Pain or Pleasure?
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1427  
In Today's Issue
Announcements: Is recovery easier or harder for a frum person?
Image of the Day
Torah: Simcha is the Key
Sayings: Share your happiness.
12 Step Attitude: Forget About the Lust
Testimonials: Bullet-proof armor
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Is recovery easier or harder for a frum person?

for a recording of the unique Shiur/Workshop by Dov from Thursday, Feb 11

This unique Shiur/Workshop by Dov deals with a lot of the confusion that frum people sometimes experience in the program, and also with the issue of why some people's yiddishkeit gets weaker in recovery.

Image of the Day
Simcha is the Key
By Ben Durdaya

I woke up today feeling R.I.D (Restlessness, Irritability, and Discontent) big-time. I began to shout "MAY DAY!"... I held myself together long enough to turn on some Purim music. I picked up one of my children and danced with them. My 6 month old son was in his chair, and when he saw us dancing he understood the Simcha and started smiling. Then I pulled my family into the circle and we danced together - a living expression of "kol atzmosay tomarna - all my bones will declare, Hashem, who is like you!!", and I did it for a long time... Yes my friends, SIMCHA is the key!

Share your happiness.
12 Step Attitude
Forget About the Lust
A 24 year old Bochur writes a beautiful post that we can all learn a lot from:
By Anonymous

Thank you GYE! I want you to know that I've only fallen once in watching inappropriate things since I joined GYE about 4 months ago. I can't believe it myself, and although I still fall occasionally with mast**, this is tremendous growth I never dreamed of. I used to act out for 8-9 hours a day on average - every day!

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Bullet-proof armor
By anonymous65

I want to share that GYE has been most helpful and beneficial in my recovery process. The problem resides in the battlefield of the mind, and I used to find myself in the middle of the battlefield with no protection whatsoever to this ailment, nor any kind of weapon to confront this horrible habit. But GYE has given me protection, a full five inches armor on me, and also weapons, powerful weapons to obliterate this enemy. The difference is trying to hit a nail with your bare hand or having a good hammer. With the hammer it's easy, with your bare hands you hurt yourself. That's how much GYE makes it easy to hit the nail, time after time. Thank you for all resources and tools, they have made a world of difference for my struggle!

Do you think you may have a porn addiction?

Do you have a problem with obsessive and compulsive porn use? Have you seriously tried the tools on GYE and feel that you are not getting better? Maybe it’s time to consider joining a 12-Step program.

Porn Anonymous (PA)
If you’re compulsively acting-out with pornography and masturbation we suggest you explore joining Porn Anonymous (PA). If you need help deciding whether to join PA, call Michael at 347-699-2368, or email to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit (Hebrew: / Yiddish:

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)
If your compulsive acting-out has progressed beyond the screen (with other people, paid sexual services, etc.) we suggest you explore joining Sexaholics Anonymous (SA). To figure out if SA is for you, call Dov at 917-414-8205, or email Dov at to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit

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