Should I tell my bishop that...
By localestate
6/19/2013 11:34:03 PM
The porn I've been addicted to is homosexual? I've struggled with this since I was thirteen and I'm almost seventeen. I went from November to the end of January clean from masturbation and pornography and it was great, but I've relapsed bad.


Should you tell your Bishop?    

Don't be afraid. You can do this."
posted at 09:37:59 on June 20, 2013 by maddy
"Yeah definitely tell him. He needs to know this type of stuff to help you know how to change and to conquer it. Get ALL the help you can now to try and get it taken care of while you are younger. It can be done. Also consider talking to your dad so he can help you set up your electronics and provide additional love and support. My Dad has been a big help since the day I told him.

Good luck!"
posted at 09:48:04 on June 20, 2013 by recovery.gdo
Addictions and the Bishop    
"I am a guy addicted to gay prn though I have been clean since February. I empathize with you. I found it difficult to stop when I was your age but I feel like I can better manage it when I am older. To be frank, in answer to your question it depends whether you should see your Bishop because depending on his first reaction this can either help or hurt. I would suggest praying about it. Maybe see a therapist so that you can at least practice getting the words out. I don't know. That is a tough call. I was in my early twenties before I openly admitted to someone that I struggled with unwanted sexual attractions."
posted at 17:20:16 on June 20, 2013 by rmatt

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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."

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General Conference May 1987