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I do that and it'll go away for a few minutes but then come back worse than before. The temptation is overwhelming and for whatever reason praying only postpones it
Pssst, because you stop praying! lol

Truthfully, we're supposed to be (mentally) conversing with God every waking hour. And it is conversing. He does talk back, even if we don't hear him. A parking spot after grocery shopping is God talking back. (Sometimes he tell us "Got you one close to home." Sometimes he says, "Walking does you good." lol) One single lilac flower on the bush in August is God giving me a pleasant surprise. Getting me out of the house in time to see forsythia flowers encased in a sheet of ice on the bush is him showing me what he can do with March weather. Coming downstairs to a clean kitchen is him showing me, he gave me a very good husband. And he really does most of his talking when I study his word.

And right now, I'm asking him to remind me to leave this chair and get to work in a couple of minutes, so it really is supposed to be a constant conversation. (Not to say I do that either, but it is something I'm working toward.)
 
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Heads up, Mon! Controlling ourselves is the worldly answer that doesn't work. And that's why we have the Lord. He's the supernatural answer to our naturally sinful selves we cannot control.

Well here is the thing.

You believe you can't control it. And to try and fix that, you think locking yourself away from it, and the 'challenge' of self-control will help. I'm sure it will help, until that block is gone.

What you need to do, is plan to remember 'how you feel' when you engage with self-control. Write it down. Observe the truth. See the truth. Likewise, write down how you feel when you lose self-control. I'm sure comparing the two you will see one is better than the other. But not just that, that it is possible. When you realise, feeling good was way better than not feeling good, then you are more able to not control the habit, but form a new and more healthy habit.

Every time you engage with self-control, you are learning self-control. Faith keeps you going in that sense. I believe you can do it, all you have to do is start. And if you fail, start again, keep going, keep standing up. You can get there.
 

Monnkai

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When he said "ends up on porn sites" as if it were happening To him, he was being sarcastic. He's a porn addict.
Ads are mostly a reflection of what sites you visit, your phone can track your location and see what businesses you frequent and that affects ads. If you have gmail you'll find the subjects you write about end up in ads you see within days.
When my last relationship ended and my Facebook reflected my being single I started getting dating app ads on fb.
Deleting cookies wouldn't help him either. Cookies simply allow sites to track you on the internet to see where you go and what kinds of things you buy, as well as some other info.



I didn't even know they still made Zone Alarm haha. It was huge 20 years ago.
But you're talking about a virus protection app. This won't help him. And he likely has one already.
By the way, if someone was doing that to your computer, it's a virus that allows them to. Virus protectors don't stop 100% of viruses.




He's not talking about his computer being taken over, cookies or ads, he's talking about his addiction.
you ever see that show The big bang theory? Aside from horrible nerd stereotypes the show rings true in a few aspects such as people with autisim have troubles picking up on sarcasim, likewise I find myself using it unwillingly. So if I come across as. sarcastic mmost of the timme it is unintentional
 

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you ever see that show The big bang theory? Aside from horrible nerd stereotypes the show rings true in a few aspects such as people with autisim have troubles picking up on sarcasim, likewise I find myself using it unwillingly. So if I come across as. sarcastic mmost of the timme it is unintentional
I prefer sarcasm.
 
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you ever see that show The big bang theory? Aside from horrible nerd stereotypes the show rings true in a few aspects such as people with autisim have troubles picking up on sarcasim, likewise I find myself using it unwillingly. So if I come across as. sarcastic mmost of the timme it is unintentional
Just don't say, "Bazinga!" every time you try for sarcasm. lol