We're all in this together
By Matrix
7/2/2008 11:39:19 AM
I've been reading through the blogs here, old and new, and I feel so many different emotions when reading them. I hear stories of triumph and tragedy. I almost wish I could meet some of you in person. Not so that we can hang our heads in shame of addictions we share but to smile and hug and shout for joy that we're finally on the path that will take us back to our Father. There are some that I want to sit with and cry because I know of the disappointment that comes when we fall and it hurts to know that someone is hurting like that. There are others that I want to wrap my arms around and just thank because of support they have shown me in times of need.
Things seem so much easier when there is someone beside you. Someone who can share your burden when you fall and someone who will celebrate with you when you succeed. We're all on this Earth at the same time striving to return to the same place. We're not meant to do this alone.

To Tristan, we're at the same point. I've been sober the same amount of time as you and lets stick together. You let me know how you're doing and I'll let you know how I'm doing. You can do this.

To Whitewolf, thanks for the words of encouragement. You're blogs always make me smile. Power in Purity!!

To Toes, thank you for speaking up about your addiction. Just knowing you exist helps. I know I'm not completely alone thanks to you and it gives me more peace about who I am and what I've done instead of thinking I'm some kind of outsider.

To everyone else, thank you for the example. It's so nice to know that even if you are struggling with your own addictions, you still want to help others to make sure they will be okay. I can feel the love coming from all.

Power in Purity!! Woot woot!!


"I tried another website for Male Survivors of sexual abuse. I worked it for awhile, but it was addicting. Just what I needed, another addiction to add to the many others I have. Then I found LDSR. After a few weeks, I got out of the other site. There was so much light here and I could feel the difference. I don't really know why, but I can feel it anyway. I feel like God is here. Thanks Matrix and WW and all of you. It feels strange to belong, but I don't think I want to go back to the dark side again."
posted at 13:27:32 on July 2, 2008 by TRISTAN

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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