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A Big Change

After months of trying to decide what to do about the support forums here at LDSR, I have succeeded in writing software to interface with the WordPress bulletin board system, bbPress. At last, the Daily Journal and Spouse Support forums are back being available. 56 people like this post. Like Unlike

The Power of Powerless

Many times, a client would ask if he could talk to me. I would take the client to some private place, which were rare in the small area. I usually had to be where I could be seen by the custody staff, in case a client got upset at me. I don’t remember ever feeling unsafe and I never provoked a client to be the least aggressive with me.

The Enemy in the Secret Chambers

I think it is especially important for the confidence of the wife of a man dealing with this, that he show that he is putting overcoming as a very high priority. The consequences are terrifying.

Counting Days of Sobriety and Staying Sober

Everybody has tried counting days of sobriety. It’s easy. It gives you a tangible way of measuring your progress. When your day counts get larger and larger, it’s encouraging. But then comes the dark side of counting days. It can be a problem when you can’t get past a certain number of days, be it […]

How to Be a Successful Newbie on LDSR

Coming to LDSR is something usually done in a mixture of sadness and hope. The sadness usually comes from yet another experience where we thought we had our sexual behavior under control, but didn’t. The hope is that an LDS oriented environment will be the trick that will make this time different, that this time […]

New LDSR Poll

I have installed a new plugin for the LDSR site that allows me to create a poll and display the results. I want to find out something about the site readers. You can either vote on the poll in the sidebar to the left or here: 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

What is the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program ?

What is the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program?
In short the program is an Atonement Utilization Program–or in other words Repentance for Dummies
It is a 12-step program centered on our Savior, Jesus Christ, teaching how to utilize the Atonement in behalf of those who suffer from addictions and weaknesses.

The Supremacy of the Personal

One of my current callings is High Priest Instructor. I have driven home one point about my teaching and about what I expect from classes. I expect responses to the questions I ask to be personal responses. I don’t want someone to expound doctrine, tell history, or talk about their neighbor. I want those who […]


In the 1840’s, it took a couple of months to get a letter from the east coast to the west cost, all the way around the southern tip of South America. Eventually, the advent of the pony express cut it down to around 11 days. Since that time, the delivery of messages has improved to […]

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