Finally Did It
By hope4Change
6/21/2009 7:40:34 PM
Today, I finally spoke with the bishop. I just wanted to thank you all for your encouragement. It was really hard but I got it done. Once I made the decision, it was like I was taken over. The words that needed to be said, just spit out. It seemed as though, once I made the decision to speak up, The words just came out with no effort on my part. I'm thankful for the love and care that was expressed to me by my bishop. He gave me a refferal to the LDS family services, so that I can go and get some help. He also encouraged me to make some other personal changes in my spiritual life.

Thanks again!


great day    
"I have so many praises going thru my head. I am respectfully awed. Let me be the first to ... tell you this is great news."
posted at 20:57:44 on June 21, 2009 by antikah
"That's so great! I definately know what you're saying when you said the words just came out. It seemed like when I told my bishop he said he was asking all the youth if they were having any problems with pornography or other moral issues and I kinda sat there for a moment so afraid and I had prayed many nights that I would have the strength to tell the bishop the truth no matter what, and even though that fear is there all you have to do is get past that first word of fear and than the rest of your sentance just spills out. It's kind of an incredible feeling, you know?"
posted at 00:24:47 on June 22, 2009 by Revorg12
"Yes! Horray! You did it! It is difficult, but once you drop that load and enlist the support of your bishop things can really improve. You are only as sick as your secrets... some book said that. And it feels great knowing there is another person who understands and supports you. Great Job! I hope you can talk to your parents too, although you certanly don't have to, all depends on your situation. It helped me a lot by talking to my step-dad. We can relate, it is a difficult time in our lives, but we are learning and we are determind to meet the standards even though we know we might slip up sometimes. Great job again, again Hope4Change..."
posted at 22:24:59 on June 22, 2009 by Gondor44646

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