I don’t want to think about and worry about the recovery of others in the LDS group, what they’re doing “wrong.” But after reading this quote in the Step One of Step Into Action, I can’t help it: I found that trying to work this Step without a sponsor was pointless and hopeless. I recognized […]
Archives for April 2016
How Can I Feel Connected to God Today?
I want to feel connected to God today. Yesterday wasn’t a bad day, but I didn’t feel a lot of connection or direction. So, last night I made a detailed calendar of what I plan to do today. This is what it looks like: To me, this feels like what Nephi or the brother of Jared […]
Discussion: When Does Addiction Recovery Work End?
I recently finished a book titled “The 7-Day Christian” by Brad Wilcox. Although the overall topic of the book is not about sexual addiction recovery, many of his points resonated with me. From surrender, to gratitude, to living a “new normal,” I really felt like the book was speaking to me. One quote that really […]
The Surrender Chapter in the Book of Mormon
There are a few questions on my mind right now and I don’t have much time to write, but I want to make sure I make time for study and connection before working on my presentation for today. Last night Beck and I read Alma 24. This is the chapter where the Anti-Nephi-Lehi’s bury their […]
Discussion: What Does Quality Sponsorship Really Look Like?
Sponsorship in addiction – what does that really mean and how does it work? The discussion topic today is targeted more towards sponsors, but my hope is that it can also help sponsees or those that don’t have a sponsor yet. This “must” from The Big Book about sponsorship and recovery is something to consider: […]
Doing a Step 10 Inventory One Day at a Time
I feel like doing a Step 10 Inventory right now. I don’t know if I feel off or not, but I am just going to write out feelings. I feel a bit overwhelmed. I feel some sexual drive. I don’t want this drive to turn into selfishness. I don’t want to have any expectations. I […]
Setting Priorities in Recovery
What do I need to study today? What’s on my mind? How do I succeed in setting priorities in recovery based on what God wants me to do? That’s one topic that’s on my mind. Questions that are on my mind right now: What does God want me to be doing today, in this very moment? […]
Negative Emotions & How to Deal with Them
One of the talks that Becky and I have discussed a little before, or at least that she has read, is from President Eyring titled “Where is the Pavilion?” As I’ve been thinking about negative emotions & how to deal with them, this talk came back into memory, and I wanted to study it more. Becky […]
53 Must’s to Live in Real Recovery from Addiction
Last week I shared 50 Must’s to Live in Real Recovery from Addiction, part of an article shared by Steven in one of his comments about working the 12 Steps of Recovery. Today I wanted to share the other 53 musts, as found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. These “musts” are specific instructions […]
Discussion: What is progressive victory over lust?
In the White Book of SA, it says, …lust is the driving force behind our sexual acting out, and true sobriety includes progressive victory over lust. (p. 4) What does progressive victory over lust mean? I’ve had this question, and I’ve talked with others in recovery meetings who have the same question. The word progressive means […]