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another good day
By jhamilton75
10/4/2009 7:56:03 AM
Well, that's one more day clean. And not just a matter of not viewing pornography, but also a matter of reading scriptures, praying, attending church services. It feels good.
The temptations are still there, but it gets easier with time. Like all other people, I'm a creature of habit. Porn is a habit. But fortunately, avoiding it consciously is also a habit. And that's the one I'm trying to get ingrained into my daily routine.
Today at the PX (the little store on the FOB) they had the "women's" calendars up by the registers. I made it a point not to even look at the covers. I didn't realize I was avoiding them until after I'd left. And you know what, it felt good.
My son turns 8 next month. I'm looking forward to going home on leave to see him, his twin sisters, and my wife. And I'm looking forward to being worthy to baptize him.
Well, that's all for now. I do have to get back to work. It's a 24/7 job; no complaints here.

Best wishes and prayers,
J

Comments:

Great job!    
"Reading your post has made a difficult day a little more bearable for me. I'm truly happy for you that you're making progress and staying clean; your actions inspire me to stay vigilent as well.

I've also noticed that I have to fight my old habits by making new ones. Just using willpower to overcome my addictions has never gotten me very far, but filling my life with new positive influences has made all the difference in my recovery so far.

I wish you the best of luck in your recovery, and I also wish you the best of luck as you serve our country in Iraq."
posted at 14:37:14 on October 5, 2009 by ETTE
Stay Strong J    
"Hey man - awesome -- being in the military with this addiction is not the easiest at all - I've been there and yes, done that! You are doing so well and hanging strong -- always remember the strength of our Savior and he will keep you safe for the buffetings of Satan. Keep pure because you DO want to baptize your son -- I pray for your safety and purity -- love ya bro!"
posted at 15:31:30 on October 5, 2009 by whitewolf


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