time for gratitude
By mike81
1/3/2013 11:55:01 AM
Dear friends,

I wanted to write a post and as the new year start I reflected upon the last 20 month, since I knowledge my addiction

I can still remember how my addiction was like, I was not able to even stop for more than 2 days without spending 1-2 hours looking at porn, spending time on sex chat and masturbation.

I learned a lot from the past 2 years, I made a lot of mistake, lost relationship and cried a lot but I learned a lot from it, I found great support with my spirtual leader, also I do have strong support people and therapist.

Its took me time and today I'm not where I wanted to be because I wanted to be perfect and healed but I can see some great progress.
I still make mistake, error and I have slip time to time but it's getting better and better until I will reach freedom

Today I can say I had 5-6 slip during 2012 and I was not able to stay sober more than 2-3 month at a time but compare I to where I was 2 years ago it is a miracle and I did make some great progress and I believe this year will be even better.
I still have to learn more and to do more but I have my full life to do so and I strongly believe that god will help me as well

I hope to be ready to enter again in the temple this year and find someone

I wish you all th best for this year to come

Your friend from europe



"Awesome progress, Mike81. Way to go! :)"
posted at 14:18:01 on January 3, 2013 by g1rlie
"Sound like you are making good progress."
posted at 12:16:00 on March 22, 2013 by stayingclean
"Yes indeed, better than I was expected and many blessing as well"
posted at 17:04:17 on March 22, 2013 by mike81
good job!!!    
"ya, I like how you said you are better than you were couple yrs ago..not perfect but so much better. My addictions are alot like yours also! STRUGGLE. But by getting spiritual help and 12 step mtgs -I'm SO MUCH BETTER ALSO THAN 2 yrs ago. In fact 2 yrs ago is when I went to my first lds 12 step mtg. I'm seriously a dif person now than the day I walked in to my first mtg...."
posted at 11:19:10 on March 26, 2013 by marie sober

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006