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Cultural Quote #205: Fasting Is Training In Self-Control

If you struggle with pornography and lust, you have a self-control issue. Self-control may sound bland, but a lack of it can literally ruin our lives. Fasting trains us in the skill of saying no to our desires. Fasting says that just because we have an impulse, that doesn’t mean we have to act on it, now—and in some cases, ever. In fact, the lie that we have to act on our every impulse leads people into all kinds of addictions and toxic behaviors.

Fasting increases our capacity to refrain from acting on bad impulses, like lusting, stealing, and violence, and to delay acting on good impulses, like eating, drinking, and having sex—until when the time is right.

Walk In Integrity

For more, see Fasting To Break Pornography Addiction And Control Lustful Behavior (4 Powerful Benefits).

An intellectually curious millennial passionate about seeing people make healthy, informed choices about the moral direction of their lives. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy hiking, web-making, learning foreign languages, and watching live sports. Alumnus of Georgetown University (B.S.) and The Ohio State University (M.A.).

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