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Fifth Week Sober
By stayingclean
3/22/2013 8:54:16 PM
Today marks my fifth week sober. I say that with caution. Whether it is five weeks or five years, the most important thing is that each day I am planning ahead and managing my impulses and staying away from all pathways that may lead me back to sin. Five weeks is great, but I am also striving for quality of those days not just the quantity.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you on your personal journey. I know its tough out there but as Pres. Kimball said there is no "royal road" of repentance but we are promised the Lord is with us every step of the way.

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Woo hoo!    
"Keep it up :)"
posted at 05:13:11 on March 23, 2013 by Anonymous
keep working    
"Great work keep working,"
posted at 16:32:19 on March 23, 2013 by mike81
:)    
"Wonderful!"
posted at 21:57:57 on March 23, 2013 by maddy
Work    
"You are right MIKE81. It is "work.""
posted at 16:47:42 on March 24, 2013 by stayingclean
yae!    
"me too. I'm almost 6 weeks....that is very long sobriety for me. What working for you the most? YOu said plan your day? I am definitely taking it "one day at a time"..........."
posted at 11:15:43 on March 26, 2013 by marie sober


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"Now, my brothers and sisters, let not Jesus’ redemption for us stop at the immortalizing dimension of the Atonement, “the loosing of the bands of death”. Let us grasp the proffered gift of eternal life! We will end up either choosing Christ’s manner of living or His manner of suffering! It is either “suffer even as I”, or overcome “even as [He] … overcame”. His beckoning command is to become “even as I am”. The spiritually settled accept that invitation, and “through the atonement of Christ,” they become and overcome! "

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987