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Remember the Pain
By intothewest
2/12/2015 7:58:57 PM
So I just want to give everyone a morale boost. Something that happens for me is that I often forget just how painful my addiction to pornography was. Through the passage of time, we often lose the intensity of certain experiences. Last night, I was reminded of just how painful relapsing can be. That pain is good because it helps me remember to stay away, just as the pain of a burn from touching the stove teaches us to stay away.

As I am working through the repentance process. I can feel sorrow, but also so much joy, because Christ took all that sorrow upon himself The topical guide defines repentance as a fresh view about God, ourselves, and the world. From last night's incident, I learned profound lessons about all three.

As Elder Christofferson said "Repentance is a divine gift and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it. It points us to freedom, confidence and peace"

Even though it can be painful, I love the fact that we can repent.

You guys can do it!

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"Develop discipline of self so that, more and more, you do not have to decide and redecide what you will do when you are confronted with the same temptation time and time again. You need only to decide some things once. How great a blessing it is to be free of agonizing over and over again regarding a temptation. "

— Spencer W. Kimball