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By maddy
2/27/2013 4:18:16 PM
Hey people!

It has been a while since I've been here and I can't type much right now either but I just wanted to whisper some words of hope for spouses and addicts alike. I remember one of the big complaints that people have shared is that if people have a successful story they stop coming around. I am not claiming to be some kind of poster child (ha! that would be funny!) but I can testify that the program is still working in my life and my husband's life. We are happier and more trusting as we progress. I personally am so much happier than I was when I first found this site.

Sending you all my prayers!
Maddy

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thank    
"Thank ypu for sharing your thoughts of hope. I pray you continue to move forward akd teach the happiness you deserve!"
posted at 21:58:29 on February 27, 2013 by rachp
Me Too    
"Hi Maddy,

I rarely write on here anymore, but I too have found great healing in recovery. Hubby is doing great and it is a blessing to watch him help others. I am also doing well one day at a time :).

I am still not thrilled to be this person, and there are still many around me, including family who we have not disclosed to yet. We have often prayed about this. The timing has never been right, but we are open to inspiration.

My Children are in some ways doing better. One is still struggling, but I am grateful for his testimony and the love he has for us, his family. Another had been through hell ( and took us on the ride too). He is beginning to grow up and we have continued to love him with all we have. We are still wrapped a few things that can not be helped , but it looks like we are coming to a conclusion soon. He is a great person who got lost, but we have noticed a new found love and respect he has recently gained for his parents which is weird and nice. We have learned much about letting go, and letting God.

Facing down addiction is never peaceful or fun, but an all knowing and loving Heavenly Father must have known we were up for the task. And you know what? we are still here with our faith intact, so for that I am grateful. I am especially grateful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for never letting go of us. I love His grace and have personally come to the belief that His grace is truly enough to heal me and anyone who chooses to surrender their will for his atonement.

He is my everything, and I pray that everyone who suffers from addiction, whether it be a family member or the addicted person will accept His beautiful gift, that is His grace.

Keeping you all in my prayers,
Angel"
posted at 01:57:15 on February 28, 2013 by angelmom
Yip me too    
"One day at a time; one day at a time.

I have also noticed that those who really take recovery seriously, never forget where they came from and never forget the communities that supported them."
posted at 19:51:50 on March 2, 2013 by ruggaexpat
angel    
"Thank you for the update Angel. I think of you often and you are still such an inspiration to me."
posted at 07:46:46 on March 4, 2013 by maddy
Thanks    
"Thanks for sharing this update. I'm 27 and trying to take care of this before I get married, so it honestly gets discouraging when the only posts on support groups are about middle aged men who have nurtured a porn habit for several decades. I'm trying to learn from the mistakes I read about, and I sometimes wonder if getting this under control is ever going to happen. Thanks for kindly returning here and sharing. I feel more motivated that I can define my life (eventually) through something besides this addiction."
posted at 01:02:29 on March 6, 2013 by johnroberts


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