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I was able to admit my addiction to my son.
By smwil46
10/20/2008 3:53:52 AM
I talked with my son and shared with him some things about my addiction. I told him that I had not been faithful in my relationship with his mother and that I could not stay in the marriage because of my addiction to sex. It was a good bonding experience for both of us. It was difficult when I told him about my addiction to pornography and masturbation problems. I wasn’t sure how a 17 year old would take it. He cried with me and gave me a hug and told me how much he loved me. We talked about how serious pornography addictions can be. He told me that they strongly worn them at school and at church about how strong the addictions are and what they can do to families. He understood and was glad that I could share with him. I told him if he needed to talk about anything no matter what he could always come to me and share. I told him that it was his comments to me about not giving up my testimony of the book of Mormon several months ago that gave me strength to come back to the church and deal with my addictions. I am so very grateful to the Lord for sending such a strong son to love his father so much to give that kind of advise. He will make a great missionary.

My son attended the fireside in sandy with me. He met some other recovering addicts and the missionaries that I have come to know and love for their serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If it was not for this addiction recovery program I would not be here and I would have never shared these things with my son. I hope in the future I will be able to share more with him. Right now is not the time. It was difficult for both of us what I did share with him.

Scott

Comments:

Wow!    
"That is awesome! Congratulations! I wish that I could feel that way about talking to my parents. They tell me that I can talk to them about anything...but I don't think they really mean anything... :-\

-hope4Change"
posted at 01:15:15 on October 22, 2008 by hope4change
THEY DO    
"I think they do mean it. They love you. They have struggles of their own. Heavenly Father gave us families to help each other. I would so want to know so I could help you and pray specifically for youl"
posted at 12:13:53 on October 22, 2008 by ROBIN


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