Websites, books, talks, videos, and other links you might find helpful in your search for recovery. Keep checking back here, because I add more items to my list of resources as I discover them.

Articles and Talks

Sin vs. Weakness

  • Wendy Ulrich has written a beautiful talk about the difference between sin and weakness. It is easy to confuse those concepts and end up with an incorrect approach to spiritual growth and recovery.

The Atonement



  • Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the First Quorum of the Seventy wrote an excellent article published in the July 2014 Liahona explaining the difference between perfectionism and seeking to become perfect.
  • Elder Cecil O. Samuelson gave a BYU Devotional on what it means to be perfect in which he explains that worthiness and perfectionism are not synonyms. A portion of it was printed in the January 2006 New Era, along with a chart comparing perfectionism with doing your best. In 2011 when he was BYU President he gave another devotional on this topic which is printed at the link below in its entirety and where you can also listen to it.


  • President Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave a wonderful talk in the April 2014 General Conference in which he lists 3 types of challenges that keep us from fully living the gospel.  The second type of challenge he discusses is addiction.



  • Moroni 7:33 “And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me.”
  • Isaiah 41:10,13Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness…For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”


  • The website for the Addiction Recovery Program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a wonderful resource. There is a bright red “find a meeting” button in the upper right. There are two main content sections of the site, both of which contain resources for and stories of people who are finding help and recovery.


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2 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Hi Mira,

    I enjoy reading your blog and your resource page. When I read your resource from Wendy Ulrich about ‘sin vs weakness,’ I knew I had to share a good book: “Am I a Saint Yet? Healing the Pain of Perfectionism,” by M. Sue Bergin. Wendy Ulrich’s comments are on the back cover of the book. It can be purchased (inexpensively) on AMAZON. Sue is a good friend from BYU days, a writer for BYU Magazine, and a hospice chaplain. She has some great insights about what Christ really wants from us.

    Love, Susan Pynes

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