• Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    Today I am striving to pray about self-control 100 times. Today, consider praying about what you need self-control in. Next, find the right prayer to pray. With habits that are strongholds, we need to chop at the base of the habit to start to kill it. Praying, Father, give me self-control over _______ is good, but if you still think about the…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 4 hours ago

    I know someone who has pounded their addiction for 40 straight years and has lost 90% of everything. I hope I get the chance to say to him, “You would have more joy 30 days from now if you quit.”

    Second, the amount of pleasure he gets from his addiction right now is ruined by a 5 to 1 margin by the problems the addiction has caused. So there is…[Read more]

  • tommyt posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 5 days, 20 hours ago

    While I appreciate your posts and words of divine wisdom, I still am not totally sold on this whole God’s plan thing. Ok, I admit I can be a bit agnostic, but I also believe in things like science and evolution. When I gamble I don’t think about the devil giving me a ride to the casino, I think this is a terrible idea but I’m going to do it anywa…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks ago

    Spiritual Ideas
    We need to change the way we think because changing our thinking is the first step to changing our actions. Transformation changes us from emptiness to fullness.

    The further away you get from God, the more trouble you are going to have in your life. Things will go wrong because you are not cooperating with your Creator, and you…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks, 4 days ago

    What if someday in heaven someone walks up to me and says: I read your article called “Be ready.” It inspired me to take a notebook and write 7 quitting statements in the left hand column.

    #1 Turn from triggers. I then filled the main section with its initials TFT 100’s of times.
    #2 Run from sin. I then filled the main section with…[Read more]

  • tommyt posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 weeks, 6 days ago

    I find one of the hardest things to do is ask for help when you are struggling. Especially from the people that know about your problems but don’t suffer from the same things.
    People in your life who know you have an addiction are always waiting for the other shoe to drop. But if you tell them you are struggling, they assume you are going back t…[Read more]

    • I would love to chat about our struggle. I have been gamble free for a couple months now and am going to be on here more. Let me know when you have time and we can do that.

      • Thanks for saying that, I appreciate it. I’m glad you have been staying away from it for a couple of months. I live in the U.S., and it seems like most of the people here are in Europe, U.K. I would really benefit from talking with someone without the judgment. I keep pretty clammed up because there is plenty of shame with being so compulsive, a…[Read more]

        • I will be on the chat at 10pm EST/EDT we can chat then. Live chatting is a good way ton work thru things but if not, we can chat here

    • I’ve been going to recoveryroadonline.com

  • Cococonail posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks ago

    I would really love to make it one week without gaming. I feel like if I could make it one week I could make it two weeks and then so on and so forth. I can’t even make it 2 days at the point I’m at right now. I really want to stop.

    • I would like to suggest setting a timer and every hour that you don’t gamble pat yourself on the back. That helped me to build self esteem for myself. I could make it if I believed I could.

  • Fleur23 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 1 days ago

    At this time last year I was successfully enrolled in the GameBreak program and was not gambling. Now I am sitting here wondering if I am going to have to sell my home to get out of the hole I have dug myself into. I started gambling again, at first it was just to show myself I beat it and it didn’t control me anymore after 8 months (silly thought…[Read more]

    • I have been on the same roller coaster ride for many many years. I don’t understand why I can’t control this addiction. I quit smoking many years ago and I was a heavy smoker. I do feel I know the reason I go back is because I am lonely and of course the more u gamble the lonier you get because u shut people out.

      • Jenny replied 2 weeks ago

        Frog2255 I think my reason for not quitting is that gambling makes me happy in the moment but the devastation afterwards is horrendous I think I’m chasing some sort of happiness, I want to be happy that’s why I keep gambling, it’s thrilling. I must be addicted to the rush.

  • Tam posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 1 days ago

    I need a sponsor. I need someone to talk to when I want to gamble or possibly do some sort of step work with. I am a legit impulsive gambler, I go when I am ahead with money and lose it all but never really ahead because I owe thousands back from borrowing from gambling. I don’t just go for fun. Sometimes I go because I am arguing with my husband…[Read more]

    • Hi Tam, so sorry to hear about your struggles. I am also in the same boat so I doubt I would be an appropriate sponsor but if you are ever wanting to chat, you are welcome to reach out.

  • Trace36 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 1 days ago

    Think I would rather die.
    Than be in this position. Iv fucked up so bad. All out of options. I’m going to need to fess up in morning. Such a fuck up. Been on this shit show game since 2017- I think, maybe 2015. Can’t deal with this. & somtimes I get up, but then I throw it all back! Like again today! I’m in utter shit street. This the end of th…[Read more]

    • Dont hate yourself. It is an addiction, An addiction that still isn’t understood and recognized so there isn’t a lot of help out there to deal with it and the governments keep advertising the fun of gambling. We need to lobby governments to show how a gambling addiction can destroy lives, take away happiness and make people sick. But because…[Read more]

    • Hi.I no exactly what your going thru- Im 48 started gamb when i was 14 as thats what i was taught growing up.Ive lost about a million dollars gamb in all those yrs blowing my entire paycheck every wk depriving my kids when they were little of my time i use to wake up go to the corner store w/ my 3 kids and we would sit in the car thruout the…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Running from gambling means that we recognize it “As the enemy,” and we instantly go the opposite way.
    #1 With a tempting thought think, “This is the enemy.”
    #2 Have a plan for new thoughts in advance. The Bible says to pursue “Righteousness, faith, love and peace.” This passage gives us 4 prayers:
    “Father, that thought is the enemy. Help m…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks ago

    Spiritual Ideas
    The Bible says “In all circumstances, put on the shield of faith.” My parents always made everything about God. Annoying to a kid sure, but they were obeying this verse.
    Second, a Roman shield was large, and when used with other shields could protect the soldiers from flaming arrows. The shields formed an enclosure behind which the…[Read more]

  • frog2255 posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 1 days ago

    I have to stop forever. Believe me the longer you gamble the worse it gets.

    • Those few words you spoke are so true and help me get thru the past few days.Gambling gets worse each time i go back out and turns me into an insane mess.Today is 11 days foe me and i hope to keep it going and i also hope your able to get some recovery as well.

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    To be habit free we should strive to always be thinking and working on something. This is vital because there is no neutral. Either we are improving or we will default to something bad. Eve was not praising God and focusing on exactly what He wanted when satan suggested the fatal apple. She was neutral, in a vacuum, open to ideas.
    Instead, if we…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 weeks ago

    Preparation is a huge key to quitting. Let’s look at two people trying to quit.

    Alfred’s hadit takes all his cash. He badly wants to quit. Every day he prays three times. “Father, take away this habit.”

    Aaron feels darkness and depression in his life. He wants to quit. Every day he:

    #1 Prays: “Father, help me to turn from triggers, and fill…[Read more]

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months ago

    To quit “For sure,” you need to know everything. Here is a system you could use. Buy 100 3 by 5 cards and a box to put them in. Every day write down:

    #1 Date of the article.

    #2 What the article says “To do.”

    #3 Prayers from the article.

    #4 Your rating from 1-10 for how good the article is.

    If you can’t find a great article on that day, tr…[Read more]

  • Serenity posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months ago

    Has anyone here tried other groups. Such as on Facebook. I joined Gamblers Anonymous support group on FB. I find the people there very open and friendly. It’s a private group. I noticed there are other groups there also but this one for sure is decent.

  • Durr posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months ago

    Life is a battle. Here is how your drive tempts you

    8 your drive says: You are low on cash, you have the right to _______. But if we are digging into scripture we see that God says: If you start doing things my way, “I will provide.”

    #2 your drive says: People have abused you and run you over. You have the right to ______. But if we are spe…[Read more]

  • bbgirl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    I have messed up again, big time. I want to ask a question on here. Please feel free to give me your input. Do you think it is advisable for someone who has a gambling problem to give any money they earn to their partner so that they are in control of finances. I know this will be sensible in some instances but my biggest concern is not having…[Read more]

    • bbgirl in my years of experience there are all kinds of people with different views on how matters should be handled.
      Does your husband know you gamble?
      That is the reason you wish to hand your finances over to him.
      If it’s possible to develop a system that you can show him where you wish to spend your money and it’s not on gambling. He sho…[Read more]

      • I am going through this very same thing. I need my husband to take all access to money for me because I am at that point as well. I just came up with an idea for myself and that is to use a no cash advance credit card to have the freedom to spend on things I need/want but not be able to access cash. I can easily transfer money to my credit card…[Read more]

        • Hi Tam thanks for your response. I am sorry you are going through the same situation. Your idea sounds great if you are not able to access cash but can at least get the other items you need / want. My situation is a bit different if I have cash i dont use it to gamble its the online games that are my problem, so its better I draw cash and keep…[Read more]

      • Thanks Serenity for the advise, I have come to a decision. We discussed this further a few nights later and I saw just the extent of how upset this makes him. It broke my heart to see and that image in my mind is what I will focus on. He is a reasonable man however I need to learn to gain control of my own finances so will contribute as I normally…[Read more]

  • GiGi posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 months, 1 weeks ago

    I cannot believe I did it again!!! I am so frustrated with myself. This is the first time I’m actually reaching out and want to break this stupid cycle! Why did I just do that again!?!

    • You are not alone.I myself juat went back out and lost a ton of $$.I gambled away my entire months check in 1 day on scratch tix.Im sitting in my bedroom right now and feel like im literally paralyzed i dont want to do anything and the thought of tomor makes me sick becuz i no im gonna wake up and say wtf did i do yesterday!! I dont no why this is…[Read more]

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