Day Ten
10/30/2009 10:44:49 AM
I can hardly believe that ten days have passed since my last relapse. Although I still have urges and temptations, I haven’t had any problems with surrendering them over to the Savior and moving on. My testimony of the Savior’s grace and the power of the atonement has become much stronger over the last week and a half, and I feel happier every day.

I wish I had stumbled into this website years ago, because blogging here has brought me so much peace and comfort. I’m grateful for the honesty, humility, and compassion I find here. Having the opportunity to read your stories and being able to pray for each of you when I feel tempted has been a great way for me to focus on helping others instead of dwelling on my own temptations and making them worse.

I know I won’t always have smooth sailing, but I plan on enjoying and appreciating it while it lasts.


good job    
"Keep on going, I hope and pray that you'll keep doing better. You are doing a good job of learning from the relapse and moving on. Good job."
posted at 12:23:23 on October 30, 2009 by adrastos
Good For You    
"I'm so happy for you and your willingness "let go and let God." I've often thought about how things would have been different if I had found recovery sooner but I also believe that Heavenly Father provides a path when you are ready to take it. I'm not saying He doesn't other times but sometimes he'll hit you in the face with it and usually it's when you feel ready to go down that road. If you just keep giving him your hardships, he'll always get you through. Amazing things will happen if you do. Keep it up, you're doing awesome."
posted at 12:26:57 on October 30, 2009 by Matrix

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"One of the great myths in life is when men think they are invincible. Too many think that they are men of steel, strong enough to withstand any temptation."

— James E. Faust

General Conference, April 2002