By scrappy
11/1/2009 9:38:29 PM
I joined Heart-t-Heart many years ago and have been in recovery for many years. I continue to return to the 12 steps from time to time for inventory. Now I am struggling with a husband and son with different addictions. My husband is into pornography and my oldest son has been a drug addict for so many years and is about to loose his sweet family over it.

I struggle not to get back into my addiction of controlling, and over eating with all the stress that these addictions bring to our home. My son is coming to live with us as a last ditch effort to keep him off the streets. I want so much to have him embrace the 12 steps as used in Heart-t-Heart. But he is just not there yet...unbelievable! My husband is a large key to helping his son but I am not sure he is on much higher ground.

I know that this is all in the court of agency and know that I must trust. I will be looking for help, ideas and support here.


Keep your head up    
"Yup, all in the court of agency like you said. All you can do to help is be the very best you as you can. Keep faith in Christ, understand that you can learn and grow from this and come closer to your Heavenly Father. When you feel the pain of it all, use that to remind you of the pain our Savior felt for all of us. Staying close to God through this will help you stay receptive to the Holy Ghost and you will receive revelation as to how to help your family the most.

And please, let us support you as best we can. You'll be in our prayers."
posted at 10:52:37 on November 2, 2009 by adrastos

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"Jesus rejected temptation. When confronted by the great tempter himself, Jesus "[yielded] not to the temptation‚ÄĚ. He countered with scripture. Gospel commandments and standards are our protection also, and like the Savior, we may draw strength from the scriptures to resist temptation."

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