Keep calm, breathe and live one day at a time
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1499  
 
 
In Today's Issue
   
Image of the Day
Testimonials: Great News!
Announcements: GYE Crowdfunding Campaign Launched
Personal Stories: Rock bottom to rehab
12 Step Attitude: Power comes daily
 
 
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Image of the Day
 
Testimonials
 
Great News!
 
By obormottel

Thanks for reaching out to me!

I use the calendar on my "kosher" phone. Your site is extremely helpful, and I have been working with Duvid Chaim that you have referred me to him.

Talking of him, there are no words that can be used in an email about how wonderful he was in changing around my life in 360 degrees.

Keep up your great work! Klal Yisroel really needs it like never before.

Thanks,

Avrumy G

Announcements
 

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GYE Crowdfunding Campaign Launched
 

A cool 2.5 minute video clip that gets straight to the heart of what we do! For those who (hopefully) can't access youtube, you can view it here.

Dear friends,

In order to help every person in the Jewish world struggling with the pull to inappropriate materials, GuardYourEyes continuously labors to develop cutting-edge innovative solutions that really work, in order to save individuals and families and to fight for the kedusha of the Jewish people.

We recently launched a new project for teens struggling with inappropriate materials. We gave presentations to offer solutions in over 100 schools in Israel and are preparing to expand the teens project to schools and sems in the U.S and throughout the world (including presentations for parents and educators).

We're also launching new apps - the 'GYE Help App' and the 'GYE Connection App', and due to great demand, we're creating new websites in English and Hebrew specially to offer help to spouses that discovered their husbands' are falling-in.

To maintain and expand our efforts we are in dire and urgent need of funding.

With your help, we can change the world!

Please visit our crowdfunding page and PASS THE LINK on to all your contacts on e-mail, Whatsapp, Twitter (and FB if you have, eh-hem).

Here's the link to pass on to your friends: thechesedfund.com/campaign/79 or thechesedfund.com/cause/help-guard-your-eyes-to-help-thousands-of-others

Youtube link to pass on: www.youtube.com/embed/Grkha330Peg?rel=0

Every Jew helped through you is an eternal zechus!

Personal Stories
 
Rock bottom to rehab
 
Part 1/2
 
By Anonymous

I have been in various S programs for about 7 years now, but like many people, it just didnt seem to catch. Sure, I would get a streak of sobriety here and another streak there, sometimes 10 months, sometimes 4 months, sometimes a week, sometimes less. But even then, my sobriety was never really "clean". Quite often I would look at porn (without masturbating) and even had a time where I was going to massage parlors but felt that I didnt have to reset my sobriety date as long as I wasnt M'Z'L. Quit often, especially during the long streaks, I found myself switching one addiction for the next. So instead of acting sexually, I would drink, overeat, and even take pills. Much of this behavior was on and off, but it created problems nevertheless. I also found myself drinking while I was acting out, which sometimes led to drinking and driving, or even drinking and taking pills. Often this would happen after a long streak of sobriety, which meant that I was binging with my acting out behaviors. So basically, no matter how hard I tried, something wasnt working. Now that doesnt mean I did everything I could. Sure I've been to many meetings, made tons of calls (sometimes over 20 a day), and spent thousands of dollars on therapy, but in all honesty I never got past step 4 in the step work.

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12 Step Attitude
 
Power comes daily
 
By Holy Yid

I am clean, with the help of G-d, for over fifty days. I feel a sense of some control, and I don't dread the internet like I used to. Starting a few weeks ago, I had a HUGE boost in self esteem and self confidence. I do not know with certainty that my improved spirit is a result of feeling some sense of control, but I think that the two are very likely related.

One of the keys to staying strong is to always live with a sense of awe and reverence for the struggle. Not fear, but remembering that we are powerless, and that the power comes daily, hourly and by the minute, from our Higher Source. This should make you calm and get you focused on your fences.

The other option is to go at it on your own and see how far you get. (Tell me if you get anywhere).

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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