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Struggles, struggles. So I climaxed twice without touching and I always have more temptations after that happens. I still have to figure out the best way to handle these situations and how to get myself to MOVE and distract myself better. I know how not to touch but this is the next step in the game and I’m still tryin to figure things out. Please pray for me, thanx :)



List 100 quotes I like (read all 3 entries…)
Topic: Religion

11) “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair’” -Chesterton



Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (read all 6 entries…)
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I think I want to start listing passages that I am spending time with…
So right now I am contemplating this passage:
“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.” 1 John 3:18-24

And this one:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27)



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I had a nice weekend but had one weird night with lots of temptations and I think an “interesting” dream may have occurred but I can’t say for sure. Feeling better now and just trying to muster up the motivation to go take a walk or something the next time temptations come. I often will feel like just sitting there right when I need to get moving the most. Sometimes just moving the body makes temptations completely subside so when I don’t move, I must take some responsibility for temptations even if I am resisting them. Anyway things are good now and I hope you all are doing well. Have a great day guys! :)



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One of the best Thanksgivings I’ve had in years! Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! God bless :)



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I had a bumpy road to walk yesterday… lots of temptations and it did effect my mind but I didn’t act on it in anyway. I just felt inwardly that I was putting up less resistance and I was not being careful about a movie I watched- PG 13 is not what it used to be! I should have just turned it off but you know the story- you tell yourself it was an isolated incidence and that the rest of the movie will be fine- not! Well today is another day and I must go forward and be far less careless about keeping a guard over my eyes because that is often where it all starts. God bless you all and for those of you who are celebrating, have a great Thanksgiving! :)



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I felt my energy dragging all day today after such a busy weekend. I’ve had weird temptations the past couple day that have come and gone but I wanted no part of it and so they went away. Hopefully they will stay away!



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Forgiveness...

Went to a Christian Conference this weekend and it was woonderrful :) I feel like a lot of good was done because I literally felt a weight just lifted from me and I believe it will help me with this and all of my goals :) I realized that I hadn’t fully forgiven someone from the heart even though I thought I had. There is a difference between the heart and the head if that makes any sense. I am praying more now for this person and this helps both them and myself because the more I pray for them the more this wound between us heals. Anyway, tangent but this has really done me a world of good and it has changed my relationship with God as well. God bless and forgive :)



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A helpful approach I think God inspired me with!

I think I am through the big temptations I was having and I used an interesting tactic to get past the initial desire to succumb. Just for that moment when the temptation was so acute and I didn’t see what initiated it or how to avoid the feelings I was feeling, I imagined myself married in the present. I told myself I didn’t want to feel those feelings while home alone and I only needed to distract myself until my spouse returned home. This may sound funny to all of you but it was enough to help me move my will firmly towards not even WANTING to feel those feelings right now, because my husband wasn’t home yet! Well, praise God it worked perfectly and this serious temptation soon passed without me giving my will over to indulge in those feelings! I also made this a part of my prayer during temptation because I told God that THIS was what I truly wanted for my future- not mb in my present! :)



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Yay, my temptations are getting much easier now! :)



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Super busy day with family and friends but just wanted to stop in and say the temptations have passed and I am feeling much better now. It was really a struggle and I almost didn’t make it but thank God I made it through!



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Serious temptations yesterday but I’m ok. Had some wavering in my will goin on but I finally got passed it thank God. More on that later… Goin out with my guy now :) God bless you guys:)



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Was on the verge of temptation but I am ok. Some stupid “family” channel movie actually had some moments that were inappropriate! I actually looked up a review for the movie and even that said that it wasn’t appropriate for kids even if it looks like it’s kid friendly on the cover. Oh well, I’m ok though so no worries. :)



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Had a good day today… temptations a no show :) Went to church with my guy and then got some goodies and went back to my place to just hang out and watch a couple shows together. We don’t have to do anything extravagant- I’m just happy to be around him. Some days I wonder why I haven’t married this guy- we get along so great and it would sure make this goal A LOT easier, that’s for sure haha :) Hope you guys are doing well, see you tomorrow!



CREATE 1 NEW POSITIVE HABIT EACH MONTH IN 2012!!! (read all 36 entries…)
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Beginning of the month and still trying to decide what habit to focus on… Maybe menu planning each week before I shop… hmmm…



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So yeah, after being away for a couple weeks my bf and I really missed each other. We’ve ended up passionately kissing a few times and that is not a good idea when you are not in a position for things to go further. We both felt very tempted by the situation we created so we know we gotta cool it down so long as we aren’t married. Anyway, that’s my update :)



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I'm back!!!

I am back from a long trip where I thought I’d have more internet access but I didn’t. Oh well, I’m home again and just wanted to say hello and that I was thinking of all of you. I missed you guys :)



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Hi everyone. It’s been a hectic week so I haven’t had the chance to post. Just wanted to let you all know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. The coming week is also going to be challenging, but I’ll try to check in.



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Two days ago I had climaxed several times without touching but I’ve been ok since then. Yesterday was very hard but I made it through! I felt bad about some of the thoughts I was having which encouraged the feelings, so today I went to confession and amazingly my temptations immediately disappeared! Thank you God,for the relief! :)I don’t know why I am so surprised since this has happened many times before but I guess I’m just amazed at God’s goodness to me especially when I am at my weakest:)



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I am back from bf’s house where we celebrated a birthday- yay :)Things have been kinda rough but are beginning to look up :)



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