Reading books on atonement
By anon16
5/8/2012 7:27:41 PM
I've been working on reading books about the atonement. I'm trying to get a better idea, but also find a replacement for porn frankly. I'm replacing my novels with church books.

Currently I'm working on The infinite atonement. I've read The miracle of forgiveness and Believing Christ.
What are other good ones? I'm also working on books about the spirit and understanding when you have it, etc. My bishop asked me to focus on that. I'm going to ask him what his suggestions are, but I thought I'd also ask here.

So far I'm doing better on staying away from porn and mb. I'm concerned about cutting though. My bishop knows, but I am wondering if I should talk to him, essentially say, "I'm scared about this. I don't feel like I should see a counselor but I don't know what to do".

Or is that really not his job?


"Reading books is helpful, but what I have found most helpful is an assignment my Bishop gave me a few months ago. He asked me to study three words-Faith, Desire, and Sincere Intent. These three words changed my life. Every night for a month I would read scriptures and conference talks on these words.

Reading is good, but writing is even more effective. I once had an institute teacher who said a pen is your antennae to receiving revelation from God. Writing is concrete. Writing solidifies things for me.

As I was talking with my Bishop I relayed to him even though this past month or so has been very stressful (my number one trigger) I have been able to stay focused and on track and turn to the Lord in time of need. The only way I can build a relationship with my HF is to spend time with Him and that is through studying His word and the words our prophet.

Choose some words and study them. Exhaust yourself with them and you maybe surprised.

As far as the cutting, it is often a symptom of underlying issues just as porn and mb are. It is something that should be addressed with a counselor so that it does not lead to more cutting that could do more damage. Really any type of addiction should be addressed to get to the underlying issues."
posted at 20:14:19 on May 8, 2012 by rachp
Divine Signatures by Gerald Lund    
"Really good book. How to acknowledge Gods hand in all the little miracles around us."
posted at 21:35:05 on May 8, 2012 by Hurtallover

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"You lived with your Heavenly Father in a premortal life. You were there with Him. Your spirit knows what it is like to live in celestial realms. You can never be truly happy in an uncelestial environment. You know too much. That is one of the reasons that for you, wickedness never can be happiness. What a great thing it is to decide once and for all early in life what you will do and what you will not do with regards to honesty, modesty, chastity, the Word of Wisdom, and temple marriage. "

— Larry W. Gibbons

General Conference October 2006