Want to help others by writing about my recovery
By hansenrick88
8/16/2011 9:28:34 PM
Im new to ldsar and so far am really liking what I see here. It has helped me to see that I am truly not alone in my problems with SA. I spent 3 years on prison because of my addictions and have wanted to write something about it in the hopes of helping somebody, somewhere to avoid the pitfalls I have experienced or at least help them through theirs. It was until last week when meeting with my bishop that I became serious about writing something about myself. He told me he wants me to write a book or something about it, whether it be fiction or nonfiction. I really dont know where to start. I really need someone to communicate with that might give me ideas and insight and more importantly, someone I can share my entire store with and go from there. I have been addicted to pornography since my early teens and to many drugs since then. I am now 45 and recovering from the drugs very well, but not so well with the pornography. I would appreciate anybody who may have any suggestions or help in this matter. I have this deep desire to help others, but at the same time dig myself out of this pit and stay out. I have an idea that in helping others or at least telling them about myself it may help me in ways I dont understand. I am doing my very best the stay close to the Lord and do as I should because I want to and not because others want me to. This is a first for me and I am proud of it. Please, anybody...Drop me a line and lets communicate and see what happens. Thanks.


nice of you.    
"It's so nice of you that you want to help others! I know what you mean about still having a hard time to recover but wanting to help others too. I guess that maybe you should write about your own fight and your own problems, being honest with all those things you feel. The good ones and the bad ones. I'm sure that the Lord will help you throught the way."
posted at 07:29:58 on August 17, 2011 by YURI

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006