If you know your temperament, visit the Habits of Your Temperament
page. Click on the sins or vices that you struggle with the most, and print out the tips provided to help you overcome those obstacles. Stick them in your wallet or on your bathroom mirror.
Visit our Struggles with Sin
section and click on the sins that you struggle with most (ex. Pride or Lust). You may also want to check out the Struggles with Morality page if you struggle with moral sins, too. Write down one of the sins you want to focus on getting rid of in your life. Explore the articles we have provided for you on these pages, too.
Now, click on the virtues associated with the sin you are struggling with in our Growing in Virtue
section. Write down the virtue you want to focus on growing in. Read articles (and print them, too) about that virtue to familiarize yourself with the virtue you want to acquire or practice more deeply.
Learn about the Sacrament of Confession
. This is the surest way to take what you’ve learned so far and apply it to your spiritual, sacramental life. You most especially will want to check out the Five Benefits of Frequent Confession
and How to Make a Good Confession.
Prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confession by visiting our Prayer
page and printing out an Examination of Conscience
#7 Go to Confession
! You may want to get the iConfess App
on your phone to take with you, too!
With the grace from the sacrament now strengthening you, make resolutions to continue to work against the sin you are focusing on and to grow in the virtue that counteracts it. (But what if you’ve confessed this sin 1,000 times?
Check out the books and audio resources
we offer to help you continue to grow out of sin and in virtue. (Are you profiting from your sin?
Share our website with others, encouraging your friends and relatives to join you on this journey of growing in faith. Perhaps you can make a commitment to be spiritual accountability partners and check in on one another to see how you are doing in your efforts to stop sinning and grow in holiness.