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Favorite church talks for those that struggle
By rmww
8/4/2013 11:05:15 PM
I wanted to share a few of my favorite church talks that have given me the most hope, courage, and guidance as I've gone through my own struggles. These talks have wonderful messages that I believe can resonate with others dealing with their own challenges and struggles with addiction.

--- 1. Broken Things to Mend, Jeffrey R. Holland
www.lds.org/general-conference/2006/04/broken-things-to-mend?lang=eng
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRk1DFQYtKk

Does your addiction ever cause you to feel "broken"? The Savior stands ready to help mend your broken life. Addictions are mentioned specifically at one point.

--- 2. The Savior Wants to Forgive, by Craig A. Cardon
www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/04/the-savior-wants-to-forgive?lang=eng
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClSQ2SkS-uE

I thoroughly enjoyed this talk from last conference. What a great message about forgiveness, and the Savior's abundant willingness to forgive us no matter what we have done.

--- 3. His Grace is Sufficient, by Brad Wilcox
speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=1966
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLXr9it_pbY

A great message about grace, hope, change, weaknesses, and taking advantage of the atonement.

--- 4. A Robe, a Ring, and a Fatted Calf, Jeffrey R. Holland
speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=731
www.youtube.com/watch?v=slz0eQE-HSw

No matter what we have done, or how far we've strayed, the Gospel of Jesus Christ offers us a way back.

--- 5. Faith is a Decision, Dale Sturm
www2.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2012_01_31_Sturm.htm

How do we make progress in dealing with our addictions? Sincerely asking the Lord to reveal to us what is holding us back can help us activate the power of the atonement.

What other talks have touched your lives, and have given you hope and encouragement? What messages have made a difference in your own lives?

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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