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What FINALLY helped me stop masturbating!!!
By dive_boy7
4/16/2014 1:45:48 AM
I thought this could definitely help someone so I'll take the time to at least share what helped me. I have been addicted to masturbation for quite some time. Since I was very young, like 12 or 13, until I was 17. I was clean from year 17 until I was 18 and began to be impure with my girlfriend. We both tried to quit doing things together, but never could completely stop even though we both wanted to. And I would do things by myself at the time. I ended the relationship because those acts we did caused me to stop reading scriptures, going to church, and I knew the church was true, but I didn't have the spirit to witness it--I had no true testimony I guess. But I ended it so I could work on myself and be the person I want to be. But I couldn't stop masterbaiting. At first it seemed like it was to try and forget her, but then it was habit again like before. (We dated for a year and a half if you are curious). I many times through my life tried to quit doing it. And it usually was me throwing away and deleting everything that tempted me. And I did well during the day usually. Maybe for a while and a few days. But I would always slip up right when I first wake up already tempted. (Which happens to a lot of guys. They wake up and the temptation is right there)


But this is what worked!!! I started the same way, throwing away and deleting all tempting things. Then, when I was about to go to bed, I read my scriptures and prayed.. THEN... I kept my SCRIPTURES in my bed next to me when I sleep! I know, it sounds so weird, but it works! You sleep with them touching you (I have a quad) and you wake up with them right there! You are not tempted at first awakening. You are motivated to read your scriptures and pray! And then, you have the spirit all day to guide and protect you (you still have to make an effort! :) ) and then, make that the habit instead! A good one! I plan to make this part of my daily ritual until I am completely free of my chains. I feel unafraid. I know that I won't slip up again because with this pattern I don't know how I can fail. I really hope all of you struggling will try this and I hope it works for you too.



This is irrelevant, but now that I'm getting back on track and so is my ex girlfriend, I can see the potential that we had, but threw away. It was really sad. I could have lost that potential forever, but I told her exactly why I broke up with her and how I was now and how I can see the potential again and have broken the habit and so has she, and so now I think we may get back together, but this time twice as careful! I am going to even have my scriptures in the car when we are together haha. I just don't want to ruin a great thing twice. Passionate kissing does lead to other things! I tried to slow down kissing and my ex got upset and eventually I initiated doing more because we kept kissing like that. Don't be afraid to be stern and unwavering because seeing what you could've had but through it away for unhappiness is hard. I don't blame her by the way! I should have stayed strong and not dropped it so easily.

Good luck to you all!

Eli

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