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by Stephen
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: Daily Afternoon Check In
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Daily Afternoon Check In

Monday went well. It was a slower less pressure filled day and there was more time to feel the Spirit of the day. I am considering making it part of a daily afternoon routine to carve out time to "reset" myself - although I did not do that on Monday since I didn't feel like it was needed. Even if I ...
by Stephen
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: Strength
Replies: 0
Views: 1594

Strength

I slipped this weekend. It was not a relapse, but it still was a slip, which I pray I can become free of in the future. I think there are some things I can do better at with step 6, which has me looking ahead now. One thing to do is that of surrendering. When temptations come up, I can pray to my Fa...
by Stephen
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: Recovery
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Spent some much needed time with the Lord this morning. He blessed me with some much needed relief time which I am terribly grateful for. I need these moments to remind me that he is always there for me. I prayed to Him, acknowledged my powerlessness and pleaded for His help since nothing I was doin...
by Stephen
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: Recovery
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Recovery

I sure do wish recovery were more of a steady ride. I am still on the journey, I just hate days like today when I feel dark and gloomy inside. I guess I'm feel depression. Stress. Anxiety. Numbness. How I pray I can wake up tomorrow morning feeling like myself again. I pray He will take these feelin...
by Stephen
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: S~xual Addiction
Topic: My Surrender
Replies: 1
Views: 1661

Since surrendering my right to view stimulating images and self stimulating at any level, I have been doing pretty well. Being completely honest with myself, there were a couple slips, but I would say overall I've had some pretty good sobriety. One thing I trying to get better at is remembering deep...
by Stephen
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 3
Views: 3784

Hello, Jeff. In an online meeting, you mentioned a good book on anxiety. Unfortunately, I did not take good notes. Can you please share that book title with me again?

Hope you're doing well, and hope we can connect at some point again.

Thank you,
Stephen
by Stephen
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: S~xual Addiction
Topic: My Surrender
Replies: 1
Views: 1661

My Surrender

I took a "drink", so to speak, yesterday. I can justify that it wasn't a long drink, but what is sobriety if I am taking drinks at all. This drink has "cocked" my brain and put it in a ready position to act out. I can feel my brain is in this set position, which causes me to feel anxious. I struggle...
by Stephen
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: S~xual Addiction
Topic: Surrendering
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Surrendering

I am feeling that I have some learning to do about surrendering and applying it to all parts of my life. Right now, I am especially wondering how to apply it to work, which is the source of a lot of stress, anxiety, fears and insecurities I am feeling right now. Are there any additional readings any...
by Stephen
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: Therapist Visit
Replies: 0
Views: 1544

Therapist Visit

I made a visit to a therapist last week. First time I've ever done that. I won't go into detail here on our talk for time sake, but it was an interesting experience for me. Not what I was expecting actually. I am hopeful there will be good things to come of this. The person I am seeing is qualified ...
by Stephen
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: He Did Deliver Me From Bondage
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 0
Views: 2413

Honesty

My pride is so thick and it comes back so often. It has kept me from realizing the depth of my addiction for so long. Well, actually, I think at one point I was honest with my addiction. With my natural disposition to do unrighteously. But then I forgot, or rather, my pride told me I no longer neede...
by Stephen
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: A Willing Heart
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Some of the blessings when I am able to have His light in me: I am more helpful around the house (I take out the garbage), I have more capacity to serve my wife, I am a more effective employee, I have better stories to tell my children, I feel more peace, I can think better, I think less about mysel...
by Stephen
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: A Willing Heart
Replies: 1
Views: 884

A Willing Heart

Romans 8 talks about becoming His children when we become spiritually minded. "...to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." The carnal mind is brought on by believe the lies of the world/Satan, and the Spiritual mind is brought on by the Spirit. It is easier sa...
by Stephen
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: His Light
Replies: 1
Views: 940

His Light

Romans describes our powerlessness over the natural man. Even though we know what evil is and that we don’t want to do it, yet – we do it. We are born this way. Doing evil regardless of the knowledge we have. If we can have knowledge, but yet do evil, what then is missing in order to act righteo...
by Stephen
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: True Recovery
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

True Recovery

A couple thoughts: I was at a meeting and heard a couple things that resonated with me: - I have been struggling with a question the last couple days that I haven't been able to put into words. In answer to prayer, I heard someone say at a meeting that recovery is more than sobriety. It is feeling p...
by Stephen
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Sharing
Topic: Remembering
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

'Always remembering Him' means more than just thinking about Him during sacrament meeting on Sundays. As an example, I served a mission in Japan. I will sometimes think about and ponder memories and remember experiences of my mission. But I remember my experience in Japan even more when I actually g...