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My Pledge today
By terrym
3/22/2012 9:11:49 AM
I've always heard about people with really bad addictions to alcohol saying, "I won't drink today" and then they do and become sad and they get depressed, drink more and wake up the next day to say and do the same thing. That is the bad side of making a promise in the morning that you won't ________.

Recently I've been experimenting pledging or promising that I won't masturbate or look at pornography to a friend. It's turned out pretty well with keeping me from relapse. Its good to have people to talk to, i think that's one reason that the 12 steps program has us confess to "God, a Priesthood leader, and a Friend". Accountability actually works!!!

I would recommend that people do this, get a sponsor or friend and talk with them often, even make a pledge to them that you will obtain from______ for that day, or that week (it might just be better to keep it on a daily basis). Promise them and make sure to promise Heavenly Father (along with asking him for help to keep your promise).

For me Masturbation and Pornography are hard things but i know that i can overcome them. Right now I'm taking it one day at a time and so: Today, I will not masturbate or look at Pornography.

Terrym

Comments:

So true!    
"Thanks for this reminder to talk to those who can hold us in accountability often. And it's always one day at a time. We can do one day. We've done it before :) My sponsor told me about this "Addict's Prayer" that she had heard once. It was: Lord, in the past several hours I have not hurt anyone. I have not given in. For that I am grateful. But I'm about to get out of bed now and I'm really going to need your help." It just reminded me to be grateful for all that goes right. And to remember that each time we get up, it's a new day and we need God."
posted at 15:28:05 on March 22, 2012 by iamstrong


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