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    I seem to have a internet addiction. Its hard to break it, but I need balance. Dont want to go on the extreme in either side as I just need balance.


    John

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    Have you considered putting a time limit on yourself? What you call "addiction," to my mind, is simply a lack of self-discipline and true priorities.

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      True may be a good idea.

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        I'm hooked on phonics but there is no 12 step program for people with my addiction either.

        But I still go to work on time (mostly) and still cook dinner.

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          If you are well and truly addicted, you need to get help of friends and family.

          Here's the test. If you truly want to spend less time on the internet, set yourself a timer. When the timer runs out, no more internet for that night. If you go back to the internet despite the timer going off, you're addicted. At that point, do yourself a favor and get some real help. What makes addictions so insidious is our total incapability to mitigate them on our own.

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          • #6
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            One thing I do to limit myself on the internet is to study my Bible first in the morning. After I feel refreshed in the Word of God I’ll wander on to Bible Forum and Facebook, maybe check my email. As the day progresses, I have too many obligations like work, church, family etcetera to spend time on the computer. At night before bed I also like to spend time in Bible study. Some days, I am not on here at all and some just to say hello. Any time the word “addiction” comes up; I tend to think “idolatry”. If we are spending more time chatting with our pals than we are on the Lord God, we are not using our time wisely. I really like HisLeast’s idea and think that would be of benefit for you to try.
            Psalm 19:14
            Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
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            • #7
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              I too have an internet addiction. Quick question John, how many years have you had this addiction?
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              Esperando En Ti.


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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Jaaniya View Post
                I too have an internet addiction. Quick question John, how many years have you had this addiction?
                Oh it's a serious addiction...
                Lets put it this way...I am engaged to an English Teacher.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by JohnDB View Post
                  Oh it's a serious addiction...
                  Lets put it this way...I am engaged to an English Teacher.
                  Am I the only one here who doesn't know what "engaged to an English Teacher" means?
                  .......................John 3:16.........................

                  My testimony:http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthread.php?t=112657I hope that it inspires one and all

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by baxpack7 View Post
                    Am I the only one here who doesn't know what "engaged to an English Teacher" means?
                    I know what it means, but I don't know what it means
                    Psalm 19:14
                    Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by evangelist6589 View Post
                      I seem to have a internet addiction. Its hard to break it, but I need balance. Dont want to go on the extreme in either side as I just need balance.


                      John
                      What have you attempted to bring about a balance and why has it failed?
                      Slug1--out

                      ~"In the turmoil of any chaos, all it takes is that whisper that is heard like thunder over all the noise and the chaos seems to go away, focus returns and we are comforted in knowing that God has listened to our cry for help."~

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                        Originally posted by baxpack7 View Post
                        Am I the only one here who doesn't know what "engaged to an English Teacher" means?
                        Betrothed to be married.

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                        • #13
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                          So, what does the English teacher have to do with anything?
                          .......................John 3:16.........................

                          My testimony:http://bibleforums.org/forum/showthread.php?t=112657I hope that it inspires one and all

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                          • #14
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                            With addictions there are always underlying reasons for them. Dig deeper...why do you feel the need to be on the computer so much? What are you trying to escape from? People drink and do drugs to numb the pain, what are you doing? Do you go to normal sites and just jump from site to site or is pornography involved? I use to be on the internet alot but that was only because I wanted too...actually I use to be here half the day but cut that out quite a while ago. It's easy to lose track of time on the internet but for many it's simply a way to escape what is happening in their life or what has happened. The more we fill our minds the less we have to think and the less pain we feel

                            So you have to get to the root cause...is there anything you are trying to escape from?

                            Live your life in such a
                            way that, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says...

                            "Oh NO.... she's awake!"

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by baxpack7 View Post
                              So, what does the English teacher have to do with anything?
                              English teachers teach using phonics.

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