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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Full Repentance - Part 3

[Readers,  this is Part 3 in a 3-part series that started on Wednesday, September 19th, and will run three Wednesdays in a row.  You can jump to the first part by clicking HERE.  - Bro Jo]

Dear Bro Jo,

So I was reading your post from today . . .  and I just wanted to thank you personally for posting it, more specifically the link to the older post about procrastinating repentance.

It was Oddly similar to the situation I'm in. Age, time-line, repetitiveness, feelings, even where we attend school.

And the actions, just minus the pornography.

But anyways, I regret not finding that particular post a couple weeks earlier before sending you all that other stuff, but boy am I glad that I did now.

I didn't move since the last time I wrote you, but my ward boundaries did just split last Sunday. Which means yet another Bishop. I go back to school in September, but my records are here, so I'm not going to wait. I'm going to go talk to my Bishop here. Whether he thinks it's necessary or not, I'd rather be safe than sorry, and I'd rather Myself feel worthy again, and Truly resolve the problem this time.

Thanks again, I find you and your blog inspirational.

- Little Sister

Dear Little Sister,


May the Lord bless you with the things you need as you journey back to him,

- Bro Jo

*** Two Months Later ***

Dear Bro Jo,

Thank you for your support, Bro Jo!

I am happy to report that-- I have now completely used the Bishop's guidance to help me come to Full repentance; it was still hard of course, and yet it was so easy, knowing that it was the right thing to do and that I truly

Needed that in my life to be able to come to full repentance and forsake it for good, and to be able to forgive myself as He has. I now truly believe that I have been made clean again through the atonement of Christ, and have been taking the sacrament and going to His temple to perform baptisms for the dead for several weeks now and feel Fantastic about doing so.

To not have to question my worthiness or honesty is so rewarding. I can feel myself becoming myself again, and I'm happy. I also just arrived back at BYU-I and start tomorrow, and I can feel right about being here too, as I do.

It's reassuring to know that I have nothing to worry about with that anymore. Oh and guess what else? I finally found a store that wasn't sold out of your book so I bought it on my way up to school yesterday! And I've already read the whole thing (: I really appreciate your blog, your book, and your email responses you have been so kind enough to provide me with personally. I cannot thank you enough!

You're fantastic.

- Little Sister

Dear Little Sister,

That's very nice of you to say, but I don't deserve any credit here. It's all you and Christ.

I'm so happy for you!

Don't ever lose how this feels; don't ever forget the contrast in your heart between then and now.

Thank you for the kind, if undeserved, words. I appreciate the support.

God bless,

- Bro Jo

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