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The best thing I ever got from a support group
By dog
11/10/2011 6:26:10 PM
Mosiah 5:2 — And they all cried with one voice, saying: Yea, we believe all the words which thou hast spoken unto us; and also, we know of their surety and truth, because of the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent, which has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.
was this scripture. An elder who had been in recovery for several years quoted this scripture and said that it was a key to his recovery. I love it because it's not about white knuckling or putting a single bandaid on a shark attack victim, it's about the changing of the inner man (or woman) so that "we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually."

In other words, it's about conversion. It's about success. And it's what we should be praying for and working for every day.

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this is great    
"Hello,
You are right, this is the key, its require humility and faith, this is a fruit of repetence.

I love that scripture"
posted at 05:58:47 on November 11, 2011 by mike81
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"This scripture is very helpful - it's what my Bishop is working with me on, "forsaking" and this is a really good example of people who were able to. Doesn't make it feel so impossible for me.
Thanks"
posted at 15:38:00 on November 11, 2011 by anon16


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"If, through our unrighteous choices, we have lost our footing on that path, we must remember the agency we were given, agency we may choose to exercise again. I speak especially to those overcome by the thick darkness of addiction. If you have fallen into destructive, addictive behaviors, you may feel that you are spiritually in a black hole. As with the real black holes in space, it may seem all but impossible for light to penetrate to where you are. How do you escape? I testify the only way is through the very agency you exercised so valiantly in your premortal life, the agency that the adversary cannot take away without your yielding it to him. "

— Robert D. Hales

General Conference, April 2006