Question by Gron Hatchat: How do you repent of fornication, and overcome sexual thoughts that would be ungoldly?
I need to make myself right with God, and I have asked the forgiveness for fornicating with my girlfriend. We have vowed not to have any sexual relations again until marriage. We have never had intercourse, we just did…other things, and I suppose they’re fornication. So are we taking the right steps of repentence? And also, have you ever fought constatnly every day severe lustful thoughts when you see an attractive person? How have you trained yourself to overcome those thoughts, so as not to lust???
Answer by LindaLoo
OVercoming the appetites, urges and temptations of the FLESH are things we ALL fight against in this life time – so sure, we all get it. And honestly, it’s all about self discipline and self control – our URGES should not over power our POWER TO STOP, step away, not GO THERE or put ourselves in such situations where we CAN’T control ourselves. Otherwise we are clearly making wrong choices. Don’t expect yourself to be in CONTROL – PUT Yourself ONLY in places where control is made easy and appropriate is the better route!
Don’t be alone in dark places
DOn’t stay out too late when you are in less control of self
Don’t watch things that entice, arouse or tempt you
Be with people, friends and places that are uplifting, virtuous and doing right things!
OTHERWISE, go get married NOW I would suggest!
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