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I am in high school. I talk with my teacher a lot; and we are gradually becoming friends. I don't know what happened, but it felt nice. We are still friends. We talk a lot; and  ever since then I started to have feelings for him. Please help.

First of all, you need to think and deeply reflect about the situation that you are in and the consequences that it might incur. You mentioned the words "felt nice" Therefore it is a matter of feelings. The Bible tells us that we should always put our feelings under an examining microscope of control, because if we allow our thoughts and feelings to carry us away, then we may end up where we do not want to be.

Our thoughts lead our steps. If we have good thoughts our spiritual life will thrive and we will have good relationship with God and the Holy Spirit will be happily working good works in us. If we allow negative impure thoughts to overcome us, we will live a defeated spiritual life, the Holy Spirit will be unhappy; and His light in us will become dim. It takes effort and hard work on our side to control our thoughts and steps; but the results are always good and the peace long lasting.  The Bible tells us:

We are cautioned to bring every thought "into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5).

Continue in Confession and share with your priest any reccurring thoughts. Keep your mind busy with more important things than un-necessary thoughts; and if your thoughts persist, stop them by redirecting them toward more useful things in your life.

St Ephraim says, "The soul is the Temple of God, the heart is the holy altar upon which sacrifices of praise are offered and the mind is the priest who has the honor to serve this office."
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