Day 1
By BarnDawg14
6/24/2012 11:14:06 PM
Well today is day 1. I have spent the day trying to research new ways and new help to get control in my life again. I stumbled upon this website and thought this could be useful. I probably should have went to church but I didnt feel like it. I probably have never had a solid testimony of the Savior's love or atonement but that is something that I am searching for. I tell myself all the time that I would do some huge impossible pyshical feat to get rid of this addiction but I find myself struggling with the small spiritual things like reading, praying, going to church, paying tithes and offerings, and service. Tomorrow I see a counsler so hopefully speaking with her will be good and get me the help I need. I plan to attend 12 step ARP on Tuesday night.


Re: Day 1    
"Hi, I feel for you as I to struggle with those same issues. You just have to do them until they become second nature to you. The only advise I can offer you is one that is personal. Read the scriptures, ( the Book of Mormon ), read it from cover to cover and pray before and after you read each day. Ask to know the truthfullness of this gospel, ask for a personal testimony, go to church, get involved, I promise you my friend, You will gain a strong testimony.
It's good that you are seeking help with your struggles, I commend you for that. What kind of therapist are you going too? I ask because most secular therapist will tell you that you are " born gay ", so if your counselor is not of the church, I'd be careful just so they don't cause more confusion in your life. My prayers and thoughts are with you.. DaveC38"
posted at 13:01:21 on June 25, 2012 by DaveC38
Re: DaveC38    
"Thanks for the comment and advise. The therapist I seeing is a member of the Church and really focuses on attending the Church's 12 step program. Thanks for the advise though I will make sure I dont get referred to a non-member therapist if it ever comes to that."
posted at 21:10:48 on June 25, 2012 by barndawg14
I didn't go to church either    
"I think when I don't go, I'm basically running. Running from the truth and consequence."
posted at 01:38:48 on June 26, 2012 by moronidenovo

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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