Struggling in your own battle for purity? That’s not surprising since we live in a culture where rampant pornography use is accepted and children and young people are being sold into sexual slavery. We have to make a commitment to engage in the battle for purity in our own lives before we can begin to help others. Below are links to some very powerful resources for finding freedom from sexual sin. There’s strength in numbers. Let’s join together in a serious pursuit of chastity and holiness.
Resources for Sexual Purity
Augustine’s Brothers– Purity and Healing Through Prayer and Accountability
Questions Answered about Chasity and Purity -Chastity.com
The Thrill of the Chaste– Dawn Eden
Women Made New– Encourages and supports women in need of personal healing, empowering them to become the women God created them to be.
Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time– Stephen Arterburn
Theology of the Body –John Paul II’s Wednesday Audiences
Man and Woman He Created Them, A Theology of the Body- John Paul II
Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West
Theology of Her Body/Theology of His Body by Jason Evert
How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul by Jason Evert
Embracing your Greatness by Christine King
Pure Love by Jason Evert
Emotional Purity: An Affair of the Heart by Heather Paulsen
Healing of Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints– Dawn Eden
Particular Aspects of the Struggle
Same Sex Attraction-Moving beyond the confines of the homosexual label to a more complete identity in Christ.
Pornography Addiction- Restoring the Integrity of Those Affected by Pornography.
Prayer and Spiritual Resources
Unbound– Deliverance. Freedom. Belonging.
Angelic Warfare Confraternity – A supernatural fellowship of men and women bound to one another in love and dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity.
Marian Consecration- Embark upon a journey of a new relationship with Jesus through the special protection and guidance of His most holy Mother.
Divine Mercy– Healing of sexual and all sin can be found in the glorious rays of Christ’s mercy.
Fasting– A powerful tool recommended to us by Christ in the battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots –She’s our Mother, as trustful children, let us place all things in her hands.
Why Do Catholics Have Such a High Moral Standard?
Check out what Fr. Robert Barron has to say….
The Importance of the Eucharist and Confession
Catholics have access to sanctifying grace and healing in the sacraments. It’s very important that we stay close to the sacraments in our battle for purity. Jesus’ Real Presence in the Most Holy Eucharist, the Bread of Life, is available at every Mass. He longs to be united to you in Most Holy Communion. He is eagerly waiting for you in the tabernacle of your closest Catholic Church with so much love. He longs for you to spend time with Him in Eucharistic adoration. If you have been far away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation, come home. In the person of the priest, Jesus awaits you in the confessional with open arms, mercy, and forgiveness. Below are some resources for the sacramental life.
Not Catholic but want to learn more?
We invite you to explore the resources here and to visit your nearest Catholic Church.
Catholics Come Home –If it’s been a while since you have been to Confession or to Mass, we invite you to come home. Experience a fresh start, and the healing, joy, and peace that come with God’s forgiveness and unconditional love.
Eucharistic Adoration – Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association
Catholic Answers- To Explain and Defend the Faith
EWTN- Global Catholic Network
Catholics Come Home: Heavy Burdens
Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.-Romans 12:12