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Practical remedies against lustful thoughts

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Venerable Louis of Granada weighs in on how to combat this common struggle.

Lustful thoughts are a vice that can easily entrap anyone, fueling a person’s passions in a negative way. It is a difficult temptation to fight against, as many saints have struggled with it over the centuries.

Venerable Louis of Granada, a Dominican priest of the 16th century, gave his advice in a book rightly called The Sinner’s Guide. In it, he gives a step-by-step plan for sinners who want to start practicing virtue and be released from their slavery to sin.

Here are a few practical tips he gave regarding the common struggle of lustful thoughts.

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