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

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 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

Video Game Philosophy: Disadvantages & Advantages

I polled opinions from forums of homeschoolers and large families to see their feelings on video game usage, what follows is a synthesis of those opinions which highlighted the possible drawbacks of gaming. Then I show a synthesis of comments regarding possible benefits video games can cultivate.   Disadvantages -Beware the virtual reality effect, whichRead 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

Prophetic Council Regarding Scripture Study

-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 why I dwell on this . . . subject. In answer, why didRead more

Instant Insanity Drugs by W. Cleon Skousen – Lecture Notes

DISCLAIMER: These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, itRead more

Self-Mastery by Elder Russel M Nelson – Lecture Notes

General Conference Oct 1985   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 can master appetite… Fasting fortifies discipline over appetite and helps to protect against later uncontrolled cravings andRead 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

Medical Marijuana recipients required to turn over firearms

Medical Marijuana recipients required to turn over firearms 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 your firearms for food. This is similar. PotRead more