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October 14, 2012

The 6 Month Challenge

I'm a recovering addict to pornography, masturbation, lust, and a slew of other things.

I've been in and out of the program for 4 years.

I've found that I'm most effective at maintaining sobriety when a few things happen:

1. I attend meetings CONSISTENTLY!
2. I CONSISTENTLY work the steps of the program, preferably with a sponsor or someone who I can "return and report" to.
3. I CONSISTENTLY study the words of modern and ancient prophets.

As you can see, CONSISTENCY is the crutch.

So how can I be more consistent?

I've asked myself this question over and over and over again. I've worked with a sponsor. I've been a sponsor to others. I've set goals. But at some point in my effort to be consistent, I lose focus, get distracted, and end up having to start my quest again.

Since we just had General Conference, I decided to put together a 6 month challenge. This challenge is to help me (and others like me) to study, reflect, and search for God's will in my life.

I thought by sharing this challenge in a place like, it may get others involved, and we can all help one another through our fight with addiction.

Here's the link to the 6 Month Challenge (taking it a day at a time):

I look forward to working with others, sharing our insights, and developing habits that will help us all submit our will fully to God and have Him direct our lives more fully.