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Deeper Anonymity

Beginning with Alcoholics Anonymous, self-help addiction recovery fellowships began to refer to themselves as “Anonymous.” There was an element of confidentiality in the meaning of “anonymous” but the purpose in refering to those groups as “anonymous” was deeper than mere confidentiality. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

The Value of Willing

Sometimes it is so difficult to feel like I’ve made progress. No matter what successes I’ve had in turning my behavior around, I find new things that I need to deal with. I preach against it regularly—the idea that all you need to do is to decide to quit and you’re done. Everything about myself […]

Hi. My name isn’t Tim B.

I’ve struggled for some time about writing this post, fearing that writing it would create more of what I’m hoping to avoid. However, I’m hopeful that saying this here and now is all I’m going to need to say on the matter, and then I can be done. My name isn’t Tim B. Tim B […]

The Key to My Peace

I’m sad today at the passing of a friend whom I did not know well because of distance, but who impressed me beyond words with his kindness and willingness to go more than the one extra mile Jesus enjoined us. If asked, I think he would have gone a thousand extra miles, and sometimes without […]

I Set My Sail

This is something I wrote a few years ago as I pondered my journey out of same-sex behavior into temple marriage and fatherhood. I keep traveling on, but that one destination is one that seemed impossible for so long. Now it’s a memory and new destinations await. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Our Essential Goodness

The scriptures often give us a picture of mankind as being essentially evil. When the brother of Jared prayed to the Lord to touch the sixteen stones for light, he said: O Lord, thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods. Now behold, O Lord, and do not be angry with […]

Because of the Covenant

Around the time I turned thirteen, my family moved from one state to another. Due to many factors, our activity in the Church waned to the point where I did not attend Church at all throughout the eighth grade. My mother worked as a waitress at a restaurant affiliated with a local hotel and went […]