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I had a problem with pornography which I confessed and talked about with my bishop but now I've fallen back into that again. He said that If I did do it again that I should just start over and not give up but, does that mean that I confess to him again.

Thank you, any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Around these parts questions asking should I talk to my bishop about this sinful action are answered with..

"That would be a good question to ask your Bishop"

This is because of a simple fact... no one on this forum is your Bishop.. no one on this forum is holding the keys to help you with your repentance.  Our opinions do not matter... whereas your bishop's opinions and answers can bring you peace of mind (or not depending on what the answer is)

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39 minutes ago, estradling75 said:

Around these parts questions asking should I talk to my bishop about this sinful action are answered with..

"That would be a good question to ask your Bishop"

This is because of a simple fact... no one on this forum is your Bishop.. no one on this forum is holding the keys to help you with your repentance.  Our opinions do not matter... whereas your bishop's opinions and answers can bring you peace of mind (or not depending on what the answer is)

Amen. 

And dude? The fact that you are here wanting to get better speaks very, very highly of you. Proud to call you a brother, for sure.  

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2 hours ago, estradling75 said:

your bishop's opinions and answers can bring you peace of mind (or not depending on what the answer is)

I'd say it doesn't matter too much what his answer is. If the confessing one is sincere and follows the bishop's counsel, it will bring peace of mind. That's the nature of repentance.

Lehi

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3 minutes ago, LeSellers said:

I'd say it doesn't matter too much what his answer is. If the confessing one is sincere and follows the bishop's counsel, it will bring peace of mind. that's the nature of repentance.

Lehi

That is fair to say...

I was thinking more along the lines of him not liking the answer the bishop might give

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11 minutes ago, estradling75 said:

That is fair to say...

I was thinking more along the lines of him not liking the answer the bishop might give

And that, too, is fair to say. Indeed, it seems likely: repentance is harder than anything else except not repenting.

Lehi

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4 minutes ago, LeSellers said:

And that, too, is fair to say. Indeed, it seems likely: repentance is harder than anything else except not repenting.

Lehi

Sometimes I think forgiveness might be harder... when what is needing to be forgiven is quiet grave... and great harm has been done

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22 hours ago, MormonMike said:

I had a problem with pornography which I confessed and talked about with my bishop but now I've fallen back into that again. He said that If I did do it again that I should just start over and not give up but, does that mean that I confess to him again.

Thank you, any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Go and see your bishop.  The Atonement has you covered, but you have to go through the necessary steps.

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On 8/15/2016 at 1:22 PM, MormonMike said:

I had a problem with pornography which I confessed and talked about with my bishop but now I've fallen back into that again. He said that If I did do it again that I should just start over and not give up but, does that mean that I confess to him again.

Thank you, any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

ask your bishop.

 

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Pray about it to Heavenly Father and see if Heavenly Father wants you to confess to your Bishop again or if your confession to Heavenly Father is good enough.

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Its been said, that if someone repeats the same sin, that the former sins return.  I am not your bishop, but maybe just be on the safe side, where you don't have to wonder, pray about it, and it wouldn't hurt to see him, but it may hurt if you don't.  He can always guide you.

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