I'm new to this forum, I just happened to stumble upon it and am really grateful. I recently went through a divorce and am now back to being single. There were lots of issues with sexuality in our marriage, but at least the chance of having sex existed. Now that I'm single again I find it extremely hard to just go back and stifle those urges. Any bits of advice for anyone who has gone through something similar that can help me minimize them? I'm a guy with a pretty high sex drive, so I really don't want to fall into a sex spiral and have it ruin my life even more. TIA
Are there particular situations that you find yourself in that are harder than others?
What do you think about masturbation? Personally, I don’t think we can conclude that the prohibition against masturbation, which some church leaders include in the law of chastity, is doctrine. There have been some conference talks that have discussed what doctrine is and I don’t think it qualifies. It’s kind of an extreme version of the “prohibition” against drinking caffeinated soft drinks.