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Am I supposed to be here?
By Dylock
1/17/2010 7:46:19 PM
So I signed up on this site, but I'm not an addict. I'm just a regular person, just like everyone else here.

Will I be of any use, since I can't directly relate to any problems mentioned? Or will my point of view be valued? I sure hope to be of some help, if welcome.

No, I'm not in denial (stick a needle in my eye). If I do have an addiction, it is to video games.

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Why would you want to be here?    
"What's your motivation?"
posted at 21:25:09 on January 17, 2010 by Anonymous
Hi    
"I suppose it's not wrong to be here. I believe the 12 steps can help anybody in their life, even if you don't have an addiction.

Are you male or female? The reason I ask is because I would like to know how you feel concerning certain sexual addictions.

I'm sure you have had to overcome sin with the help of the atonement like all of us, but maybe you're a lucky one that hasn't had there agency struck down through addiction. Whatever the case, please be nice to us. We like the ability to talk freely here with those who are humble enough to hear and support us. I wish it was just as easy as stopping."
posted at 21:41:14 on January 17, 2010 by Anonymous
Welcome    
"In my opinion, almost everyone is addicted to selfishness. We all need to fight the constant temptation to put ourselves before others, and we all need the atonement to win that battle. Jesus alone was purely unselfish when he said, "Here am I, send me, and the Glory be Thine forever," and later, "Not my will, but Thine, be done."

So, while you may not feel the tug of addiction like we do, Dylock, I'm sure you struggle with things that will still drag you down to hell, if you don't apply the atonement.

And in that respect, you are the same as we are, and we are the same as you. I'm one who believes that the principles of repentance taught in the LDSAR program are for everyone. EVERYONE needs to be honest: we are ALL powerless to return to God without the Hope of the atonement.

So, I say welcome! If you won't judge us for the trials we face (with faith and humility, hoping to overcome), then we won't judge you for the trials you face."
posted at 23:34:24 on January 17, 2010 by BeClean
Answer    
"My motivation is just to understand, possibly help if/where I can. I'm not here to judge.
I'm male.
While pornography is seriously tempting (and ever present in our over-sexed society), I found something that helps me personally to fight it.
I desire a closer relationship to God, and feel that many who come here have that."
posted at 09:24:40 on January 18, 2010 by dylock
...    
"Forgive my question,

I hope you don't mind...

Have you had any difficulty with masturbation? If so have you been able to overcome? And if so... How did you do it...

If you haven't had difficulty with this, then can you describe to me what has been your motivation, or what has helped you completely ignore it?"
posted at 12:21:42 on January 18, 2010 by Gondor44646
12 steps are also the Repentance Process    
"Although the 12 step were created by 2 nonmember alcoholic, the 12 steps were adopted by the church because they are the repentance process. Although you may not have an addiction, your perspective is welcome if you are well practiced in the repentance process, and even if you are not, than you should be, so you are welcome either way. One thing that is amazing about the 12 steps, is that they are taught almost step by step in the King Benjamin address in the book of mormon. Repentance and the 12 steps are not only a process to overcome large sins, but a process of continual progression of bettering yourself everyday as a person.
Welcome and I hope you can find a deeper discovery of your own repentance through the 12 steps.
Dane Adams"
posted at 15:17:24 on January 18, 2010 by daneadams


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