So as soon as you begin to lust, to think about someone as an object for your gratification, stop.
Sexual temptations are bound to come, but you do not have to give in the them.
Until he is, we’ll have a terribly hard time discerning love from lust.
If you truly wish to know the will of God as it relates to purity, come to him in prayer. Do not be afraid to meet him in the silence of your interior life.
Take your time building the foundation of a graced friendship, and only commit to someone who can be strong with you when you’re tempted.
Also, don’t be afraid to discuss the importance of purity, even before the relationship begins.
Where to Draw the Line If you are being called to marriage, then your future spouse is out there somewhere.
Do you ever wonder what she or he is doing right now?
As a result, their friendship and intimacy deepens and their relationship becomes stronger.
They discover that purity isn’t just the absence of sex; it’s an expression of love. We should not focus on how close we can get to sin without sinning any more than we should focus on how close we can get to hitting an oncoming car.
By persevering in purity, you’ll not only glorify God, you will increase your ability to love.
To stay pure, it’s best to avoid the situations and relationships in which you’re likely to sin.
But how do you cool things off if you’re going too far,?