By hero
6/6/2011 7:11:14 PM
This is part II.

So our thoughts create a biological response, our bodies’ biological response to the memory from the incidence. I have read about this response for the addict. Once a thoughts start, the biological response begins. The brain cannot tell the difference between the realities. It is the same for me and my thoughts.

Thus we are admonished to pray always. Why, because our Heavenly Father knew our bodies. He has one just like ours. The only way we can distinguish a reality is through prayer. He knows it all. The Spirit will guide us. Our Heavenly Father understands. He has a body just like ours.

Thus all the commandments on how we are to handle the greatest gift of all. Our body! The amazing power to procreate.

I hope this sheds some light as it did for me on all those ugly feelings we deal with. They all start in our thoughts. Our, all consuming thoughts, that keep our bodies in a state of response. So I avoid as many triggers as possible, TV and Movies, all media that depicts immoral behavior, and I did set healthy boundaries. And most importantly I keep a prayer in my heart and mind. I use my Jesus Box!
This has helped me see my husband in a new light. The way my Heavenly Father sees him. We are healing, our marriage is healing and our relationship, emotionally, physically, and spiritually is in a place I could have only hoped for before. I do not think we could have gotten to this place without this challenge. This is the blessing! Recovery takes time, work, patience, perseverance, faith, hope and courage. Most of all trust in the Lord. It takes TWO! Well, 5 actually, Me, My husband, My Heavenly, Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
But best of all! It does happen.
2 years and finally getting there and getting better every day as long as I stay vigilant. Meetings, recovery material, scriptures, journaling, people who understand, counseling if necessary……… and most importantly, Prayer, Prayer, Prayer………


Oh boy does it ever take time    
"Thanks for sharing Byourownhero."
posted at 20:15:37 on June 6, 2011 by ruggaexpat

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"By emulating the Master, who endured temptations but “gave no heed unto them,” we, too, can live in a world filled with temptations “such as [are] common to man”. Of course Jesus noticed the tremendous temptations that came to him, but He did not process and reprocess them. Instead, He rejected them promptly. If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us! Turning these unwanted lodgers away at the doorstep of the mind is one way of giving “no heed.” Besides, these would-be lodgers are actually barbarians who, if admitted, can be evicted only with great trauma."

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987