Dealing with Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Helpful Information: Pornography is any type of material that is sexually explicit and intended for the purpose of sexual arousal. In simple terms, you know it when you see it or read it. What’s wrong with pornography? Everything. Its entire purpose is to satisfy lust – also known as the deadliest of the seven sins – which mocks the divinity of procreation and is powerful enough to create an instant addiction in some people. Religious leaders hav...
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Step 6: Change of Heart – Aram’s Story about Drug Addiction Recovery

"I couldn't remember truly asking God to remove my character defects.  I just thought to myself, if he were standing in front of me now, what would I want him to say.  I'd want him to just take it and say, 'Thanks, I've got this.' Instead, at that moment, I heard a question: 'Will you let me take this?' I realized that I had done all this work to be relieved of this misery, and that question completely changed the trajectory of my recovery and my life." So Aram experienced a change of hea...
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Marriage Preparation – Dealing with Eating Disorders

By Abby Viveiros and Dr. Thomas B. Holman Helpful Information: An eating disorder is a complicated mental illness/addiction that strikes many people. In America alone, over 24 million people suffer from anorexia or bulimia at some point in their lifetime. This is especially true if we have perfectionistic tendencies—a common trait found in people with eating disorders. As most people know, the biggest danger with an eating disorder is the damage to the body. Some experts suggest that ...
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Step 5: Confession – Jessica’s Story about Food Addiction Recovery

250 pounds, 4 feet - 10 inches tall, this woman had been addicted to food all her adult life.  But she had other problems.  The loss of her family, and things she had to confess and get off her soul.  With the help of the Savior, she was able to get herself to where she is today.  Physically, she's lost weight until she's almost unrecognizable from the person she was before - and spiritually, she's at peace. Jessica's Story
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Step 4: Truth – Austin’s Story about Addiction Recovery

“I learned about group meetings…. It’s very hard to describe, the empathy, the love, the honesty, the humility … They emphasize not just your weaknesses, but also your strengths, and that was hard because I didn’t want to see the good … The fourth step helped me see the good that was always there … there was a lot of good … it was just hidden and buried under years of substances and years of guilt … I learned that I needed my God, I learned that I needed my brothers and sisters … and every t...
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