Mass celebrating the feast of the Immaculate Conception yesterday at the North American College in #Rome. A large mosaic of the Blessed Mother by Count Galeazzi dominates the chapel. #Mary #Catholic #pray #seminarians #faith
“Life, even with Jesus, is hard. And life, especially with Jesus, is unfathomably beautiful.”Angela Nazworth
Travel trivia: St. Catherine’s is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited Christian monasteries.
Photograph by Fernando Moleres, Panos Pictures
“I’ll stop when I’m married” or “I won’t bring this into my marriage” is usually the rationale. The problem is that there is no superpower in that wedding ring that will magically imbue you with the discipline (and the freedom) to renounce pornography; your ring is not forged in the fires of self-mastery. There’s no switch thrown on your wedding day that will make you impervious to temptations. Nor will your spouse magically satisfy all the illicit sexual fantasies that porn trains your brain to expect.
Marriage will not cure your porn problem; your porn problem will undermine your marriage.
You bring into your marriage who you are, and that includes your daily habits and behaviors. Good habits and bad habits alike take time to cultivate…