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Our Fears Did Cease

One of my favorite vignettes from the Book of Mormon is the story of Zoram and Nephi outside the gates of Jerusalem (1 Nephi 4). To me, it is a great example of the declining art of integrity and trust. It holds many lessons for those who struggle with difficult challenges with relationships. 4 people […]

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 […]

Fear of Success

Cross-posted on Body Images Forum For years, I have battled weight issues. I emerged into adulthood so skinny my dad thought I was going to die, but as the years went on, gained weight–a lot. I went from 6’1″ and 180 pounds to 416 pounds. 80 pounds sounds like a hefty kid to some, but […]

Quitting. Again. Revisited

I just re-read Quitting.  Again. and had some more thoughts about the quitting business based on how things went from the time I wrote it.  Those who frequent the Support Forums will already know that I’m now lined up to be getting to my Temple Recommend for the first time in a very long time.  […]

After Many Days

Impatience is something I fight constantly. I’m the sort of person that once I know what I want, I expect to be able to obtain it as soon as possible, usually by doing some small task and then being done with it. I find it difficult to wait. 2 people like this post. Like Unlike

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 […]

Don’t Lock Horns With the Devil

Kevin thought he was addicted to pornography. “I must be. I’ve tried so hard to stop. I’ve worked for the last five years at it, and yet I still can’t kick the habit completely.” When I talked to him about his approach, it sounded like he was doing almost everything right. He had opened up […]

The Last Thing a Friend Should Do

Sometimes, when people ask your advice, they already know what they think they should do about it. When you hear what they are planning, and it isn’t a good idea, the euphemistic thing to say about it is, “That’s the last thing you should do.” What you really mean to say is, “Don’t do that.” […]

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 […]

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 […]