For those of you who are Catholic (or of a similar Christian variant), you will know that Lent begins this Wednesday the 10th February, which is Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time of fasting, abstinence, and penance, which makes it the perfect time to commit yourself even more resolutely to the NoFap challenge. There are 46 days from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday - abstaining from PMO for this length of time will add considerably to whatever streaks you may already have. I will be using this thread throughout Lent to post spiritual inspirations that may help you in your journey. Feel free to also do the same. Even if you are not religious, by all means join in the discussion - we're all in this battle together! Before embarking on the Lenten journey to abstain from PMO, I highly suggest you go to confession either before Lent starts, or on Ash Wednesday (perhaps directly before attending Ash Wednesday mass). I find that knowing you are starting the journey with a "clean slate" so to speak, provides even greater motivation to keep it that way. Of course, if you do relapse during Lent, don't be too hard on yourself! Go to confession as soon as possible, and try to make it the rest of the way without falling. This goes without saying, but obviously just because Sundays are not days of abstinence, this doesn't mean you can simply go and PMO*. The idea with this form of abstinence is to go the full 46 days! Good luck! I will be praying for all of you, please do the same for me! * Note for those of you who are married: I know some people abstain from PM for the full duration of Lent, but from O on all days except Sunday (so long as O is in the context of having sex with your spouse). Traditionally when you gave up things for Lent (such as meat, or dairy) you were allowed to eat them on Sunday. In a similar way, you may find the journey easier if you do this. For the rest of us, we'll be battling out the full 46 days with no PMO!