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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"Man has a dual nature; one, related to the earthly or animal life; the other, akin to the divine. Whether a man remains satisfied within what we designate the animal world, satisfied with what the animal world will give him, yielding without effort to the whim of his appetites and passions and slipping farther and farther into the realm of indulgence, or whether, through self-mastery, he rises toward intellectual, moral, and spiritual enjoyments depends upon the kind of choice he makes every day, nay, every hour of his life"

— David O. McKay