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Day 14
By Malibu
11/7/2012 3:46:43 AM
Meeting with Bishop tomorrow, made it to church twice in a row. Worse thing I've done is entertained an inappropriate thought too long without really realizing it at first. Once I caught it I was ok. Also my dreams seem a bit more sexual this week. But still haven't acted out. Something different so far is I'm being much more careful not to even poke around the edges of trouble. In fact that what I've been able to repent of last two weeks instead of porn and mb. Feels like a positive step. Something really weird... Temptations have been surprisingly easy these 14 days. Not sure why... Is satan just waiting for right time? I know it's not this easy. So far though it has been. And yes I'm knocking on wood. Just a little confused.

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Keep it up!    
"Hey Malibu,
Congrats on the milestone 12 days ago, hopefully you're on day 26 now and still holding strong. I remember when I first really starting making progress, the first 10 days were pretty easy because I was on a high of recovery, but that slowly diminished as the pains of life returned. After that, there was a period of 2 weeks with some of the hardest temptations of my life. Satan knows the best times to attack. Don't think it's just gone away or you're done with it. It's not a question of if but when the stronger temptations come along. So keep strong and aware of the little things so you won't get caught off guard by a bigger thing. Also, feel free to visit my blog at recovery-gdodaat.blogspot.com for something else to do to stay in recovery, I'd be happy to help. Good luck!"
posted at 12:57:22 on November 19, 2012 by recovery.gdo


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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