Hi, Briana —
As my colleague Paul said:
It could quickly
turn into a habit that could be difficult
The key is:
- keeping a solid prayer and sacramental
- and not doing DUMB things, like
receiving Holy Communion without
first going to Confession, if
you have struggled throughout
the week with this sin.
All Catholic parishes I know have
Confession's every Saturday afternoon.
Use them. Jesus established this
sacrament for YOU.
Finally, many times, people, especially
the youth, get frustrated because
they believe this is something they
can't overcome or control. The end
result is they start beating up on
themselves for not doing what the
Lord expects of them.
This specific struggle, that both
men and women have, will only be
over when they are six feet under
the ground. (buried and dead.) That
said, don't beat up on yourself.
If you fall, just get up again, find
a compassionate priest [and|or] confessor
who can hear your Confession and
start fresh again.
Most importantly, remember, Jesus
was a man like us in all things,
but sin, so He understands.
I don't intent to rationalize any
mortal sin by my comments, just put
them in a proper perspective.
Hope this helps,