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More Subtil Than All the Beasts of the Field

I think that one mostly unexplored area of sexual addiction is how undiscovered acting out affects marriages and families. I maintain that pornography in the home has an effect on the quality of the spirituality of the home, even when it is only the addict who knows it is there. I also believe it has an effect on the quality of relationships with spouses and children.

New Poll: Behaviors

A new poll has been added to the LDSR blog. This poll is intended for those who struggle or have struggled with sex-related behaviors that have impacted their standing in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or give rise to feelings of unworthiness.

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.

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 […]

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.  […]

Bloggernacle Samples – 4/4/09

Here are a few interesting posts from other Mormon blogs relevant to this site: Healing From Pornography Addiction Are Mormons Crazy for Porn? Brain Plasticity and Pornography Modesty and Body Image Feel free to respond to any topics at these other sites or even here. Let me know if you run across anything relevant to […]

“My Precious, My Stash, My Precious”

For where your treasure is there your heart will be also. Gnolom, from Lord of the Rings, his treasure consumed him, it twisted his soul, it corrupted him, and it was ultimately his destruction. My treasure was my porn, and not just any porn, but my “stash”. This was the best of the best; it took countless hours, and effort to collect it.

Instruments

I often hear about how important a spiritual program is to healing from sexual addiction.  Along with that goes the routine emphasis that other programs are not as important and often distractions from the sound principles of prayer, scripture reading, and meditation. It often seems to be an either/or proposition, to the effect that, one […]

A Gentle Path

I have a friend that I met over the Internet, not same-sex attracted like me, but struggling nevertheless with an addiction to pornography. He usually seeks my help and advice through email, but I got a call from him last night. We had a very long talk. He had been doing very well and then […]

Change the Way You Do Your Compulsive Behavior

Sex Addiction Recovery Tips from Mark Chamberlain, Ph.D. Change the Way You Do Your Compulsive Behavior We have all made commitments to abstain from tempting behavior. We have also broken such promises–promises to ourselves, promises to our loved ones, and even promises to God. Rather than asking you to promise again, “I won’t do it!” […]