My slip a great learning experience
By mike81
4/15/2012 7:53:44 AM

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share with you some of the experience I had this week a slip, first I called this a small slip but there is no small or big slip, I Did use my mobile to look at some picture on gray website. I was triggers and did masturbate.

I was a bit sad because I was sober the last 60 days but it was a great opportunity to apply some principal I learned and put in place, I called immediately 2 peoples from my 12 steps group in order to disclose asap.

I was for a bit guilty and today when I shared my mistake with my bishop, I was better. I started to understand that my recovery journey is not a straightway, it is not easy, but I have more willingness each day, journaling, daily activities but more important, learning to trust my savior and God because at the end, he is the solution and my only way to recover.

Thanks for your support

Your friend from Europe


Well great that you didnt spiral down    
"First off I think there is a difference from a small slip up and larger one. You didn't go into the hardcore sites and although they are both sin, I think if you spiraled down into worse porn, it would have a larger negative effect on your spirituality. I wish I could do what you did, and at least stopped from going further. Sometimes I think, im already this far why not go all the way. But thank you, I hope to be where you are sooner than later."
posted at 23:52:18 on April 15, 2012 by moronidenovo
thank you    

Thanks for your comments, it is always great to receive good advise.
It's help to talk with someone as soon as possible, to remove part of the shame"
posted at 14:58:17 on April 19, 2012 by mike81
Courage to look to Heaven    
"Hello Brother,
You show great courage to come forward like you did. I just relapsed after a long period of sobriety and it wasn't easy to come forward and recommit but I feel encouraged by my knowledge that I can be forgiven and I can have a better recovery this time by learning from my mistakes- the ones that led to my relapse. But as it says in the ARP Guide- we must focus on the doctrines of the Gospel and NOT on unworthy behavior. And we must look at the heart of the problem. The state of our mind and heart must be changed so that we are avoiding all the pitfalls: self-pity, self-centeredness, pride, negativity, pessimism, contention, impatience and intolerance. I have an Accountability Checklist that I go through each night that helps me to avoid these and instead focus on the their opposites: kindness, humility, purity, patience and love. I know that God will help you as you follow the steps and submit to his will. The Savior can take this burden from you and help you resist. God be with you."
posted at 16:54:39 on April 19, 2012 by CarpeDiem

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"Freedom from your transgression will come through sincere faith, true repentance, willing obedience, and the giving of self. Why the giving of self? Because selfishness is at the root of your problem. Where selfishness and transgression flourish, the Spirit of the Lord can’t enter your life to bless you. To succeed, you must conquer your selfishness. When your beacon is focused on self, it does little more than blind your vision. When turned outward through acts of kindness and love, it will light your path to happiness and peace. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990