Broken Things to Mend
1/11/2012 10:04:26 PM
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is my favorite Apostle. He always gives great talks in General Conference. This is one of my favorites. It is called, Broken Things to Mend. Here is the link. />
It is an excellent talk. Here are 2 of my favorite parts.

"He is saying to us, “Trust me, learn of me, do what I do. Then, when you walk where I am going,” He says, “we can talk about where you are going, and the problems you face and the troubles you have. If you will follow me, I will lead you out of darkness,” He promises. “I will give you answers to your prayers. I will give you rest to your souls.”
"Are you battling a demon of addiction—tobacco or drugs or gambling, or the pernicious contemporary plague of pornography? Is your marriage in trouble or your child in danger? Are you confused with gender identity or searching for self-esteem? Do you—or someone you love—face disease or depression or death? Whatever other steps you may need to take to resolve these concerns, come first to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Trust in heaven’s promises. In that regard Alma’s testimony is my testimony: “I do know,” he says, “that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions.”

There is HOPE, Christ knows what we go through every day. Christ has atoned for us. Let Him in your Heart & let Him Heal You.
Going through addiction recovery has been the hardest thing that I've ever done. I returned to college as an adult. I have a child with a disability, I have a spouse with a disability, I have given birth to 4 children. I have done some hard things. But this, this is the hardest. However, this is also the BEST, absolute BEST thing that I've ever done for myself & my family. I'm a better person, because I let Christ into my home & my heart. I finally figured out the Atonement & I accepted it & allowed it to heal me. You can do the same. Allow Him to Mend Your Broken Heart.


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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