Here instead of acting out
By R_Matt
8/22/2013 12:07:27 AM
Life is challenging without my drug; Lust. I was almost overcome by it yesterday. went to an SA meeting, Prayed, told my wife I was struggling and found strength. hope to learn to see more in people rather than physical appearance. Hope to stop using women as a drug. Powers of Heaven are the only thing stronger than this aching compulsion...


"You are welcome when you struggle. You are welcome when you don't. You took some great steps in your struggle.

Some more include stretching every muscle and joint, going for a walk, getting some water, eating something healthy, taking a nap, calling a sponsor, reading a good book, taking a short walk, learning to meditate, etc.

Keep up the good work. Make new habits when the feelings of opposition and stress arrive."
posted at 21:07:33 on August 22, 2013 by BeClean
"Amen brother. Amen. Nice work reaching out - addiction thrives in secrecy and dies in the open. I am also focusing on seeing women as people and not objects or body parts. I've been doing it so long it almost seems impossible to change it but I've seen improvement. Good luck to the both of us and let's keep moving forward."
posted at 21:18:57 on August 22, 2013 by recovery.gdo
R Matt    

Seriously, this is huge! Way to go.

Now....remember: Good, Better, Best.

Being here is very, very good.

Work your 12 steps and you'll get better and better and someday the best will come. Instead of being here you'll be out serving and preaching and lifting up the broken and the weak. That is the road you are on and don't forget it.

Well done."
posted at 22:13:00 on August 22, 2013 by Maddy

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990