Want to change and need help
By Stonecarver
7/4/2014 7:44:28 AM
So I'm fairly new to this site, and I feel like it's a great step to help me put if I talk about it. I'm 17 and have had issues with sexual sin for the past 4 years! I have told my bishop about it but it seems to get worse and worse. Then about a month ago I moved away from that bishop and now I'm pretty much alone and don't know what to do! If anyone has any advice for me please share! I want to get clean so I am worthy to go one a mission In a year, but it seems hopeless because I keep on messing up no matter how hard I try to stay away from sinning! Any thoughts or ideas?


my two cents    
"there are a lot of really wise folks here on the site who can provide their experience. What I have found is that the challenge you face is threefold spiritual emotionl and physical. If you address these three areas you will make progress, if you try one or two it is like pushing a marshmellow you'll make progress but it will just bulge somewhere else :). My heart goes out to you in your struggles. Know that you are NOT ALONE. Satan would have you believe that you are alone and that youare the ony one struggling with this addiction, or that ou are too far gone or any number of negative feelings about yourself or your situation. Remember the woman taking in adultery, Christ told her to go and sin no more. the repentence process began right away for her. i hope and pray you find hope and healing here.

posted at 08:31:25 on July 4, 2014 by sjanderson
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"Hello Stonecarver.
SJ is right about wise people on the site and he is one of them. He is very insightful!

One thing that has helped my teenage son is the program Fortify, I am including the link below. It is free for those that are 21 and under. Doing this in addition to the church's 12 step program has been very effective and healing. I am also including a link to a youtube meeting for this program.

Congratulations for being so brave and reaching out for help! That says a lot about your character and who you are! You are one of the few that is brave enough to take this step. You should be very proud!!!

Here are the links: />"
posted at 14:44:28 on July 5, 2014 by 1stepatatime
Thank you everyone!    
"Thank you all for your support and help! I'm truly blessed to have found a place where I can get the help and feedback I need! I love this gospel and all of you!"
posted at 23:09:18 on July 5, 2014 by Stonecarver
Just have to gush with pride!    
"Hi Stonecarver! I just have to say that I am soooo proud of you! You are really taking charge of your recovery AND are reaching out to help others. You are inspirational and really are showing what great possibilities are out there for change. Congratulations for being strong. Things will get difficult again, but don't give up! You can do this. I am so proud of you!!!"
posted at 18:38:14 on July 20, 2014 by 1stepatatime
"I was also being tempted to look at sexual and pornographic materials on the Internet. So I made a rule. Every time I am alone I needed to listen to a hymn (at least four verses) before I can do anything on the Internet. Satan and demons hate the hymns of the LORD. It has also magnified my love for Heavenly Father and temptation has lessened greatly.

It can be difficult to control your body especially during the teenager years when your hormones are raging. It is difficult, but not impossible. The LORD makes all things possible. May the LORD be with you in your walk with Him."
posted at 20:58:42 on July 20, 2014 by Anonymous

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