Racked with Torment
By matt78
4/3/2011 2:34:54 AM
To those out there having a tough day, possibly even acting out (I hate that phrase), try reading Alma 36:17-18.

I love it how even though he was "racked with torment" he still remembered the atonement (as I am sure many of us do). Yet, I think Alma offers an important key that no matter how difficult things are, if our minds somehow catch hold on the atonement and we are sincere in our efforts to overcome that the Lord will give us the power to overcome.

Anyway, I thought I should share.

Peace out!


how do remember this when we are in the moment?    
posted at 18:17:58 on April 3, 2011 by Joshua
In the Moment?    
"If you have to ask, you may not be at that point yet. Has the atonement ever worked for you in your life? I would say ponder on those moments first, so that you can bring it to your remembrance in your time of need."
posted at 20:19:19 on April 3, 2011 by matt78
Remember it Early    
"I think the key is to remember it when you first start the addiction cycle (when you first start to become preoccupied with acting out). It's much harder to remember when you are about to look at porn and/or mb (or whatever). The sooner (earlier in the cycle) you can break the cycle the better. I agree with Matt also. Ponder on it when you're not in the moment. Perhaps even write something down that you can read when you are in the moment."
posted at 20:33:07 on April 3, 2011 by dstanley

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"Now brethren, the time has come for any one of us who is so involved to pull himself out of the mire, to stand above this evil thing, to “look to God and live” (Alma 37:47). We do not have to view salacious magazines. We do not have to read books laden with smut. We do not have to watch television that is beneath wholesome standards. We do not have to rent movies that depict that which is filthy. We do not have to sit at the computer and play with ographic material found on the Internet."

— Gordon B. Hinckley

General Conference, October 2004