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April 27th, 2008

Steps In Overcoming Masturbation – 2

Steps in overcoming masturbation
We are taught that our bodies are temples of God, and are to be clean so that the Holy Ghost may dwell within us. Masturbation is a sinful habit that robs one of the Spirit and creates guilt and emotional stress. It is not physically harmful unless practiced in the extreme. It is a habit that is totally self-centered, and secretive, and in no way expresses the proper use of the procreative power given to man to fulfill eternal purposes. It therefore separates a person from God and defeats the gospel plan.

This self-gratifying activity will cause one to lose his self-respect testimony becomes weak, and missionary work and other Church callings become burdensome, offerings.

To help in planning an effective program to overcome the problem a brieation is given of how the reproductive organs in a young man function.

The testes in your body are continually producing hundreds of millions of reproductive cells call spermatozoa. These are moved up a tube called the vas deferens to a place called the ampulla where they are mixed with fluids from two membranous pouches called seminal vesicles and the prostate gland. The resultant fluid is calleeminal vesicles are full a signal to the central nervous system indicating they are ready to benother, depending on such things like exercise, state of health, etc. several times a week, for others It is normal for the vesicles to be emptied occasionally at night during the emptying come from the Central nervous system.

Often an erotic dream is experienced at the same time, and is a part of this normal process. instead of course, the reproductive system is operating at a more rapid pace, trying to keep up with the loss of semen. When he stops the habit, the body will continue to produce this at increased rate, for an indefese are not harmful and are to be endured until the normal central nervous system pathway of rel. During this period of control several things can be done to make the pr As one meets with his Priesthood Leader, a program for overcoming masturbation can be implemented using some of these. Remember it is essential that a regular report program be agreed on, so progress can be recognized and failures understood and eliminated.

Suggestions:

1. Pray daily, ask for the gifts of the Spirit, that which will strengthen you against temptation. Pray fervently and out loud when the temptations are the strongest.

2. Follow a program of vigorous daily exercise. The exercises reduce emotional tension and depression and are absolutely basic to the solution of this problem. Double your physical activity when you feel stress increasing.

3. When the temptation to masturbate is strong, yell STOP to those thoughts as loudly as you can in your mind and then recite a pre-chosen Scripture or sing an inspirational hymn. It is important to turn your thoughts away from the selfish need to indulge.

4. Set goals of abstinence, begin with a day, then a week, month, year and finally commit to never doing it again. Until you commit yourself to never again you will always be open to temptation.

5. Change in behavior and attitude is most easily achieved through a changed self-image. Spend time every day imagining yourself strong and in control, easily overcoming tempting situations.

6. Begin to work daily on a self-improvement program. Relate this plan to improving your Church service, to improving your relationships with your family, God and others. Strive to enhance your strengths and talents.

7. Be outgoing and friendly. Force yourself to be with others and learn to enjoy working and talking to them. Use principles of developing friendships found in books such as How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

8. Be aware of situations that depress you or that cause you to feel lonely, bored, frustrated or discouraged. These emotional states can trigger the desire to masturbate as a way of escape. Plan in advance to counter these low periods through various activities, such as reading a book, visiting a friend, doing something athletic, etc.

9. Make a pocket calendar for a month on a small card. Carry it with you, but show it to no one. If you have a lapse of self control, color the day black. Your goal will be to have no black days. The calendar becomes a strong visual reminder of self control and should be looked at when you are tempted to add another black day. Keep your calendar up until you have at least three clear months.

10. A careful study will indicate you have had the problem at certain times and under certain conditions. Try and recall, in detail, what your particular times and conditions were. Now that you understand how it happens, plan to break the pattern through counter activities.

11. In the field of psychotherapy there is a very effective technique called aversion therapy. When we associate or think of something very distasteful with something which has been pleasurable, but undesirable, the distasteful thought and feeling will begin to cancel out that which was pleasurable. If you associate something very distasteful with your loss of self-control it will help you to stop the act. For example, if you are tempted to masturbate, think of having to bathe in a tub of worms, and eat several of them as you do the act.

12. During your toileting and shower activities leave the bathroom door or shower curtain partly open, to discourage being alone in total privacy. Take cool brief showers.

13. Arise immediately in the mornings. Do not lie in bed awake, no matter what time of day it is. Get up and do something. Start each day with an enthusiastic activity.

14. Keep your bladder empty. Refrain from drinking large amounts of fluids before retiring.

15. Reduce the amount of spices and condiments in your food. Eat as lightly as possible at night.

16. Wear pajamas that are difficult to open, yet loose and not binding.

17. Avoid people, situations, pictures or reading materials that might create sexual excitement.

18. It is sometimes helpful to have a physical object to use in overcoming this problem. A Book of Mormon, firmly held in hand, even in bed at night has proven helpful in extreme cases.

19. In very severe cases it may be necessary to tie a hand to the bed frame with a tie in order that the habit of masturbating in a semi-sleep condition can be broken. This can also be accomplished by wearing several layers of clothing which would be difficult to remove while half asleep.

20. Set up a reward system for your successes. It does not have to be a big reward. A quarter in a receptacle each time you overcome or reach a goal. Spend it on something which delights you and will be a continuing reminder of your progress.

21. Do not let yourself return to any past habit or attitude patterns which were part of your problem. Satan Never Gives Up. Be calmly and confidently on guard. Keep a positive mental attitude. You can win this fight! The joy and strength you will feel when you do will give your whole life a radiant and spiritual glow of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Any doubts on NON-MARITAL SEX , HOMOSEXUALITY ?
April 12th, 2008

BEWARE OF THESE GRAVEST SINS !!!

BEWARE OF THESE GRAVEST SINS

Please be on the alert against the gravest sins you could ever commit in your life…

They include:-

1. Non-Marital Sex

2. Homosexuality

3. Murder

4. Masturbation

Yeaaa…Don’t be surprised to see the last one along with the others…Nowadays media gives the idea that masturbation is ok…..BUT IT IS NOT OK….

Ofcourse,we are all humans and we have our own limitations. But remember that we have a god-given free will, which helps us to choose what is good from the bad. So try to do that whenever you can. And even if, we fail at sometimes, please make sure that you repent and confess the sins at the earliest.

Our Heavenly Father is so great and kind that He cannot but forgive our sins for which we are really sorry. So keep this in mind. I know all of you want to be in Heaven as none likes to go to Hell. But apart from doing good things to be in Heaven only, just do those good things to make your Creator happy that He has created you. Let us try our level best to keep away from these sins so that we minimize tears flowing from His eye, when He sees us sinning against His will.

I will explain about each of these sins in my upcomming posts….Keep checking this site…

April 3rd, 2008

The Prodigal Son Turning Back To GOD

Hai ,

First of all, I would like to say something about me. I am Georgy N Joseph. I had been a regular sinner, doing all kinds of nasty stuff. I had been like that all during my teenage and beyond. Those ‘nasty stuff’ include all kinds of sins you could probably imagine, ranging from those very simple ones to the most serious things. I just didn’t care to think about the effects these will have, all along, in my entire life, neglecting the great love of my Heavently Father. So I was just like the “The Prodigal Son” in the Bible.

But then things changed all of a sudden. One of my friends told me a lot about the new christian lifestyle that is becoming more and more popular now. Yes! He told me about JESUS YOUTH. According to his advice, I attended a few programs of Jesus Youth, JY in short. And what to say, my life took a U-Turn then and there. Now I think I am leading a much better sinfree life.

I would like to share all the thoughts that attracted my attention with you guys. Although I am a christian, these thoughts are applicable to any human being under the sun.

This site will be having lots of debatable religious thoughts soon. You can see articles on the most widely popular misconceptions about which all are actually sins or not. This site will be having separate sections for religious pics, prayers, devotional music and videos. Check back to this site in 1 month to see a full fledged christian site with lots of helpful information and content.

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