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

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.

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 […]

An Equal Harm

An Analysis of Acting In Behavior based on Patrick J. Carnes’ Don’t Call It Love Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D. Don’t Call It Love February 1992, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Paperback, 390pp. ($15.95 US) 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

An Affair of the Mind

A review of Laurie Hall’s An Affair of the Mind One Woman’s Courageous Battle to Salvage Her Family from the Devastation of Pornography by Sue (used by permission) Laurie Hall An Affair of the Mind October 1996, Tyndale House Publishing Paperback, 268 pages ($10.99 US) 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Your Face, Her Face, His – A poem by Donna Blacklaw

(Used by permission) And suddenly there was this bright bald face in front of mine With piercing blue eyes, wildberry lips, saying: “You can do it; you’ll get through it,” over and over again. My shrieking pain was made bearable only because of that face. Be the first to like. Like Unlike