Your Phone: Use for recovery or destroy?
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1513  
 
 
In Today's Issue
   
Chizuk: Time to rethink your phone
Announcements: Matching Donor - Please Help!
Testimonials: Phone Partner Program
Links: Porn Harms - Research Shows It
Daily Dose of Dov: Which Hard Work Do You Choose?
 
 
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Time to rethink your phone
 
By GYE Member

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Time to rethink your phone?

Made by a friend of GYE and distributed in honor of his son's Bris Milah (Mazal Tov!!!)

Announcements
 
Matching Donor - Please Help!
 
For the last few years, the same donor offers GuardYourEyes a $5K matching challenge. Tomorrow is the last day of his 5-day challenge for this year - and we're not there yet.
 

An entrepreneurial investor has offered us a challenge once again. He has committed to donate $5,000 to GuardYourEyes on condition that we raise $5,000 to match it within 5 days (by Friday July 22). If we don't, we lose the opportunity and his commitment. Please help us reach this challenge. It would be a big help to GYE.

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Tizke Lemitzvos! May the zechus of your donation be a merit to help you in your quest for purity, Midah Kineged Midah, by helping us help others.

Testimonials
 
Phone Partner Program
 
By Rachmayshomayim
 
By GYE Member

The GYE phone partner program had a huge impact on my life. I kept falling but I wasn't sure what to do about it and just kept trying to pick myself up by doing the same thing as always: getting back into learning and mussar.

Thanks to the accountability I had with my phone partner, I realized that I needed to step things up to the next level, and really reach out for help, from other live people. Thanks to my phone partner, I didn't stay in the cycle of watching pornography and doing teshuva for it, again and again, like I have done for years without any real change. Thankfully, my phone partner and I made it to GYE's phone conferences, and then to SA in our respective neighborhoods early in our lives.

I feel tremendous gratitude to Hashem for helping me find these tools, which He created to help people like me find the refuah I need. So if you want to really make a change for the better in your life, sign up for a phone partner.

The acceptance and honesty you'll learn will change your life, one day at a time.

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Porn Harms - Research Shows It
Daily Dose of Dov
 
Which Hard Work Do You Choose?
 
By GYE Corp.

Someone writes on the forum:

The reason I would like to avoid the 'addict' label is because if I am an addict, it involves 10 times more work and a lifelong commitment. I do realize that this requires tremendous work and a lifelong commitment, but I am still in the early stages of self denial etc.... hey its day 6!


Dov responds:

I hear you loud and clear - and remember the same feelings. But let me tell you that you are making a bit of a funny mistake, chaver. Not facing it and doing the lifelong work is only a guarantee of lifelong work of a different kind: i.e. hiding, lying, and managing two lives while struggling for all the normal stuff (family, job, yiddishkeit, money, friends) that we all expect life owes us...

Once you find out that you are hooked, there are only two choices: it's either a program of recovery or a program of garbage for us. We are on a path of lifelong hard work, either way!

No wonder the drinkers drink so much. They want to drown themselves rather than face the fact that there ain't no easy way out.

Really, once we go to meetings, or whatever we become a part of, and begin recovery, we all find out that life isn't that bad... in fact, it's nice... wait, it's interesting and sometimes exciting... hold on there - it's awesome!

Well... everything takes time.

Just don't rush. You'll miss half the fun! :-)

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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