Therapy in Action: The Nature of Addiction, & Recovery Steps: Desire, Will, Work, Relationships, & Grace

Here are 5 articles showing conversations that can be had on these subjects:   The Nature of Addiction Desire for Recovery Will & Work for Recovery Relationships for Recovery Grace for Recovery Therapy in Action: Nature of Addiction   Goal: Help Jon and Mary Understand that the nature of addiction is more of an illnessRead more

BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT PLAN FOR ADDICTION: 10 Basic Concepts of Addiction, 5 Signs of Addiction, 3 Reasons Why We Abuse Substance, 5 Recovery Stages, 4 Milestones for Recovery, 4 Progressive Stages of Substance Abuse, Sobriety Tracking, Transparency Via Therapeutic Essay Writing, Boundaries: The Personal Jihad / Taking Up The Cross, Group Therapy Strategies, Teen Brain, Spiritual Exploration & Conquest, 3 Stances for Recovery

Introduction:   Addiction is seen not only in illegal drug use or alcohol use, but also in pornography use, and abuse of common foods leading to decreased life satisfaction, chronic illness, and premature death. Addiction of any type will hurt our bodies and our spirits. We must train our spirits and our bodies to beRead more

Emotional Self Reliance by Elder Boyd K Packer – Lecture Excerpts

The following is an excerpt from a BYU Devotional in 1975 by then Elder Boyd K. Packer called Self Reliance (perhaps better titled Emotional Self Reliance) (for full text and video https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/boyd-k-packer_self-reliance/), suggesting that emotional self-reliance is akin to temporal self-reliance, that we should primarily turn to God and our family members, then the church,Read more

What do we see when people get away from Gospel Centered Lives?

-immodesty -sexual movies/TV -R rated movies -tolerance -idleness -greed -elaborate clothing -foul language -show up at church sometimes but don’t contribute -video game addiction -postponed marriage -postponed childbearing -word of wisdom leniency -neglect of scripture study -rare & shallow prayer -infrequent temple attendance -white lies -tolerance for apostate groups -excessive social lives -complaining attitudes -entitlementRead more

Resolution of Teenage Delinquency through Independent Family Structures

For decades now, we have been perplexed about crime and delinquency of teenagers. Is there something fundamentally chaotic about this age of the human being, or is there something about the way we treat them which triggers this rebellion? Let’s look at the most basic unit of society: the family. Adult divorce is through theRead more

Assorted Resources on Marriage Etc.

FamilyWatch.org – family law current events, free newsletter TruthAboutPorn.org Jason Carroll – BYU Family Life professor David Dollahite – BYU Family Life professor Jordan Peterson – gender, psychology, organization, motivation, history Loren Marks – refutes APA homosexual parenting claims, etc. – BYU Family Life professor Mark Butler – LDS Addiction book, etc. – BYU FamilyRead more

Marriage Forums

-LDS FAMILY (5,310 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/296185170402060/ -BYU Family Life Majors (208 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058094077542637/ -LDS Divorced / Widowed Support (2,601 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/134802432893/ -LDS Widows & Widowers (1,755 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/117782395012346/ -LDS Men and Healthy Sexuality Reading and Discussion Group (24 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1872603883019162/ -LDS Members: Pornography Addiction Support Group (37 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/116132365868331/ -LDS Men Building Healthy Marital Intimacy andRead more

We are Wicked as Sodom – Prophet Quotes

-“…when I review the performance of this people in comparison with what is expected, I am appalled and frightened. Iniquity seems to abound. The Destroyer seems to be taking full advantage of the time remaining to him in this, the great day of his power. Evil seems about to engulf us like a great wave,Read more

The Law of the Gospel by Brad Wilcox – Full Text

From BYU Idaho Education Week, July 31, 2015 Text click here Video click here Over the last few days at Education Week we have learned much about the gospel, but what exactly is the gospel? The word comes from the Old English word godspell—god meaning good and spell meaning story or news. The gospel then means good news, butRead more

The Condemnation of Modern Mental Health Science, & a Gospel Based Family Oriented Alternative to Our Perpetually Broken System

First, I acknowledge that much good can come of mental health treatment, and mental issues are often real and needing serious attention like we would give to physical illness (as taught by Elder Holland in his address “Like a Broken Vessel” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/like-a-broken-vessel?lang=eng). Any opportunity to serve others in a genuine way is of the Lord. IRead more

Addiction Recovery Plan

Treatment Plan Outline by Nate Richardson PDF version including several images and clearer organization: addiction treatment plan by nate richardson Treatment will involve extensive training on the nature of addiction, wherein the following, including some basic possible structures for recovery, will be taught and enforced. Table of Contents 10 Basic Concepts of Addiction Signs ofRead more

Spirituality and Sorcery by Ann Tracy, Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness

Spirituality and Sorcery (full text) March, 2008 by Ann Tracy Executive Director, International Coalition for Drug Awareness As John received revelation upon revelation sitting exiled upon the Isle of Patmos he issued a very strong warning to us in our day. He told us that our entire world would be deceived (lied to) through theRead more

Scripture Study, LDS Quotes

Scripture Study LDS Quotes Compiled By Nate Richardson Updated 1-27-18 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com -Studying one verse of scripture for 45 minutes is often the most enriching form of scripture study. (Elder Neil A. Maxwell of the 12 Aposltes; ask Stake President Chad R. Wilkenson of Saratoga Springs for the reference) -“Perhaps you may ask me whyRead more

Instant Insanity Drugs by W. Cleon Skousen – Lecture Notes

based on audio lecture from latterdayconservative.com downloads   -one user boasted of not having ill effects from taking it and slashed out the eyes of her son -one boy used it then found himself in jail and asked what have I done raped someone? He had killed his mother. -some young users ran into aRead more

Self Mastery, talk by Elder Russel M Nelson, summary

Self Mastery by Elder Russel M Nelson General Conference Oct 1985 Summary by Nate Richardson updated 1-20-18 richardsonstudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Topics include health, exercise, word of wisdom, addiction, chastity For audio and video of this message, click here or use this URL: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1985/10/self-mastery?lang=eng -FASTING & CRAVINGS: “Fasting gives you confidence to know that your spirit canRead more

Restored Social Principles

Excerpts from a letter to a friend.   Topics herein treated include role of sex on earth and in heaven, the importance of marriage and reproduction on earth and in heaven, role of drugs, feminism, LDS leaders, homosexuality, Millennium, and some essential differences between the restored church of Jesus Christ and contemporary Christian churches (ProtestantsRead more

The Gospel of Consumerism: Babylon’s Replacement for Christ

The Gospel of Consumerism: Babylon’s Replacement for Christ (including beauty products & fashion as an alternative redemption) by Nate Richardson Updated 1-15-18 editor@richardsonstudies.com -For more critical info about this, see the film “The True Cost: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothes?” about the sweat shops which suffer for us to have cheep nice clothes.Read more

A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by LeGrand Richards, summary

For a video presentation of this article click here. -Luke 10:1 we are sent out 2 by 2 as them of old. We are who Jeremiah spoke of when he said I will send hunters to gather them from the rocks and the fishers to search and gather Israel. -Instruction in the New Testament notRead more

Medical Marijuana recipients required to turn over firearms

Medical Marijuana recipients required to turn over firearms by Nate Richardson updated 1-4-18 rrnmailbox@gmail.com richardsonstudies.com They class you as mentally unstable and use it to take your firearms when you receive medical marijuana. No wonder the left is pushing legal pot. In 3rd world countries they’ve used food shortage as leverage, saying trade in yourRead more