Are baby steps acceptable in order to stop sinning or sin less?
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(05-20-2010, 05:55 PM)Herr_Mannelig Wrote:
(05-19-2010, 04:38 PM)justlurking Wrote: Are baby steps acceptable in order to stop sinning or sin less?

Or the only acceptable thing is stop sinning completely and for example masturbating 4 times in a month is as bad as masturbating 20 times?

Acceptable to do, not really acceptable to plan.

One of the problems in overcoming sin itself, is that total success in a single decision is not statistically likely to succeed. By definition, a person who intends not to sin knows that they will even if they do not plan on it or want to at that time.

Watch out for depression, despondency and scruples.

So, for the baby steps:

* Do not plan or ration out sins. Intend to never sin.
* Confess sins frequently (sometimes, knowing one has to keep track of the sins and then tell them to the priest...possibly the same priest can help deter incidents of sin).
* If you do sin, pray for forgiveness and resolve to not do it again.

I agree with this post.
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Re: Are baby steps acceptable in order to stop sinning or sin less? - by miss_fluffy - 05-23-2010, 08:54 PM



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