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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"The excuse is given that it is hard to avoid, that it is right at our fingertips and there is no escape. Suppose a storm is raging and the winds howl and the snow swirls about you. You find yourself unable to stop it. But you can dress properly and seek shelter, and the storm will have no effect upon you. Likewise, even though the Internet is saturated with material, you do not have to watch it. You can retreat to the shelter of the gospel and its teaching of cleanliness and virtue and purity of life. "

— Gordon B. Hinckley

General Conference, October 2004