My New Mantra
By Fatherofone
4/16/2012 5:49:09 PM
Jacob 2:28 — For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women. And whoredoms are an abomination before me; thus saith the Lord of Hosts.
I've found my new mantra in Jacob 2:28. More specifically, the first half of the verse. Its not that the second half isn't important; I just find it helpful to focus on the "happy" parts of the scriptures.

But think about it! "For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women." How often does Satan tempt me by saying things like "I know its a sin, but seriously...look at her! How can you NOT just stare at her..." or whatever. I sometimes have been fooled under the guise of so-called beauty, sexiness, hotness, or whatever. The world is constantly telling me "that nude scene in the movie is pretty awesome." It is widely accepted.

What a glorious reality check this verse is, and it gives me something to delight in. It turns my mindset away from thinking "Lust is evil!" and start thinking "Virtue is awesome!" I have found that since starting delighting in the chastity of women, I have found a respect and love for my fellow sisters of our Father in Heaven that I haven't felt in a very long time.


The right perspective    
"My husband, soon to be ex, is an addict.
One thing that hurt me so badly was that he would look at women when I was with him. And when I would be upset he would say to me- What is wrong with looking? Its not like I am touching!
I had a therapist tell him once that he should look at each woman as a mom, a daughter, a wife, a sister a daughter of God. That he should consider how he would feel if a guy was looking at ME or his mom, or sister, etc. in the way that he looked at others. I thought it was good advice. Didn't phase my spouse really. I think if he had not been in denial about an addiction that he would have made it farther with this concept.
Good for you for being able to delight in the chastity of women!! I hope that this continues to help you!
posted at 03:00:27 on April 20, 2012 by stoptheabuse

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990