The atonement can be an amazing thing, for me it has helped me to set my life back on the course it needed to be. I am so grateful to my Savior for what he has done for me. For so long I had been living without his presence. I had kept the Savior out of my life. I didn't realize how empty I was. It is wonderful to have the Savior with me to help and inspire me. I have noticed that as long as I am willing to listen to his promptings he will guide me in the right direction. This has become ever more clear to me as time has passed.
Because I had grown lax and because I was not keeping the standards to where they should have been I allowed certain things to come inside my life. Certain tv shows that used foul language and crude behavior in an effort to be funny. Certain movies(Rated R). These things have had an effect on me, My language changed. My behavior changed. I grew desensitized to crude and offensive things.
Since deciding to change myself and bring the Savior back into my life and returning to the lord's true church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I have found my sensitivity to those things returning. I am once again shocked to hear foul language, and offensive behavior on and off television has once again begun to bother me.
I have thought about asking my family to remove those things from our home. But that is much like trying to force my ideals on them. So instead, I have asked them to watch them when I am not around or not at home. They have to let the Savior guide them to what they feel is right just as I have to do the same thing.
I cannot truly focus on repentance and on trying my hardest to return to God if I allow things in my life to drive him away. Keeping the Savior strong in my life is what helps me resist temptation and any urge that may come along to return to old bad habits.