What to say?
By Another_Dad
11/15/2010 8:10:20 AM
It's been a while since I have written, mainly because I forgot my login details. I am going to keep this short as it is 1 am.

I started going to my local group again we are up to step 9 tonight. I am feeling a little sad with myself because I know I am not doing the maintenance steps to best that I could, steps 10-12. My prayers a slowly turning back into what they should be, but I am not making a conscience effort. I think I am feeling weird because I know what I should be doing; and while I am not participating in old addictive behaviours I am not being open in my prayers for the guideness I need in my life as a father and priesthood holder.


Welcome Back!    
"Be careful. Moving away from the things we need to do is a perfect recipe for relapse. That's part of how I slipped after 8 months (twice). Hopefully I've learned from that. Don't get too down on yourself. Satan would love for you to do that. It only serves to make you more vulnerable. Just commit to doing better and work towards that. Congratulations on coming here and catching yourself before it gets to a point of relapse."
posted at 10:57:46 on November 15, 2010 by dstanley
"It sounds like you've identified where you're lacking. Now just do what you've mentioned, tell God you'll recommit, and He'll be helping you again. Which is what steps 10-12 are all about.

For my own addiction I've ralized it is just a daily thing. I do my self-inventories each morning before I begin work, whether I feel like I need them or not. It has been great. I still have to be careful though, Satan's always waiting to pounce."
posted at 11:41:18 on November 15, 2010 by iwillnot
Hey Dad    
"Hi Dad.

I don't know why but you have been on my mind so much lately that I was going to put up a post to ask how you are doing, and whalaaa, I open the blog today and there you are.

I see you as such a humble and sincere soul and am grateful you posted today and pray for the Savior to touch your heart and know that you are loved from accross the world and all the way back to heaven.


posted at 18:14:31 on November 15, 2010 by Angelmom
Boom Boom Shake the Room!    
"Hi ya,

Did I get your attention? We are doing Step 11 next week. In two weeks time I am having a break from the support group before picking up again in the new year. I am happier, Satan is trying me daily to relapse. I have been praying and struggling and so far surviving. I know the Lord is helping me, but I still am not giving myself freely. I really appreciate all your kinds words and this has added more to my happiness. Well I need to go... I will come back online ina few days...."
posted at 03:06:55 on November 25, 2010 by Another_Dad

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"Nothing is beyond [Christ’s] redeeming reach or His encircling empathy. Therefore, we should not complain about our own life’s not being a rose garden when we remember who wore the crown of thorns! Having bled at every pore, how red His raiment must have been in Gethsemane, how crimson that cloak! No wonder, when Christ comes in power and glory, that He will come in reminding red attire, signifying not only the winepress of wrath, but also to bring to our remembrance how He suffered for each of us in Gethsemane and on Calvary!"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987