There is a group of women who often suffer in silence. We are women whose husbands are caught in the snare of pornography.
This is a place of help, of hope, of strength.
This blog is written with the assumption that you have chosen to fight for your husband, your marriage, and your family.
The things posted here will be in the form of encouragement and help to do just that.

Friday, March 7, 2014

We Can Do It

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So much of the life of an addict, and those who love them, is feeling powerless.  This is one of Satan's greatest tools. Loss of hope. Loss of empowerment. This is what he wants us to feel. We need to continually work and dig down deep to find our personal power and strength. And we need to go to the truest source of all power and strength. 

I recently re-read an amazing talk by Elder Uchtdorf. I was overwhelmed at the similarities between this talk and our lives: falling down, getting up, over and over and over. 

How many times can we be expected to get up again? 
The answer is simple: 
Just one more time. 

Please read this talk and tenderly think about your husband and how he feels every time he falls down, and even in the other areas of his life. Then remember what your role is. Because this same lesson applies to the one reaching out their hand. We get tired too. Tired of stopping in our tracks, turning around to find our fallen loved one and reaching out to lift them up again with a grunt of exhaustion. 

“I began to wonder what it would take to rescue me. That was when my grandson came to my side. I told him what had happened, but he didn't seem very interested in my explanations of why I couldn't get up. He looked me in the eyes, reached out, took my hand, and in a firm tone said, “Opa, you can do it now!”  
Instantly, I stood.”
Both the fallen and the one who stands next to the fallen will get tired. We all need to continue to search in hope for the strength to carry on. We are here to progress. We are here to learn. We are here to love. We need to expect of ourselves the same strength to endure that we are asking of our husbands.  Just one more time. 
I don't want to try and re-word, what an Apostle of the Lord has said perfectly, so please read this talk in it's fullness here:

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