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"Avoid It" by Lynn G. Robbins
By matt78
9/22/2013 11:19:46 PM
Did anyone out there catch this talk that was uploaded to BYU Speeches on YouTube two days ago?

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Avoiding Temptation    
""Avoiding temptation protects us from becoming desensitized to it. But if we tolerate it, while striving to resist it, we can gradually become desensitized without even knowing it.""
posted at 14:15:21 on September 23, 2013 by matt78
Seek help from the Savior    
""Whatever your weakness or temptation is, and we all have them, if your desire is to avoid that temptation in the future, remember that the Savior wants to help you""
posted at 14:16:02 on September 23, 2013 by matt78
The Spider Web of Vice    
"“The wisdom of this intriguing principle alerts us to the danger of traps that are so effective that they don’t need a second chance to ensnare their victims. Think of a spider web, Satan would have you believe that there is little or no lasting harm in trying something just once. But yielding to Satan — even once — has trapped many curious victims in a life-long battle against that vice.”"
posted at 14:16:50 on September 23, 2013 by matt78
Great talk    
"I loved the idea that when you don't avoid sexual temptation entirely (including porn), you are no longer just fighting temptation, but you are also fighting chemistry as well. Once you allow the pleasure center of your brain to become activated, your appetite starts to overpower your ability to reason. It's far easier to avoid the temptations in the first place.

I wish I would have better understood that chemistry part years ago.

For those interested, you can get the talk here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc72ej1hztw

...or you can download an MP3 here:

speeches.byu.edu/?act=viewitem&id=2135"
posted at 10:59:58 on September 25, 2013 by rmww
Pleasure Center    
"So true. I guess that holds true for all addictions."
posted at 22:12:43 on September 25, 2013 by jakey


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