Some think that we can have a civil and charitable conversation about the important issue of chastity in this room. I said I would put something up and see if that is indeed possible!
So, what is your best piece of advice to an adult trying to live a chaste and pure life?
"More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason. " --Our Lady to the children at Fatima
How can we as adult (not teenaged) Catholics help ourselves to save our souls from the sins of impurity?
I will go first:
Wear on your person a blessed sacramental at all times. The miraculous medal, the brown scapular, a crucifix (not a cross, a crucifix). Wear it always, not taking it off for anything. There is grace and power in sacramentals, and it is a physical reminder of to Whom you belong, and Who has given you this body, and Who dwells within you.
If you are tempted, you will have to, as an act of your will, physiclaly remove this sacramental if you are to proceed with whatever you were going to do. It will be a physical sign that you are separating yourself from God, that you are doing it willingly, with full knowledge. That's enough to give you pause and a chance to change your mind.
One has to pray the Rosary. The importance of praying the Rosary to avoid sin and the near occasions of sin cannot be overstated.
This is the third of the fifteen promises the Blessed Mother gave St. Dominic regarding the Rosary:
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.