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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 […]

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 […]

Rebuilding Trust

Sex Addiction Recovery Tips from Mark Chamberlain, Ph.D. Rebuilding Trust Rebuilding trust, particularly with one’s spouse, can be one of the greatest challenges in the process of recovering from a sexual addiction. There are many reasons for this. A spouse who has been deceived and wronged is understandably hesitant to open her or his heart […]

Becoming Pure Again

Sex Addiction Recovery Tips from Mark Chamberlain, Ph.D. Becoming Pure Again Abstaining from compulsive behavior becomes easirer and easier over time. I recently completed psychotherapy with a client named Rosco after nine months of working together, and it was interesting to hear him describe how temptation’s power over him had gradually decreased throughout that period. […]

Glimpsing Our True Nature

Sex Addiction Recovery Tips from Mark Chamberlain, Ph.D. Glimpsing Our True Nature The apostle Paul reminded us that, “For now, we see through a glass, darkly. . . .” (1 Corinthians 13:12). In my work, I have wondered whether our view as mortals is ever more dim than when we turn to look at ourselves. […]

Advice from Recovering Addicts

A few years ago, we compiled some advice from some of our subscribers. Here it is. The road to recovery is fraught with difficulties, sometimes of our own making. Some of our participants here at LDSR have identified some of the pitfalls they have encountered. Be the first to like. Like Unlike See Also Understanding […]

Delivered From Bondage – Personal Story by Duane

Used by permission I am the son of a Seminary teacher. My father, the Seminary teacher, beat his wife and children. I am the oldest of seven other siblings; therefore a total of eight children. I was introduced to pornography at a very young age. I remember finding crime magazines in my dad.s closet that usually […]

Identifying Your Primary Compulsive Cycle

Sex Addiction Recovery Tips from Mark Chamberlain, Ph.D. Identifying Your Primary Compulsive Cycle Bart was a successful investment broker and entrepreneur who came in to get help because he was having a more and more difficult time resisting his sexual impulses. As sexual sin became more compelling to Bart, he worked harder than ever to […]

Personal Stories: Carl

I was raised in an active LDS family. I am the oldest of seven kids. I have four brothers and two sisters. I never noticed any deficiencies with my parents while growing up. Only recently have I noticed a possible deficiency with my father. He was recently diagnosed as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). My mother […]

A Matter of Courtesy

One of the features of a sexual addiction, and probably any addiction, is difficulty with clear thinking. When addiction reigns, thoughts are unpredictable and often not grounded in truth. That is one of the reasons that the twelve steps refer to restoring a person to sanity. 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike See Also […]