Oh, sweet surrender!
  Breaking free chizuk #1456  
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Sayings: Recovery is about Freedom
Testimonials: Shmiras Einayim for a Woman - continued
Links: Resources on dangers of porn and sexual exploitation.
Prevention: 25 Steps to Beating Porn Addiction
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Recovery is about Freedom and being with Hashem, not about our own strength and our own goodness.
Shmiras Einayim for a Woman - continued
By Sarah
By GYE Member

In response to a recently published question about the importance of shmiras eiynaim for a Jewih woman, a female GYE member sent her account:

"Recently, I went overseas, and I watched a few movies on the plane. I didn't think there could be anything wrong with it as I am a female. However, when I came back, I could not stop thinking of the movies and the message they gave. I can't even say it was the bad things I saw. It was more the message they gave. (Think 'romance' when everything always turns out perfectly at the end. These things never even happen in real life). BH, I'm very happily married, and I'm settled, and I managed to get over it. But it was hard work.

That's when I realized that ladies can't do whatever they want in this area."

Resources on dangers of porn and sexual exploitation.
25 Steps to Beating Porn Addiction

Please check out the full guide to beating porn addiction in this and upcoming issues (For the first in the series, please refer to issue #1436). The creators of the infographic have taken each of the 25 strategies and provided clear practical actions to take in detail:


    And on the theme of learning new skills, rebuilding your life means replacing one bad habit with good habits and activities. This is the opportunity to reach high and learn something new with all the time you have now that you’re aren’t wasting it watching porn. Learn a language or a musical instrument. Try out rock climbing, start a new business, become a motivational speaker. The world is literally your oyster.

    I feel like the next Sir Issac Newton or Leonardo da Vinci. since I quit a month ago, I’ve literally: started a business, taken up piano, been studying French every day, been programming, drawing… and have more awesome ideas that I know what to do with…

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 help@pornanonymous.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit pornanonymous.org (Hebrew: p-a.org.il / Yiddish: pa-yid.org).

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 dov@guardyoureyes.org to schedule a time to talk. For more information visit www.sa.org.

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