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Getting Real
By Givens
1/6/2012 9:04:36 AM
I've made attempts to pretend I don't have a problem. I am getting Real today. I lust, I give into temptation, I sin. I am an addict and I have an addiciton that existed before the substances I gave up in my twenties. Last night after waking up from the couch and climbin into bed late I found a site and began "exploring" I could barely close the site after indulging. I know chemicals were released, unhealthy thoughts were planted. I am powerless over this addiction and only Jesus Christ can offer me a pathway out. I am begininng a new path with a new addiction. I have belief that this will help.

What I have been given so far for strength- A prayer last night with humility and godly sorrow and guilt. I asked him for the power to overcome this. I was inspired this morning to listen to the October 2011 conference again from the very first talk I recieved tools I can use imediately.

1) Learn the scriptures
2) read the scriptures
3) memorize and ponder the scriptures
4) The scriptures memorized and understood are friends that we can call upon in both triumphant sharing and light we can utilize in darkness tempting.

Thank you to the creator of LDSAR.org... Here we go again!

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"Welcome! This site is amazing. It has been a blessing , a miracle in my life. I hope it can be for you too :D thank you for being willing to open up, to try again. The lord will bless you. He is there.
And thank you for the conferencEr talk you shared. The scriptures are such a wonderful tool. I really hope you are in a 12 step group. If not you should look in to them. They're free. They have helped me the most. My prayers. And heart go out to you. It's a hard journey, but I know the lord is there fr you for all
Of us. I love this site I hope you will come here often and find more peace. People on here are amazing and we can relate, no judgement. Hope things are going well. Thanks for reaching out for help. You're in mu prayers :)"
posted at 13:14:35 on January 6, 2012 by Getthrough


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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967