Post by braveheart56 on Apr 17, 2016 19:10:22 GMT -7
Welcome Armoredservant. Your story has many similarities to my own. This addiction is usually a symptom of deeper character issues and sin. It has roots that the Lord wants to deal with. May the Lord grant you the grace to die to your sin everyday. You can log your journey in the accountability section.
Like Braveheart56, you and I have similarities in our stories. Especially the thing about destroying the porn material, and then buying it again. Also, like you, God delivered me from drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and tobacco without A.A., or a 12 step program.
Interesting approach you have there. I say bless you, brother...if it works then go for it! My thoughts and prayers will be with you, as well. Like you, I believe that the Lord doesn't just want me to abstain, He wants me set totally free. That's in His word, and it's His promise, right?
Setmefree said - ,,the Lord doesn't just want me to abstain, He wants me set totally free.,,
Yes, we need something from God to replace the high of addiction. Imagine - It's a cold evening, you are approaching a fireplace to be warmed, even to sweat from hit. It depends on how far you are from the fire. You can now go away from the fire and warm someone who is freezing. The warmth is not yours. It was given to you from the fireplace. If you remain to long far from the fireplace you'll get cold. You won't be healed with the warmth.
The key -
fireplace = Yeshua fire and warmth = love, peace, joy, patience, strength, healing ...... approaching to the fire = approaching to Yeshua by prayer how near are you from the fire = how much faith, honesty, trust,commitment... have you got during your prayer going away from the fireplace = abstaining from prayer
teetop: A quick note: I probably won't be around for a week or so as we pack and move. Sandy to her sisters and I, homelessness.
Sept 18, 2018 10:03:46 GMT -7
teetop: I'm still reading Mike Genung's book, The Wife's Heart, interesting.
Sept 18, 2018 10:11:55 GMT -7
teetop: The only problem I have with the e-version of his (Mike Genung)books is the inability of writing my notes on the sidelines nor note the specific line number.
Sept 18, 2018 14:49:40 GMT -7
Amymine712: I will be praying for your situation Tee
Sept 18, 2018 17:49:12 GMT -7
teetop: It seems that I have offended many here on Blazing Grace and to that end I am sorry.
Sept 22, 2018 8:39:07 GMT -7
teetop: Both requests have been acted on and I am sorry I've offended anyone here on Blazing Grace. Virgil
Sept 23, 2018 15:13:27 GMT -7
Amymine712: Tee, how are you doing?
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teetop: To answer your question Amy, not so good today. Too many things rearing their ugly head all at once.
Oct 19, 2018 18:54:40 GMT -7
teetop: Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. Pro 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ]
Oct 19, 2018 19:17:44 GMT -7
ridat: Teach me Your way, ADONAI, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to fear Your Name.
Nov 18, 2018 2:09:15 GMT -7
freerein: Wife of an addict here trying to gain wisdom.
Dec 2, 2018 21:58:15 GMT -7
Amymine712: Welcome freerein. I moved your thread to the wife's section so that the wives would be more likely to see it. You are welcome to post everywhere on the forums.
Dec 3, 2018 9:43:46 GMT -7
Will: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 3, 2019 4:57:58 GMT -7
Dominic M.: Thank you for bring the forums back.
Jan 9, 2019 21:07:52 GMT -7
Amymine712: I was surprised that they were down. Mike got them back up! So grateful!
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Will: Yep thanks for bringing the forums back!
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Dominic M.: Praying for us.
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zat: Thank you guys for the approval. I hope to find the sharing platform here.
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Amymine712: You are welcome! Feel free to start a thread and tells us about yourself.
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Dominic M.: how is everyone out there?
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