Question> I just can’t seem to get out of the spin of sin-confess-sin (lust).I’ve seen some growth/victory through confronting the issue over the past 6 months, but how can I be freed from sliding back into acting out physically?
djchuang>> Lust is one of the sins that is common for almost all homo sapien of the male gender (and some of the female gender, but in a different way). It is a part of our humanity to have sexual desire — so one distinction to make in your heart and mind is the difference between holy desire vs. sinful lust. If you’re a single person, it is a matter of self-control and taking the steps that work for you to avoid temptations. But my own opinion is that the strongest help in dealing with this is to develop strong male peer relationships of transparent vulnerability and accountability. And when the time is right in the context of marriage, you can enjoy sexual pleasure and fulfill your desires then.