a fact that my sex life will improve. I've developed an inability to ejaculate because of excess FAP'ing which has been embarrassing for me and sometimes affected the self esteem of my partners. My current girlfriend thinks there is something wrong with her and that she's not attractive. She knows I have a problem with porn, but doesn't understand the physiological affects of this addiction. I'm sad that I'm hurting her, and sad that this addiction affects my desire for a real life beautiful woman. Battling and persevering will make me better and you too. Problems and issues will and are going to happen, but you and I both will receive benefits and blessings for attempting to change and gain control of ourselves.
     
  9. TheHiddenBattle

    TheHiddenBattle Fapstronaut

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    Thank you for the support. It means the world to me.
     
  10. TheHiddenBattle

    TheHiddenBattle Fapstronaut

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    And you are in my prayers as well. God bless you.
     
  11. TheHiddenBattle

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    Hey, I'll be keeping you in my prayers as well. Thank you for your willingness to share that. I know that God loves us all no matter what we do, but part of my desperation to not relapse is because I have never gotten this far before. God has really convicted me of my sin these past two weeks and I can say it's been amazing. I've been restoring my relationship with the Lord through prayer, reading my Bible daily, and obedience. It's hard, but worth it. I feel as though if I give in to my lust again, I will set myself back on a path of sinfulness and lose the progress I've made. I can't tell you how many times I've said I was going to quit before. All of these previous attempts were in vain within five days (at the very most). I don't want to turn back to sin, no matter how much my body wants to. It's hard, but I know it will be worth it in the end. All I ask is for a little prayer to help. Thank you for the reply, it really does mean a lot. I'll be praying for you as well. God bless you.
     

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