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Intro and plea for an online support meeting
By Tjditch
8/18/2010 9:55:49 PM

Hi, I'm Sam and I'm addicted to pornography. I have been struggling for 17
years and have been sober 11 days. I chose to find help because I have a wife
and two beautiful children. I have a good job and good career. I love. My wife
and kids more than I love my addiction. It took great pain to realize that my
actions weren'tcommunicating that.

My purpose for joining this site is to find support. I believe in strength in numbers and that together we can do it. I have been attending a non lds sex addict online irc meeting and find it helpful. I feel it would be that much more to work with people of my faith. I have set up a yahoo group to try to organize some online weekly meetings so we can meet together in real time. Be accountable to each other and help strengthen each other. I hope some of you will join, you won't be just getting help for yourselves, you will be helping me anyone else that agrees to participate. Follow the link below if interested.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ldsCombatp0rn/

Comments:

Welcome Sam    
"Sam welcome to the site.

I am recovering from sexual addiction. I started coming here about six weeks ago. It has been a great resource. About a month ago my wife was out of town. That is a hard time for me with my addiction. I came to this site everyday while she was gone and it helped so much. I didn't have to fight my addiction--coming here helped me to stay focused on my true goals and desires.

Do you know when your online meetings will be? How do the real time meetings work? My current e-mail is my full name so I will need to get a new one to join your group. But it sounds like a resource I would be interested in."
posted at 23:54:06 on August 19, 2010 by Seekrecovery
Plans for online meetings    
"I would like to arrange at least one meeting a week, possibly more depending on the amount of people and varied schedules. I live in central time. I would like the meetings to place on a night when most that are interested could participate, country even world wide. The meetings would either be a real time chat type meeting or voice over internet such as Skype. Or a combination of both so those with a mic wishing to talk vs type could and those that don't want to use their voice could type. The structure i would like would be a. More traditional approach, we would have a topic every week and those wishing to share could share experiences or thoughts on that topic as well as triumphs and defeats during that week. When one person has the floor others don't speak or offer advice but supportive comments would be encouraged. The meetings would last about an hour and then those wishing to actively discuss issues or get advice would be welcome to stay after for open discussion."
posted at 09:57:26 on August 20, 2010 by Tjditch
I'm in    
"I'm going camping this weekend and at work right now...I will get an e-mail address I can use this weekend and join the group.
Thanks
Seeking"
posted at 11:31:28 on August 20, 2010 by Anonymous
Programs & Sites already in place to use.....    
"Heart To Heart already has daily online meetings available. Their website is: www.heart-t-heart.org to get all of the information. The LDS Addiction Recovery meetings are the best way to work on recovery. Going to the weekly meeting will be most beneficial for recovery. Meetings are held all over the US weekly so check the www.lds.org site to get more information. There is also a LDS Addiction Recovery Program Call In Mtg which is held every Tuesday night 7pm to 8:30pm (Mountain Time). 877.453.7266 and the mtg id is 537277."
posted at 18:27:39 on August 20, 2010 by momlittle3
Momlittle3    
"I tried going to that site and no go... I tried searching it via google and I couldn't find anything on it. I think the LDS addiction recovery meeting is a great resource and these meetings aren't a substitution but a supplemental or for those that have outgrown the LDS addiction recovery meetings. I find, and maybe I'm alone, that talking to people in the same boat a little more beneficial then in a general addicts meeting."
posted at 20:05:13 on August 21, 2010 by Tjditch
PASAG (Phonography and Sexual Addiction Group)    
"PASAG, is the specific group the church has set up for dealing with this specific addiction. Go to www.arpgroups.com, for links all around the world. If there is not a group in your area, talk to your Stake President or Branch President about getting one started in your area. That is what I did and it has been so successful for the sisters (PASAGS) Phonography and Sexual Addiction Groups for Spouses. I agree that you do not get the same benifet going to the regular ARP meetings with all other addictions. The specific help and support is so needed for this addiction. Be a pioneer and get the ball rolling in the right area for your zone of influence. It is so needed. Keep perservering in your reovery."
posted at 14:39:13 on August 23, 2010 by byourownhero
Heart to Heart website    
"Under the "Links & Web" tab on this website, you will be able to find the Heart to Heart site."
posted at 22:56:48 on August 23, 2010 by momlittle3
Thanks Mom Little!    
"Tonight I attended the phone in meeting you listed. It was great. I love recovery meetings and if I could I would attend one everyday. Today we went over the 10th step. Interestingly the same paragraph stood out to several of us in the group--it was the last paragraph under the "action steps". The line that stood out to me was "You will learn to value progress and to forgive imperfection in yourself and others.". I really struggle with not having resentment and "forgiving imperfection" in myself and others. But the promise is we will LEARN how to forgive imperfection. What a promise...that is something I want to learn.

Enjoyed the meeting and I am happy to have another resource to have contact with others in the recovery process. Thanks for sharing the number.

Jim"
posted at 22:55:55 on August 24, 2010 by Seekrecovery
71 Days!!! It is real    
"After over 14 years of addiction it feels so good to know that I am becoming free. There have been many times in recent years when I didn't believe recovery was possible. I did not think it was possible for me to be free from my addiction. I kept trying and failing. I didn't see myself truly living the gospel. What a nightmare. I am becoming the true me--the double standard is leaving. Honesty and light are entering. I am so grateful for the atonement. For the gospel. For the addiction recovery program. To know about the power of prayer. I have a long way to go (working on the 3rd step with my sponsor right now) but I know I can get there 1 step at a time. If any are wondering if recovery is possible--it is. Begin working the steps--listen to the promises in each one--they are real--and like any gospel principle if you do your part God will fulfill what was promised. I am seeing that in my own life almost every day."
posted at 23:07:38 on August 24, 2010 by Seekrecovery
SEEKRECOVERY.... HALIUAJA!!!!!    
"THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY!!!"
posted at 11:24:49 on August 27, 2010 by BYOUROWNHERO
Thanks all!!!!!    
"Thanks everyone for posting and the valuable information! The group I created is starting to pick up some steam and we might have an online meeting this week! Anyone else interested come check it out. Seeking, grate on your sobriety that's fantastic!!!!!!

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ldsCombatp0rn/"
posted at 10:15:27 on August 31, 2010 by Tjditch
Meeting    
"Our group had our first online meeting last Saturday at 8 pm central time. It was a chat meeting and even thought there were only two members present it was a very good experience for us both! I would like to again invite anyone searching for extra su port to j ion the yahoo group and come to our meeting this Saturday at 8 pm central!!!!!

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ldsCombatp0rn/"
posted at 10:29:46 on September 9, 2010 by Tjditch
Meeting    
"Our group had our first online meeting last Saturday at 8 pm central time. It was a chat meeting and even thought there were only two members present it was a very good experience for us both! I would like to again invite anyone searching for extra su port to j ion the yahoo group and come to our meeting this Saturday at 8 pm central!!!!!

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ldsCombatp0rn/"
posted at 10:30:03 on September 9, 2010 by Tjditch
still occuring    
"are these still occurring?"
posted at 00:26:01 on April 17, 2012 by John07


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