yourLDSneighborhood News for Monday, 9 January, 2012
Choosing Christ for Recovery
by Roger Stark
An addict’s mantra is, “I want what I want when I want it,” and his or her emotion-based decision-making process is driven by it. Once an addict finds himself or herself in full-blown addiction, they get lost in themselves and their gratification. But Heavenly Father has a different model in mind for us.
You may not be dealing with an addiction, but you can still apply these spiritual decision-making principles to your life. Ultimately, our choices determine our happiness. How do we choose Christ on a daily basis through even the small decisions? How do we encourage others in our sphere of influence to make righteous choices? We welcome your comments.
yourLDSneighborhood.com news for 14 November, 2011
Finding A Safe Harbor from Addiction
by Roger Stark
Addicts cannot live their lives standing at the precipice of acting out, where compulsion has its greatest power and strength, and expect sobriety to survive. If they put themselves in dangerous places, addicts will be pulled again into the abyss. To find recovery, they must move upstream to safety.
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yourLDSneighborhood News for Monday, 7 November, 2011
Suffer None of These Things to Enter Your Heart
Every day, after I’ve spent hours of caring for my children, helping with homework, reading, bathing, cooking, and feeling totally exhausted, my husband pitches in to help me put the kids to bed and clean up the kitchen. As soon as the kitchen is clean, he jumps on the computer and starts reading about sports and looking at soft porn. (more…)
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Addiction(def): compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.
Today, in our Personal Touch with Rebecca Cressman segment, she interviews Tom Foster. Tom Foster is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice since 1983. (more…)