Catholic? Addicted to Pornography?
CLEAN OF HEART
Overcoming Habitual Sins Against Purity
by Rosemarie Scott
Pornography addiction has become widespread today, thanks to the easy availability of cyberporn. Catholics are certainly not immune to its allure; in fact, addiction to pornography is a growing problem in the Church today.
Clean of Heart is written for practicing Catholics who accept all the teachings of the Church, yet are still ensnared by pornography and self-abuse. There is hope! Through the Sacraments, God provides all the grace one needs to become pure. No matter how long one has indulged in pornography or how deep one has sunk into the mire of vice, Our Lord can still break the addiction!
What makes Clean of Heart different? First, it is written from a Catholic point-of-view. While Evangelical Christians have many books and programs for pornography addicts, there are few titles on the market for Catholics. Clean of Heart consists of forty-three daily meditations which draw from the power of the Sacraments and the wisdom of the Saints (elements lacking in many Evangelical books).
Second Clean of Heart is a surprisingly chaste book. It contains no obscenities or explicit "testimonies" which may be an occasion of sin for some. The focus is on attaining a clean heart rather than recalling past sins.Clean of Heart teaches things that you quite likely never learned in Catechism class, such as:
And much, much more! Preview both the Table of Contents and the Introduction online.
- The "seven daughters of lust"
- Compunction of heart
- Custody of the senses
- The importance of humility in overcoming sins against purity.
- Why God allows us to be tempted - and how to use temptation to ones own advantage!
- Practical tips for resisting temptation.
- How to offer your body as a "living sacrifice" to God.
- How to cleanse your mind of impure images.
- The connection between lust and gluttony, and how fasting actually quells lust.
- Purity chaplets, chastity cords, and other sacramentals which aid in attaining purity.
Are you tired of confessing the same sins over and over again? Are you constantly afraid you'll be caught someday and your secret life exposed? If you are truly fed up with how impurity is affecting your life, and are determined to stop, then Clean of Heart is for you!
"Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God." -St. Matthew 5:8
Clean of Heart is the Official Book and Program of the Serenellians Apostolate, a Catholic Healing and Recovery program for pornography addiction. The True Knights Apostolate also uses it in its Combat Training and Purity Corps .
Preview the Table of Contents
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Rosemarie Scott is a wife, mother of three and homemaker living in New York State, USA. She graduated magna cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and a Minor in Religious Studies. She is also the webmistress of the Mystical Rose Catholic Page
Proceeds from Clean of Heart help a single-income Catholic family pay for much-needed therapies for their special-needs child. Thanks so much for your purchase!
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