Daily Reading blogs..
By urbnoutdrzmn
8/22/2011 7:43:41 AM
Each morning I get up and feel like I need to do a little reading on here...I read the struggles and trials that are going on..I feel the love that each of you share when giving comments back. This is a great strength to me in getting through the day. I am actually going to start working on the 12 steps on my own and also do them at group as well. I just know I need the extra support now more then I did in the past. Im tired of feeling lonely inside and making my outsides seem like there is nothing going on..I want to love myself and build a stronger testimony.

Addiction makes you tired, lonely, and I remember feeling alive..and that is where I used to be.

I talked to my Mom on Saturday, and she told me that if I could go through 2 basic trainings, Survival Schools, and other military training...and serve a mission..then you can get through this. She is right I can do this, I have done a lot of "mind over matter" things in my life with the Lords help. He was with me for some very hard tasks that I overcame.

I know I can do this...and will do this.

Thanks everyone for your honesty on here..It helps a lot.


Dear friend    
"Greetings from europe,

Extra support is always good, I'm in the same situation as you are and I can feel what you are going through, it is good that you are starting a 12-step group, it will help you a lot,

To serve a mission is not a solution if you don't clean the root of the addiction.

I served a mission 5 years ago and I learned after that I had an addiction, but the lord will be with you and help you in the difficult time as well in the good time

Courage dear brother"
posted at 09:01:17 on August 22, 2011 by mike81
Hey there    
"I did all this a long time ago as well...I am now 41 and look back on my life and wonder how I made it this far. I have been attending the 12 step program for sometime now and I feel like I have just been going through the motions. It hasn't helped a bit. I sat down today at the dining room table and had prayer first and began to really open up and do the 12 steps. I know this will help me in the recovery process."
posted at 09:08:47 on August 22, 2011 by urbnoutdrzmn
My daily reading here helps immensely!    
"Good morning all. I am pretty new on here, and absolutely love seeing that I am not alone in my addictions. It helps me through my day with my addiction to pornography. It IS a day by day struggle for me, too. Im 45 now and have spent all of my life but 12 or so years addicted to this poison. I have learned that when I think I am strong enough to resist Satan's temptations, that is when I am most vulnerable. No matter how strong or determined I am, I cannot avoid Satan and his minions without the Lord. I cant begin to say that I am an expert in this, but I DO know that through prayer we can stay as strong as we need to be. I have learned that there truly is no other person, save my Savior, who can help me to overcome the things that bring me down. In time I will tell more of my story. Its a long one, and I yearn to tell it, but Im not ready yet. Do know that I am nearing the long road back into the good graces of Heavenly Father and the church. I enjoy reading the comments you all post. It gives me strength and helps me each day to renew my determination to overcome the evils in my life. Have a good week all..."
posted at 09:57:08 on August 22, 2011 by hansenrick88
Loving Yourself is the Key    
"IMHO, loving yourself in all facets of you is the key.

Who is tired and lonely - Satan is! He wants us to be with him. In all reality, he doesn't even get that. It's just more loneliness and pain as each of those with loneliness and pain gather. Satan is really conniving (CON-niving). He's the ruler of misleading and of course true unhappiness.

I've struggled with my husband saying he's lonely and feels so empty since he's been sober. He let sex (in any way, including porn, masturbation and lust) be the one way to receive love and acceptance. He doesn't really know of any other way to feel loved and accepted. But, he's determined to find that out. I think one of the other things to focus on is that love for yourself. For when you love yourself, you can love and receive love by others in a more accepting and whole way.

Fight! Fight! Fight! :)"
posted at 10:11:18 on August 22, 2011 by confidence
Thanks Everyone    
"It is a such a great thing to see when you have comments from friends on here. It is a great support and makes me feel good that I have the support I need to help me get through the day."
posted at 11:16:26 on August 22, 2011 by urbnoutdrzmn
Turn it all over to Jesus Christ    
"I worked and worked and worked for years. Tried everything you can imagine .

What I have learned is that you must turn everything over to the Lord. He makes it so simple and we make it so complicated. Going to 12 steps is a must, but not enough. You must work the steps along with sincere personal prayer and scriptutre study, and daily unconditional service to others.

Give yourself to the Lord and he will change you.

Remember that Satan is the author of the do it yourself plans. Christ gave all for you and me out of love for the father. Model Christ and you will be rescued. It works all of the time.

Anyone can whiteknuckle for a while, but healing will correct your addiction. And all healing comes from our Savior Jesus Christ.

You can do this, you will make it. You are amazing!!!"
posted at 12:36:10 on August 22, 2011 by Anonymous

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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967