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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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"[The Savior] is saying to us, "Trust me, learn of me, do what I do. Then, when you walk where I am going," He says, "we can talk about where you are going, and the problems you face and the troubles you have. If you will follow me, I will lead you out of darkness," He promises. "I will give you answers to your prayers. I will give you rest to your souls.""

— Jeffrey R. Holland

General Conference, April 2006