In the first video of "12 Steps to Change," a 12-video series produced by the Mormon Channel and LDS Family Services, a man named David shares his struggle with sex addiction and the important role honesty plays in recovery.
David is one of 12 individuals featured in the series who discuss their addictions and the hope they found through the LDS Addiction Recovery Program.
In the video, David explains how his sex addiction had taken control of his life, and it was only once he embraced the first step of recovery, honesty, that he found hope.
"All these years in my addiction, I had felt like if I could just be honest, I could maybe get some help and be able to change, but as long as I was lying, I was on my own, and I could not stop," David said in the video. "It was like the Lord was saying, 'If you can do this, I can make you a better man. I can change you.' So I called my bishop, and I said, 'I've been unfaithful to my wife for several years, and I need your help.'"
The Mormon Channel promoted the video Tuesday and will promote another video from the series each day during the first two weeks in September, which is National Recovery Month. Each video focuses on one step of the LDS Addiction Recovery Program.
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