…the parched land shall become a pool, and the thirsty lands springs of water…(Isaiah 35:7)

Rapid Eye Therapy and Releasing Addictions

Kim Mack, RET (used by permission) Rapid Eye Therapy (RET) is an effective method to releasing addictive patterns in about 12-sessions. What follows are some ways RET assists the client in this process. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Purity and Passion

A Book Review Chad (used by permission) Together, my wife and I read the book, Purity and Passion by Wendy L. Watson. I recommend this book to couples struggling to recapture the kind of marital intimacy God intended us to have in our marriages. I found Sister Watson’s redefinition of “making love” a wonderful departure […]

Out of the Shadows

A Book Review by Dave (used by permission) of Patrick J. Carnes’ Out of the Shadows Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Now Is Come Salvation

Recognizing good and evil This life is the time to prepare to meet God. As Amulek taught: For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. (Alma 34:32) When I am keeping God’s commandments, […]

Not to the Swift

Enduring to the end I have often characterized my struggles with homosexuality as “difficult”. Particularly, I mention the powerful temptations that I face daily. I perhaps have not done the topic its due, because the battle is only difficult when viewed on its own. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

My Story of Repentance and Confession

I had been struggling with addiction to pornography and masturbation for several years. These addictions had come throughout the years to affect my life in nearly all facets. Although I was able to live free of them during the time I was a missionary, I turned back to them upon returning home. Being an addict affected my self-esteem, relationships with others, decision making abilities, and outlook on life. Ultimately I had separated from my wife and abandoned all I knew to be true. The adversary caused me to become separated from all who cared for me and to feel alone.

More or Less Useful Counsel I Have Received

This essay is derived from the experience and understanding of the author. It is only the author’s opinion of which counsel received from priesthood leaders has been the least and most helpful. Although the messages taken from the counsel given are probably very different than the intended message, these are the messages that addicts tend to take from such counsel.

Me Too, Sister Knight

A review of Gladys Knight’s Between Each Line of Pain and Glory by Stephen Rex Goode¬† Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Learning Obedience

Learning to be obedient despite temptations When it comes to same-sex attraction, it has long been my belief that obedience is a higher priority than repair or healing. I also believe that the key to being obedient is in learning to accept temptation as part of the plan we were sent here to live. I […]

He Is Full of Heaviness

The following was written in 1995. I have been pondering the wonderful concept that Jesus knows what it is like to be tempted, so that he can succor us in our temptations. This concept is epitomized in the following passage from Hebrews: 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Gifts From God

Used By Permision My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my sister’s bureau and lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. “This,” he said, “is not a slip. This is lingerie.” He discarded the tissue and handed me the slip. It was exquisite; silk, handmade and trimmed with a cobweb of lace. The price tag with an […]

From Muck to Miracles

A Personal Story by Joe H. (used by permission) I was first exposed to pornography around the age of nine. I was also sexually abused by a teenage girl around that same time. Because of these things and my own curiosity I developed a voyeuristic interest in sex and the female body. I was afraid […]

Endurance

In the last few days, I have experienced more of spiritual pain than I ever hope to see again. The problems were largely of my own making, brought on by dwelling on my lifelong struggle to separate temptation from sin. Theoretically and conceptually, I know that it is no sin to be tempted. Yet, throughout […]

Courage

A review of Donny Osmond’s Life Is Just What You Make It ¬† Donny Osmond and Patricia Romanowski Life Is Just What You Make It June 1999, Disney Press Hardcover, First Edition, 304 pages ($22.95 US) Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Between Two Opinions

Elijah, that boldest of all prophets, challenged four-hundred and fifty of the prophets of Baal in front of a large gathering of Israelites. He asked them a very important question that we might well ask ourselves today: And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the […]