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

An Instinct for Barking

With all of these sources of information and commentary in all of the places where members of the Church can see them, it can result in confusion when the only thing being said is what everyone but the Church is saying.

Bloggernacle Samples – 4/3/09

Here are a few interesting posts from other Mormon blogs relevant to this site: What should I do? My husband is homosexual. What should I do? My husband is homosexual – part 2. Why is no one addressing the issue of women watching pornography? More Data On Anti-Depressant Use In Utah Feel free to respond […]

Straw, Sticks, and Bricks

We all remember the story of the three little pigs, don’t we? They were being stalked by the big, bad wolf and each little pig built himself a house to keep the wolf out. The first one built his house out of straw. The wolf blew it over with a breath. The second one built […]

The Good That I Would Do

If good intentions were building materials, I would like to inhabit a mighty fortress of my own making. I would be perfect, for such is my desire. I am filled with many righteous desires and plans, but they rarely become more than simple optimism. My good intentions frequently become sins of commission or sins of […]

Going With the Flow

I finally went to college in my forties and graduated at fifty. It’s an accomplishment that I claim some pride in, since I’m the first generation in all of my lineage to get a college degree. It felt good and it has been of great value to me. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Not an Addiction

In the pamphlet MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS at ProvidentLiving.org, it says: 8. Are these meetings open to those who deal with same sex attraction? A. Yes.   Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Why Do Some Not Recover?

This question, to some most horrible, rings in the ears and is cried out of the hurting soul like the moaning cry of the deeply wounded in the night. Yet, it brings no relief; for self-pity is just another form of that evil we refer to as pride. It is pride that keeps us from […]

Why Do I Call Myself an Addict?

By Joseph (used by permission) From my discussions with other “addicts” in various locations around the world, accepting the idea of an “addiction” to pornography is a very common misgiving of priesthood leaders, because it seems to contravene agency. Following are some relevant quotes from apostles and prophets, and some of my feelings about why […]

Understanding, Helping and Loving a Pornography Addict

As I learned these concepts, they changed my life and my marriage for the better. I felt very strongly that I should write down what I learned so I could share them with others who are struggling with the same pain. I know that in some serious situations, this essay will not help, but for […]

Transcript From a Presentation

There are three pillars of addiction: lies, isolation, and self-hatred. Twelve step programs, assisting church leaders in their tasks, work to break down the three pillars of addiction by turning addicts to God in complete honesty, in a fellowship of empathetic and unconditionally loving friends.

To the Spouse of a Sex Addict

By Duane Call Used By Permission To the spouse of a Sex Addict (a Child of God who is addicted to Sex in any way), I do not know your name and that is unimportant. What is important is that I hope I can help you to understand a little bit about your spouse’s problem. […]

To the Sexual Addict

by Duane Call Used by permission To the Sexual Addict (a Child of God who is addicted to Sex in any way) I do not know you and I do not need to know you to write these things to you. I myself have experienced the pain, agony, frustration, guilt, anger (sometimes at God), and […]

Things That Addiction Has Taught Me About My Marriage

By Tyler Swenson I am trying to find lasting recovery from addiction (what type of addiction is unimportant- pick your poison, as they say), yet my wife seems to continue to hold onto her anger and hurt and will not “let it go” and forgive. This has, until recently, been a great stumbling block for […]

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 […]