Help. Hope. Healing.

You’re not bothering me. I know it’s hard. I’m listening. Just say it.

Fifteen minutes ago I was paralyzed.  Not totally paralyzed, and not physically paralyzed, but I was definitely hiding in my shell, huddling a little bit, and hiding from the world.  I had a reply from Rusty on the Support Forums that I needed to respond to.  I needed to talk to a friend about going […]

Heart and Soil

In a Sunday School lesson I attended, the question was asked, “How do we overcome the influence of Satan in our lives?” Though I didn’t specifically hear any wrong answers, I was frustrated that they all had the same basic tone: just decide you are going to not do what he wants you to. 1 […]

His Long-Suffering

Over the years I’ve operated LDSR.org, I’ve seen a lot of people come to our support forums and often go as quickly as they came. Some post, get what they feel they need, and disappear. Some leave, thinking they had finally reached a point of no longer needing the support we offer, only to return […]

Sober

We’ve had a number of discussions on the Support Forums about sobriety and sobriety dates, especially to the point that there is more to sobriety, particularly in the world of SA, than merely abstaining from acting out. This is from The gospel in words: ‘Sober’ from Mormon Times by Joseph A. Cannon: Generally when we […]

Sufficient Unto the Day

There is strong evidence that certain personalities are more prone to sexual addiction than others. One kind of personality that seems more likely to be dealing with it is the go-getter corporate superstar and those who want to be like them. I am not entirely sure why this is so and the articles I read […]

The Easy Way

It feels like I’ve always known, at some level, that the gospel of Jesus Christ and all of its requirements are true. Even during times when my life was not in the Church and far away from behavior a believer should practice, I felt deep in my heart that I was doing what was contrary […]

When You’re Done Fighting Alone

I think that the biggest temptation with sexual, and any other, addiction is to deal with it completely alone, in isolation. There are so many things working against those of us who struggle with sexual addiction. It takes more than the internal struggle that we can do inside ourselves. 2 people like this post. Like […]

Shafts in the Whirlwind

I remember seeing a documentary on one of those cable channels about what a tornado can do with just a few sticks. The force of the wind is so strong that it can force a small piece of wood through a wall. A larger projectile does all the more damage, impaled in solid structures with […]

Weary in Well-Doing

The Lord advises: Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great (D&C 64:33). 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Following Your Heart, Following God, When Life Is Out of Control and Impossible

The following is my response to someone in a different setting who is having a legitimately very difficult time in her life right now. She started off by talking about the suggestion someone else made that she should follow her heart. I’m not going to include what she wrote, because I don’t have her permission, […]