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"in brokeness, I could see, that this was your will for me..." :: Jeremy Camp

5.08.2004

Keys to recovery.

From Living Hope. The one's I have the most trouble with right now, and that I'm committing to work on (work on hard).

6. Commit to sexual purity. This means trusting God for the strength to abstain from physically acting out, engaging in sexual fantasy, pornography and masturbation. Many people who want freedom from homosexuality are also addicted to sex and/or masturbation. As with any other addiction, there are withdrawal pains. Let the misery of not medicating yourself with sexual sin drive you to God instead of your past destructive behaviors. As long as you are making compromises, you can't hear from God clearly.

10. Develop self-discipline. Do something every day you don't want to do. The homosexual/lesbian emotional mindset is very self-centered and self-indulgent; recovery means learning to be Christ-centered and self-denying.

11. Remember when you stumble that a fall is not the same as a wholesale return to your old life. There is a difference between a single event and an ongoing habit. When babies learn to walk, they fall down. It's part of learning to walk. Give yourself grace; God does.

We'll see how it goes.