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By ican2
10/28/2009 8:24:16 PM
I just wanted to say how much finding this site has helped me. After the last time I fell on monday I started to search for help/info to help on line. I remembered hearing about family services and I found this site.
I have been struggling with masturbation since I was 12 and was taught shortly after I had begun the addictive habit of masturbating that it was a sin. Ever since then I have been trying to control myself. I have been through a period of inactivity during my late teen years till I was 21 and in the process became even more polluted by pornography and together the two are combined to create a urge that is so hard to control. I am now 26 and sick of this horrible feeling that these sins creates in my life and I want to be happy and worthy of all that I do have and all that Heavenly Father has for me.
I can relate to everything that I am reading from all of your experiences. I have begun to come to this site when I feel any urge or even when bored. This path that I have allowed myself to fall into is so hard to pull out of and climb to higher ground, but I honest believe that being able to come here and read from your experiences and post my own will be one of my greatest tools to fight my urges.
God lives and loves us, has experienced this heart ache that we are experiences and understands what we need to be able to bare this burden. I can see His hand reaching for me as I look around my life. The Church is true and the words of the Prophet and the Apostles is a strength we can all draw from. I feel love for you all and hope that we can continue to draw strength from one another.

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Welcome    
"ICAN2, welcome. I appreciate hearing the hope you provide. The Savior does love us and will help us all to recover from the pain of this great scourge. Keep up the fight."
posted at 15:26:24 on October 29, 2009 by derek
Welcome    
"Hi, I just wanted to welcome you to this site. It has been a huge help in my recovery. Writing is such a powerful thing, especially in this anonymous setting. You can express things that you can't always say, and there is no judgment, because we are all here because we either are addicts or are loved ones of addicts. I know the Lord will bless you in your efforts."
posted at 23:36:53 on October 29, 2009 by ican


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