How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. ~ Psalm 119:9
Purity is so much more than a struggle against sexual tempations. Purity is the filter of everything flowing through a man's heart, mind, and soul. It is a condition - a conviction.
Can a man reclaim his purity? Absolutely! Begin with God's forgiveness. Follow by forgiving yourself to overcome by crushing that feeling of shame. Then attack every temptation with a plan.
Be alert, however, evil comes back harder when it is denied. You must have a plan.
GO DEEPER: Psalm 119
The Plan: With every moment of temptation, memorize and pray these words of psalmist's answer to the question he asked in 119:9...
PSALM 119: 10-12
10 I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, Lord;
teach me your decrees.