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sandyspuppychow

sandyspuppychow

Ok so I’ve been trying to over come an addiction. Masturbation. I am very ashamed of it. I run to it when I’m stressed instead of running to God, and I know that I need to stop.
I’ll be turning sixteen on Monday, and I decided that I want to make some changes. I really need your guys prayer, please.
And I would love it if you guys could share your stores of over coming addictions. It could be any addiction, self-harm, drugs, smoking, chocolate 😀
Thank you, God bless!

January 9, 2015 at 10:14
lotr1997

lotr1997

I understand what you are going through, and while it has never been an addiction for me, it has been a struggle. I have learned that the best thing to do is to pray, recall Bible verses, and seek out alternatives. I like to have a jam session, go for a run, or chat with a friend. It’s still a fight, but I can attest that it gets better.

January 9, 2015 at 12:54
sandyspuppychow

sandyspuppychow

^Thank you

January 10, 2015 at 08:56
lotr1997

lotr1997

If you ever want to talk, my email is lotr1997@yahoo.com! BTW, your profile pic is so sweet!

January 11, 2015 at 09:37
sandyspuppychow

sandyspuppychow

Awww, thank you very much!

January 11, 2015 at 12:38
Mandi_lee2014

Mandi_lee2014

Masturbation use to be an addiction of mine, but where I differentiate between a lot of girls on here is I dont believe masturbation itself is a sin. Its the addiction, or what you are thinking about, so I just got the self control to do it 1-2x a week as me time. I dont feel wrong about it.
But I use to be addicted to prescription pills, and pornography, and had an eating disorder (which really in and of itself is an addiction) and I overcame all of them by dealing with the root of my issue. I wanted control. So I really studied what God said about control and life, and learned to trust in him more, and cut the bad out. Although sometimes I still fall into it (especially the eating).

Anyway, I hope you can overcome it. I know with your eyes set on God you can. But dont beat yourself up if you slip. Everyone does. Just ask for forgiveness, accept the forgiveness, and move on.

January 11, 2015 at 13:56
Broken Vessel

Broken Vessel

Mine was self-harm. I tried for years to fight it alone and through prayer, but it just wasn’t working. I finally told my small group leader and someone else in leadership. I think they best things they told me were ”The enemy can’t mess with what’s in the light” which is why finally telling someone was so powerful and “Garbage in, garbage out”. No, some of the bands I was listening to weren’t making me depressed, but they weren’t making it better either.

So basically, you have to get to the root of the problem and find out why you’re doing it, then look for what’s triggering it.

This book also helped me SO MUCH
http://www.amazon.com/God-Loves-Ugly-Christa-Black/dp/0615416403

January 16, 2015 at 20:40
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