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how the week went
By Joshua
3/20/2011 10:34:50 PM
So after going thru my usual cycle of abstaining for some time then binging now I am back with a week of soberness even though it has been hard but after reading some things about porn addiction and how the climax of arousal can only happen when ur mind is only focus on one thing I decided I didn't want to the dr jeckyl and mr. hyde as when I look at porn and climax of that my focus is on that and not on my wife where it should be. and if I am focus on my wife it is far more worth it then the porn or mb. Even though it takes more effort there is more of substantial relationship there and one that with time can be of a celestial nature and that would be awesome!!

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Good Job!    
"I'm glad that you're back to a week. You and your wife can have a great relationship. Keep working on it."
posted at 17:23:58 on March 23, 2011 by dstanley
Keep it up    
"I am so happy for you and that you're making the effort to think more about your wife, even though it is hard. I am so grateful for your efforts. You are in my prayers. Keep it up. I hope that things are still going well :)"
posted at 23:29:23 on March 23, 2011 by Helpme


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General Conference May 1987