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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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"Brothers and sisters, stay on the straight and narrow path. No, stay in the middle of the straight and narrow path. Don't drift; don't wander; don't dabble; be careful. Remember, do not flirt with evil. Stay out of the devil's territory. Do not give Satan any home-field advantage. Living the commandments will bring you the happiness that too many look for in other places. "

— Larry W. Gibbons

General Conference October 2006